Flatbush: Shuvu Annual Summer Parlor Meeting Tonight


rav-pamShuvu-Chazon Avrohom will be holding annual summer dinner meeting tonight  at the home of Rabbi and Mrs. Gedaliah Weinberger in Flatbush, Brooklyn.

The event, for men only, will feature a kesivas Sefer Torah l’illui nishmas Shuvu’s founder, Rav Avrohom Pam zt”l, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Torah Vodaas.

The guest speaker will be Rav Asher Weiss, rosh kollel and av bais din of Machon Minchas Osher L’Torah V’Horaah and author of Minchas Asher. The event will begin at 7 p.m.

Shuvu was established in 1990 following a call to action by leading rabbinic figures. Over 15,000 students are currently enrolled in 67 Shuvu schools, pre-schools and after-school programs. Shuvu has a $26 million budget and 1,200 employees.

Shuvu sponsors summer camps in 22 locations, provides hot lunches to thousands of children daily, provides Yom Tov food and seminars for 12,500 students and families, has provided 3,000 pairs of tefillin to bar mitzvah boys, has service centers in a dozen cities throughout Israel, and holds Shabbatons and family seminars monthly.

Shuvu operates a national network of schools, with branches in Acco, Arad, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Bat Yam, Beer Sheva, Beer Yaakov, Bet Shemesh, Dimona, Chadeira, Cholon, Hod Hasharon, Yerushalayim, Kfar Saba, Lod, Nahariya, Netanya, Ofakim, Petach Tikvah, Rechovot, Rishon Letzion, Sderot, Tel Aviv and Yeruchem.

Shuvu was Rav Pam’s beloved cause. He saw it as an opportunity to revolutionize Eretz Yisroel by providing religiously deprived children of Russian immigrants with a Yiddishe chinuch, summing it up as “Chinuch Kodesh L’Zerah Kodesh, B’Eretz HaKodesh.”

The Shuvu Summer Parlor Meeting was precious to Rav Pam and he was moser nefesh for it, insisting on attending it year after year. Even in the year 2001, when his health was failing him, he made the effort to be driven to the event by ambulance, accompanied my medical personnel. It was the last time Rav Pam spoke in public, as he was niftar just weeks later.

As Klal Yisroel prepares to mark the 12th yahrtzeit of Rav Pam, participants of the Shuvu Summer Parlor Meeting tonight will also have the opportunity to participate in the kesivas osiyos in a Sefer Torah written l’illui  nishmaso.

The  Weinberger home is located at 1757 East 23rd Street in Flatbush.

{Noam Amdurski-Matzav.com Newscenter}