By COLlive reporter
Rabbi Hershel Lustig, who stood at the helm of the Educational Institute Oholei Torah in Crown Heights for over 40 years, is retiring at the end of the 5779 school year.
In a letter to parents, Rabbi Lustig informed that he will be retiring as of the next school year, and says he feels comfortable “passing on the torch of leadership to the young and dynamic menahalim of each division. They are all B”H highly qualified and very competent.”
The current principals include Rabbi Meir Shimshoni, Pre 1A-1st, Rabbi Moshe Rubinson, Grade 2, Rabbi Levi Golomb, Grades 3-4, Rabbi Yehoshua Lustig, Grades 5-7, and Rabbi Chaim Yisroel Wilhelm, Grade 8.
Lustig wrote that he will remain part of the yeshivah faculty, and will continue to be available to parents and former talmidim for consultation on chinuch concerns.
“I thank Hashem for the “zchus” to spend over forty years in מלאכת שמים of chinuch, and for all the brochos which He has bestowed upon my family and myself.
“I thank the Rebbe for entrusting me with the chinuch of his צבאות השם. I hope I have fulfilled, and will IY”H continue to fulfill, his shlichus and meet his expectations. May Moshiach come speedily.
“I thank you, dear parents, for giving me the privilege of being mechanech your kinderlach. May they all bring you much Chasidishe nachas.
I thank the yeshivah, Reb Michoel Titelbaum ob”m, Rabbi Yosef Rosenfeld, and the Board of Directors, for granting me the opportunity to serve as menahel. They have always treated me with dignity and kindness, and are continuing to do so at this juncture,” he wrote.