web analytics
May 23, 2015 / 5 Sivan, 5775
At a Glance
Sections
Sponsored Post


Torah Blossoms In Las Vegas Desert

Yeshiva Day School of Las Vegas’s deans, Rabbi Moshe Katz and Rabbi Zev Goldman, present award to Educator of the Year, Rabbi Michoel Paris.

Yeshiva Day School of Las Vegas’s deans, Rabbi Moshe Katz and Rabbi Zev Goldman, present award to Educator of the Year, Rabbi Michoel Paris.

At the recent Yeshiva Day School of Las Vegas’s Annual Banquet, 180 guests from the Las Vegas Valley celebrated seven years of nurturing the Jewish future of Las Vegas. Divrei Torah and chizuk were the banquet’s themes.

Mr. And Mrs. Rocky Bocarsky, parents of the year, were recognized for their commitment to bettering the Jewish community and their children’s education.

Rabbi Michoel Paris was acknowledged for his mesiras nefesh as a marbitz Torah. In addition to teaching at Yeshiva Day School, Rabbi Paris teaches adult classes in tefillah, parshah and Gemara. He and his rebbetzin are active members of the Green Valley Jewish community, and are known for their hachnassas orchim.

Banquet participants expressed pride in the growth of the Yeshiva Day School as a preeminent Torah establishment. Rabbi Dovid Nojowitz, shlita, national director of Torah Umesorah, said of the yeshiva’s activists, “You have planted the living seed of Torah in the desert climate of Las Vegas, from which vibrant blossoms will grow in the hearts and minds of your students.”

Despite being one of the fastest-growing Jewish communities in the U.S. – the estimated Jewish population is 70-80,000 – Las Vegas has long been overlooked by much of the Torah world. Recognizing the urgent need to bring Torah to the Nevada desert, the gedolei roshei yeshiva and rabbanim encouraged the creation of the Yeshiva Day School.

In 2007 Rabbi Zev Goldman and Rabbi Moshe Katz, talented and dedicated talmidim of Rav Henoch Leibowitz, zt”l, launched the school with nine students in the back room of a shul. Seven years later, the school boasts nearly 100 students. It is planning to open a satellite campus on another side of the Valley for the 2014-2015 school year.

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

6 Responses to “Torah Blossoms In Las Vegas Desert”

  1. Abuja Explosion:71 killed, 124 injured — police:

    Twin blasts on Monday at a bus station on the outskirts of Nigeria’s capital crammed with morning commuters killed 71 people and injured 124 others, police said.

    “We have a total of 71 dead and 124 others injured. (The wounded) are receiving treatment at hospitals within and around” Abuja, national police spokesman Frank Mba told journalists at the scene.
    – vanguard

  2. May you have a blessed PASSOVER !

  3. So, Nu? What is it with us Jews and the Desert??

  4. Les Martin says:

    Larry ..not the desert,frum gamblers…!

  5. I am one of those 80, 000 and happy we have grown in numbers.

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Tzipi Hotovely, new Deputy Foreign Minister.
Foreign Minister Hotovely: Tell the World ‘God Gave Israel to the Jews’
Latest Sections Stories
Schonfeld-logo1

To what extent is your child displaying defiance?

Respler-052215

This therapist kept focusing on how “I could do better,” never on how we could make the marriage work.

South-Florida-logo

Mistrust that has lingered after the fiasco in Ferguson, Missouri, has edged the issue forward.

“The observance of a kosher diet is a key tenet of Judaism, and one which no state has the right to deny,” said Nathan Diament, executive director for public policy of the Orthodox Union.

Two weeks of intense learning in the classroom about Israel culminated with Yom Ha’Atzmaut. Students attended sessions with their teachers and learned about history, culture, military power, advocacy, slang, cooking, and more.

The nations of the world left the vessel to sit rotting in the water during one of the coldest winters in decades and with its starving and freezing passengers abandoned.

Rabbi Yisroel Edelman, the synagogue’s spiritual leader, declared, “The Young Israel of Deerfield Beach is looking forward to our partnership with the OU. The impact the OU has brought to Jewish communities throughout the country through its outreach and educational resources is enormous and we anticipate the same for our community in Deerfield Beach as well.”

Our goal here is to offer you recipes that you can make on Yom Tov with ingredients you might just have in the house. Enjoy and chag sameach!

Gardening can be a healthy, wholesome activity for the whole family.

Unfortunately, the probability is that he will not see a reason to change as he has been acting this way for a long time and clearly has some issues with respecting women.

All of these small changes work their way into the framework of the elephant and the rider because they are helping the elephant move forward.

It’s hard not to be intrigued by recipes with names like Thanksgiving Stuffing Soup, Braised Chicken with Rhubarb Gravy and Vidalia Onion Fritters with Sambal Yogurt Dip.

More Articles from Jeanne Litvin

Rabbi Cohen is amongst an elite group of educators worldwide, collaborating with Apple on global education initiatives and embracing new opportunities to bring the freshest, most innovative ideas to students everywhere.

Rabbi Pinni Dunner and Holocaust survivor Heddy Orden.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/community/west-coast-happenings/torah-blossoms-in-las-vegas-desert/2014/04/14/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: