Yeshiva of Far Rockaway Dinner Tonight, Ben Brafman to MC


prerfbramanYeshiva of Far Rockaway (Yeshiva Derech Ayson) is celebrating its Fortieth Anniversary Dinner and Chanukas Habayis tonight at the yeshiva campus, 802 Hicksville Road in Far Rockaway, NY. The yeshiva, which comprises a mesivta and bais medrash, is led by its Rosh Yeshiva, Rav Yechiel Yitzchok Perr, and its Menahel, Rav Aaron Brafman (both seen in photo).

At the dinner tonight, Rav Moshe Brown, beloved maggid shiur in the yeshiva and rov of the Agudah of West Lawrence, will receive the Marbitzei Torah and Rabbinic Leadership Award. Mr. and Mrs. Nochum Aber are the Guests of Honor. Dr. and Mrs. Eli Adler are the Distinguished Leadership Awardees. Eli Adler is a son of the respected talmid chochom and author, Rabbi Dr. Boruch Adler.

The dinner co-chairmen are Mr. Chaim Balter and Mr. Josh Winkler.

The Master of Ceremonies is Mr. Benjamin Brafman, Esq., renowned attorney and brother of Rav Aaron Brafman.

Rav Yechiel Perr, who grew up in South Ozone Park, Queens, is a son of Rav Menachem Mendel Perr, who served as a rov in Queens. Rav Perr went to Mesivta Yeshiva Chaim Berlin and later learned in the Philadelphia Yeshiva and Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood under the tutelage of Rav Aharon Kotler zt”l

Rav Perr later married his wife, the beloved Rebbetzin Shoshana Nekritz, a daughter of Rav Yehuda Leib Nekritz, a granddaughter of Rav Avrohom Yaffen, and a great-granddaughter of the Alter of Novardok.

After leaving Lakewood, Rav Perr, who is a brilliant talmid chochom, went to Yeshiva Beis Yosef-Nevardok in Brooklyn. After a brief stint at Yeshivas Kaminetz, he left to open the Yeshiva of Far Rockaway in 1969. The yeshiva’s name, Derech Ayson, is based on Rav Avrohom Yaffen’s sefer by the same name.

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  1. btw i was at the dinner. It was very nice and I was happy that they did not waste money on an expensive dinner hall. Everyone else should follow suit (especially in this tough economy) and not waste tzeddakah money on the hall.