At a gala benefit for Lubavitch Cheder Day School of Minneapolis, MN, recognition was given to a generous supporter who is helping to guarantee the future of Jewish education in the state.
Rabbi Shlomo Bendet, executive director of the cheder reflected on the 42 successful years since its founding. He commended the commitment of the cheder staff throughout the highs and lows over the many years, and emphasized the Rebbe’s call to build on what we have already accomplished.
Rabbi Moshe Feller, senior shliach to the Upper Midwest, echoed Rabbi Bendet’s call for growth and spoke about the central role the cheder has played in the community as a mosed chinuch for so many Tinokos Shel Beis Raban.
Rabbi Bendet presented Rabbi & Mrs. Mendel & Nechama Dina Feller with the Community Pillars award. Rabbi Feller is an alumnus and parent of students currently attending the cheder, and served as its principal for many years. Morah Feller has been a central part of the cheder for 25 years and directs the preschool division. Together, they serve as shluchim, directing Lubavitch House and providing support and care for the community with unique dedication.
Rabbi Yossi Bendet, the cheder’s director of development presented the Chabad Tomorrow award to Mr. Walter Pistner, a longtime supporter of the school who is building a Jewish legacy through a generous bequest.
The evening was rounded out with a phenomenal performance by Chazan Shulem Lemmer and a raffle for a grand prize of $10,000.