Yeshivas Toras Moshe will hold its 28th Anniversary Tribute Dinner this Sunday, November 7, at Ateres Avrohom Hall in Williamsburg. The theme of the dinner is “Stay Connected,” emphasizing the extraordinary and lifelong connections the talmidim maintain with each other, the rosh yeshiva, Rav Moshe Meiselman, their rabbeim, and the yeshiva.
Excitement has been building for weeks. The commemorative journal ads are all submitted, and the programming is in place for the dinner, which will see a Siyum Hashas celebration, a video presentation, and a ceremony honoring Rabbi Zev Klein, guest of honor, and Reb Zelig Valis, recipient of the Hakoras Hatov Award. The theme of “Stay Connected” will be emphasized throughout the night, as it has been the hallmark of Yeshiva Toras Moshe since its founding 28 years ago.
The connection to the yeshiva by the talmidim is manifested in many different ways. Many rabbeim, including Rabbi Klein, send out copies of their shiurim to current talmidim, alumni and anyone else interested in continuing to benefit from the chiddushei Torah of the rabbeim. The yeshiva sponsors regular events throughout the year – of which the dinner is one – to generate support for the yeshiva and infuse alumni with the ruach and sense of chaburah they remember so well from their time as talmidim.
“Over the years, we have been zocheh to be maamid talmidim harbei – well over one thousand talmidim,” says Rav Meiselman. “The gathering of parents, alumni and friends at our upcoming dinner allows us to be introspective about our rich past and to look forward to a bright future for the yeshiva.”
Aside from the Siyum Hashas, which was launched in memory of Rav Meiselman’s late mother, Sheyna bas Rav Moshe Halevi a”h, other milestones to be celebrated at the dinner include the one-year anniversary of the yeshiva‘s move to its new state-of-the-art building in Sanhedria Murchevet. There will be the dedication of the Sara Klein a”h Chesed Fund, in memory of the daughter of Rabbi Klein, who tragically lost her life this past summer at the age of 17. The memory of this remarkable bas Yisroel will be marked with a chesed fund in her name that will be used to provide for the special and personal needs of the bochurim and avreichim in the yeshiva while they are in their home away from home.
A much-anticipated part of the evening will feature niggunim by renowned singer Baruch Levine, an alumnus of the yeshiva, accompanied by the Yochi Briskman Orchestra.
Dinner reservations can still be made by visiting www.TorasMosheDinner.org or by calling 718.336.1770.