The Lubavitcher Yeshiva Simcha Hall was swarming with hundreds of boys this past Thursday evening, who had come to celebrate the grand finale of Yeshiva Erev 5781, where they had spent an extra hour each day after school learning Torah.
The Lubavitcher Yeshiva Simcha Hall on Crown and Albany in Crown Heights was swarming with hundreds of boys this past Thursday evening, 23 Sivan, ready to receive their long-awaited “sefarim vouchers” that they earned this year by attending Yeshivas Erev.
Rabbi Z. Sorkin, the dynamic coordinator of Yeshivas Erev, opened up the grand finale with words of praise for all of the boys that devoted every evening of the week to further themselves in Limud Hatorah – some reviewing their Gemara, others joining the Mishnays Gavriel Project, still others doing their homework and some learning Mishnayos and Tanya Bal Peh.
Rabbi Mendel Blau, the menahel kloli of Oholei Torah then addressed the boys, mesmerizing them with his description of how valuable their Torah learning really is.
Rabbi Sorkin then thanked all of the Mashgichim and older Bochurim for their great devotion to the boys that made this year such an outstanding one. He presented each of them with a beautiful gift as a token of appreciation
The evening was also the climax of the Birchas Hanehenin project of 5781 where the boys reviewed the proper brochos for over 500 foods based on the psakim of Rabbi Yehuda Kalman Marlow a”h.
The following boys were the top winners of the Birchas Hanehenin Competition: Menachem Mendel Osdoba, Chaim Uziel Amzalak, Yosef Bogomilski, Yechezkiel Bogomilski, Gabi Baumgarten, Naftali Blau, Mendel Binyominson, Yosef Yitzchok Hakohen Bell, Yisroel Tzvi Hendel, Yakov Dov Tzfasman, Menachem Mendel Rendler, Shloimy Schwei, Mendel Landau and Shlomke Engel.
Each boy was rewarded with a beautiful set of Seforim.
Finally the evening was concluded with presenting to each of the boys that attended the Yeshivas Erev with a “sefarim voucher” to be cashed in at Kehot. The amount each boy received was based on his attendance and accomplishments during the past year.
Yeshivas Erev will continue iy”H this summer in the Agudah Shul on Crown Street in the evening from 7:00 to 8:00 PM, beginning on Tuesday, 12 Tammuz.
“A special thanks to all of our supporters who share in the great mitzvah of Talmud Torah of our children,” organizers said.
To become a supporter, please mail your donation to: Igud Menahalei Yeshivos 1247 President Street Brooklyn, NY 11225 Or yeshivaserev.org/donate