Meir Panim’s Tiberias Free Restaurant not only provides warm meals, but the opportunity to socialize as well.
Torah Vodaath Melaveh Malkah Yeshiva Torah Vodaath will hold its annual melaveh malkah on Motzaei Shabbos Parshas Va’eira, January 21, at Ohr Hachaim Viznitz Hall in Boro Park. The evening of chinuch and recognition will be graced by the presence of distinguished rabbonim and Torah leaders and honor the following friends of the yeshiva:
Mr. And Mrs. Yaakov Hirsch will be the Guests of Honor. R’ Yaakov was a parent at Torah Vodaath for many years. Today the yeshiva is proud to have several of his grandchildren in its Yeshiva Ketanah. A devoted askan and businessman, R’ Yaakov, together with his wife Eleanor, have built a beautiful home of Torah and chesed. In addition to their full time dedication to bikur cholim and other chesed achievements, they welcomed orphans into their home and brought them under the chuppah.
The Mesivta Parents of the Year Award will be presented to Mr. and Mrs. Menachem Levitin. R’ Menachem was a talmid of the yeshiva from his earliest years. When it came time to be mechanech his sons, he and his wife chose Torah Vodaath to help mold their boys in the derech of which they are so proud. R’ Menachem and his wife, Chaya, embody the goals and ideals of the yeshiva.
Mr. And Mrs. Yitzi Weis will be recognized as Yeshiva Ketanah Parents of the Year. Yitzi spent many years b’koslei haYeshiva as an outstanding talmid. His wife, Simi, is heavily involved in the yeshiva’s PTA, serving on its presidium, devoting many hours to the yeshiva. They are very involved in the chinuch of their children and praise the hanhalla of the Yeshiva Ketanah for all the efforts that are extended on behalf of the talmidim.
This year’s melaveh malkah is dedicated to the memory of a special and unique couple, Mr. And Mrs. Shmuel Avigdor and Selma Finkelman. R’ Shmuel Avigdor became mekushar to the yeshiva as a young talmid, a relationship that continued throughout his life. The Finkelmans were the first shomer Shabbos family to move onto their block in Kensington, just to be close to the then-new campus of Torah Vodaath. Their sons were all talmidim of the yeshiva. Their children, Rabbis Mordechai, Shimon, and Dovid Finkelman, Rabbi Mordechai Anteby, and Rabbi Yaakov Mandel are all well-known mechanchim in the metropolitan area and remain close to the yeshiva. They are dedicating the melaveh malkah in the memory of their parents who were devoted heart and soul to the Yeshiva.
A special tribute will be made in memory of Mrs. Zlata Uhr, a”h. A dedicated employee of the yeshiva for more than six decades, Mrs. Uhr cared deeply about the talmidim, rebbeim and the yeshiva. Mrs. Uhr was also well known for her decades of service in Camp Bnos and had a special relationship with its staff and campers. Her sudden passing several months ago left many in the yeshiva stunned and saddened.
Building on the success of previous years, an informative and exciting program will be presented. Rabbi Mordechai Finkelman, mashgiach ruchni of Yeshiva Ohr Hachaim, will deliver a special address titled “Powerful Positive Chinuch Lessons in Turbulent Times.” To keep the presentations brief and focused, the rest of the evening’s presentations will be presented via pre-recorded video.
For more information on the melaveh malkah, contact the yeshiva at 718-941-800 or email@example.com.
Skverer Rebbe Visits Los Angeles
The Skverer Rebbe was scheduled to arrive this week in Los Angeles on Wednesday evening, January 11. The last Shabbos the Rebbe conducted in Los Angeles was in February 2006. The Rebbe will be returning to New York on Thursday, January 19. The hachnosas orchim hotline (323-424-4147) is receiving a large volume of phone calls from those seeking and offering lodging, all being handled by the hachnosas orchim committee.
