By COLlive reporter
Parents of 7th and 8th grade students of Cheder Chabad of Monsey gathered on Motzoei Shabbos at K’hal Tzemach Tzedek in Monsey to announce the formation of a new local mesivta.
Due to popular demand, a committee of local leaders and parents was formed for the purpose of undertaking this endeavor, under the leadership of Rabbi Boruch Dov Lesches.
After months of extensive research, detailed planning and scouting to find a suitable Menahel Ruchni for the new Monsey mesivta, Rabbi Menachem Aizenman of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina was chosen for the position.
Rabbi Aizenman and his family spent this past Shabbos in Monsey, where he informally met and greeted prospective talmidim and parents.
He was officially introduced to the parents of potential talmidim on Motzoei Shabbos at K’hal Tzemach Tzedek. Rabbi Aizenman presented in detail his vision for a successful Mesivta that will attract talmidim of high-caliber from far and near.
He took questions from parents and advised them of the advantages that this mesivta will offer.
Rabbi Aizenman has been consulting with menahalim of successful Lubavitcher mesivtas and a range of educators and mechanchim, both local and outside the community, including Rabbi Ezra Schochet of Los Angeles and Rabbi Nochum Kaplan of the Merkos Chinuch Office.
Parents left the meeting enthused and excited.