Video, Photos: Skulener Rebbe Visits the Ihr Hatorah of Lakewood


skulener-rebbe-rav-malkiel-kotler[Video and photos below] Last night, a kabbolas ponim melava malka was held in Lakewood, NJ, for Rav Tzvi Noach Portugal, rov of the Skulener Bais Medrash of Lakewood and a son of the Skulener Rebbe. Rav Tzvi Noach moved to Lakewood three weeks ago. He had previously been traveling to Lakewood from his home in Brooklyn to lead his kehillah at the Skulener Bais Medrash on Ninth Street, off of Monmouth Avenue.

The highlight of the kabbolas ponim, held at Yeshiva Ketana Hall, was the participation of the Skulener Rebbe. The Rebbe arrived at about 11:30 p.m. and was greeted with warm singing and dancing. Shortly thereafter, Maran Rav Aryeh Malkiel Kotler, rosh hayeshiva of Beth Medrash Govoha of Lakewood, arrived and greeted the Skulener Rebbe, welcoming him to the Ihr Hatorah of America. After the Rebbe washed and led some additional singing, Maran rosh hayeshiva delivered divrei bracha, welcoming Rav Tzvi Noach to the city of Lakewood and wishing him much hatzlacha as he leads his kehillah.

Earlier in the evening, divrei bracha were delivered by Rav Avrohom Shemano, rov of Kehilas Nachlas Yaakov and rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas Me’or Hatorah.

The event was graced by various rabbonim of Lakewood botei knesses.

Click below for video clips of the event:

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