By COLlive reporter
Photos: Shmuel Amit/COLlive
Students of Bnos Menachem Junior High in Crown Heights commemorated the 1st yahrzeit of the philanthropist and activist Reuvain Tatarka OBM on Thursday, 19th of Teves.
As reported on COLlive.com, following Mr. Tatarka’s sudden passing last year, the Junior High was renamed in his honor.
Rabbi Zvi Telsner, of Melbourne, Australia, spoke warmly about the many maalos and middos tovos of Reuvain Tatarka, who gave generously to many causes in a discreet fashion, and was always eager to assist and promote programs that were dear to the Rebbe.
One example he shared was that Reuvain Tatarka was concerned about the cleanliness of the shul and it was not beneath his dignity to be the first volunteer to help bring the shul to an organized state before davening.
The students gained insight into the personality of Mr. Tatarka, whose name and picture grace the halls of Bnos Menachem Junior High. Following these meaningful messages, the students davened Mincha and were led in the recitation of tehillim by their principal, Mrs. Slae.