Sholom Dov Fishel, president of the Skverer Kehilla, assumed the enormous task of organizing the Rebbe’s visit. The Rebbe will be received at the airport by the committee. From the airport, the Rebbe will be brought to the family home of Yesochor Dov (Berel) Weiss, 151 S. McCadden Place, where the Rebbe will be stationed.
Hundreds will be waiting at the Weiss home in anticipation of the Rebbe’s arrival. A grand formal kabbalas panim will take place at Beis Medrash Eitz Chaim Vishnitza, led by Rabbi Chaim Boruch Rubin, where Los Angeles rabbis and roshei yeshiva will participate. At the Weiss home, the Rebbe was scheduled to receive petitioners on January 11 from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. and on January 12 from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Shabbos Shemos will have the Rebbe staying at the home of Yosef Eliezer Treitenl and family and conducting tefillas and tisch at Yeshiva Aharon Yaakov Ohr Eliyahu. Minchah Erev Shabbos begins at 5:20 p.m. The Friday night tisch, at which thousands are expected, will begin at 8:30 p.m. Shabbos Shacharis starts at 9:30 an with the Shabbos day tisch at 3:30 pm. Shabbos Minchah is scheduled for 4:40 p.m. but may begin a little later. The Sholosh Seudos tisch follows at 5:30 p.m. Havdala with a musically accompanied procession will take place immediately after. The shalosh seudos tisch will extend for at least two hours. Those not living within walking distance will be able to drive to the event. Plentiful parking space will be available.
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Today is day six without a phone.
Besides for feeling slightly isolated, it’s not too bad.
I’ve been doing things that I know I would not be doing if my phone was sitting next to me, shiny screen beckoning.
Is anyone else alarmed by the way extended warranties are sold on just about anything and everything? It means one of two things – either someone has found a great way of getting consumers to part with more of their hard earned dollars or manufacturers have no faith in their own products. Neither of those options is particularly heartwarming.
As I described Gaon in a review in June 2001 (“In Search of Ancestors, Sculpture by Simon Gaon” at Yeshiva University Museum), his Bukharian Jewish roots are deeply embedded on both sides of his family, echoed in his early yeshiva education.
Let me begin by congratulating my dear machatunim, Soraya and Jay Nimaroff, on being the recipients of the Community Service Award at the Sderot Hesder Institutions 18th annual anniversary dinner.
Think of your issues this way: due to those different backgrounds, you have a “shovel” to deal with difficulties while he has a “spoon”.
Do you remember the good old days when kids were kids and there was never anything to worry about? Those days never really existed, but today there are issues kids worry about that weren’t issues for some adults. They include fear of bullying, natural disasters, divorce, and violence.
In Part I talked about celebrating 30 years of Regesh Family and Child Services providing services to children, teens and families. I shared the agency’s origin and the many lessons I have learned through this journey. As I mentioned, it is my hope that my experiences will add to your toolbox of life skills.
Unfortunately, a map of the Middle East with no mention of Israel is nothing new… It is surprising however, that the world’s largest publisher of children’s literature, Scholastic Books, has joined in this trend.
About six months ago my parents and I started discussing ideas for a mitzvah project in honor of my bat mitzvah. I wanted to do something unique that would be meaningful to me and also do something that my friends could participate in. Immediately I thought of an organization called Sharsheret.
“I’m disappointed that the agreement reached with Iran leaves our unfulfilled our ultimate objective: a complete dismantling of Iran’s nuclear program and related activities.
Southern NCSY will be holding a leadership training Shabbaton at the Young Israel of Bal Harbour December 6 and December 7. Rabbi Steven Weil, executive vice president of the Orthodox Union, will be the special guest speaker.
Is there a beginning and an end to the universe? What role can medical breakthroughs play in conception or genetic engineering? Can science help us pinpoint the end of human life? Does the soul emanate from the brain or vice-versa?
Last month’s column sketched the myriad of social programs in which the Orthodox American communal worker and leader Adolphus S. Solomons (1826-1910) was involved. Adolphus married Rachel Seixas Phillips (1828-1881), a descendant of colonial patriot families and together they had eight daughters and a son.
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