Over 600 people gathered for the annual fundraising dinner for Beth Rivkah Schools in Yerres, France on Sunday, January 13.
The crowd of donors, friends, alumni and parents of students enjoyed a gala evening, which was attended by prominent Rabbis and included entertainment by a symphony orchestra playing niggunim.
The evening began with a cocktail buffet, which was then followed by an elegant dinner, in the beautiful setting of the Vincennes district of Paris.
During the event, funds were raised from their supporters and friends to finance the remaining costs of building the new, modern school complex which opened in 2010.
The film screened during the evening, besides showing the children in the new school building, movingly honored the memories of faculty members – Rabbi Gurevitch obm and principal Rabbi Ori Shonthal obm – two pillars of Beth Rivkah who passed away, recounting their unconditional love and concern for each child.
Beth Rivkah (France) was founded by the Rebbe in 1947 at the request of the Frierdiker Rebbe. Today Beth Rivkah in the Paris suburb of Yerres has 600 students, in the sections which range from kindergarten, primary and high schools, a girls seminary and boys school, plus a special section for children with various difficulties.
Contact for the seminary: Rabbi Uzan: 00 33 169 49 62 67
Cell phone:00 33 6 60 49 67 51, or by email: [email protected]
Good News! For all the girls who are in crown heights from this week until the 4th of february, if you are interested in Beth Rivkah seminary, France, you can arrange to meet Mrs Uzan: 917 754 7653. Bienvenue!