By COLlive reporter
Photos: Sholem Srugo/COLlive
Hadar Hatorah Men’s Yeshiva, under the auspices of NCFJE, celebrated 57 years at their annual dinner Sunday at the Jewish Children’s Museum in Crown Heights.
Donors, alumni, and staff gathered for the annual dinner marking 57 years of Hadar Hatorah, the world’s first Baal Teshuvah Yeshivah for Jewish men with little or no formal background in Jewish knowledge or practice, literally transforming thousands of lives since its founding in 1962.
The yeshiva offers full time and part time curriculums as well as shorter learning retreats such as Yeshivah Shabbos and the ten-day Yeshivacation, both in Brooklyn (winter) and their Catskill Mountains campgrounds (summer).
At the dinner, the yeshiva honored supporters Avi Kamman, Jewish Education Award; Dr. Eli Rosen, Jewish Education Award; Shmuel Lezell, Alumnus of the Year; Binyomin Abrams, Alumnus Outreach Award; Tuvyah Schleifer, Dinner Chairman; and Dovid Chaim Hoffman, Journal Chairman.
A special tribute was given to Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Yaakov Goldberg for 50 years of dedicated service to Hadar Hatorah. Rabbi Goldberg is an admired and beloved educator who merited to be called a “Lamdan,” a diligent scholar, by the Rebbe.
He is the Rosh Yeshivah of Hadar Hatorah and a Meshiv in Tomchey Tmimim in 770 where he answers questions on all Shas and Halacha.