Rav Meir Finkel Appointed Rov of Bais Medrash Avreichim of Flatbush, Rav Plutchok Becomes Rov at Tomchei Torah


rav-meir-finkelBrooklyn, NY – Rav Meir Finkel has been appointed as the mara d’asra of Bais Medrash Avreichim of Flatbush, located on Avenue O, off of Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn.

The position opened when the former rov of the shul, Rav Shlomo Feivel Schustal, previously rosh yeshiva at Yeshiva Torah Temimah, embarked on opening his own yeshiva, Yeshiva Neos Yaakov, this year. The yeshiva, which opened in Woodridge, NY, on the Camp Morris campus, is now located in Lakewood, NJ.

Bais Medrash Avreichim, a kehillah of talmidei chachomim, marbitzei Torah and bnei Torah, sought out a rov to lead their shul and found their candidate in Rav Finkel, a respected talmid chochom who has served for years as a rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas Alexander in Boro Park. A current resident of Kensington, Brooklyn, Rav Finkel was a talmid of Yeshiva Torah Temimah, Yeshivas Brisk and Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood. He is highly regarded for his yedios haTorah and his refined personality.

In other news, Rav Sholom Plutchok, R”M at Yeshiva Derech Chaim in Brooklyn, was recently introduced as rov of Kehal rav-sholom-plutchokTomchei Torah of Flatbush. The position of rov of Kehal Tomchei Torah became available earlier this year when the longtime mara d’asra, Rav Feivel Cohen, noted posek and author of Badei Hashulchan, moved with his rebbetzin to Pine River Village in Lakewood, NJ. The kehillah selected Rav Plutchok, who is a son of Rav Yisroel Plutchok, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Derech Chaim in Brooklyn, to assume the position.

Rav Sholom Plutchok previously served as rov of the High Street Shul in Lakewood, NJ. The formal installation of Rav Plutchok as rov of Khal Tomchei Torah, located on Ocean Avenue between Avenues N and O in Flatbush, took place this past week.

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