On March 10, close to 600 people attended Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh’s annual dinner at the Westin Convention Center, celebrating 70 years since the school’s inception by Rabbi and Mrs. Sholom Posner, obm.
The Dinner honoree, Mrs. Judy Wein, is a very active member of the Pittsburgh Jewish community and a long time friend of Yeshiva. The theme of the Dinner was “70 years of changing the world for good.”
The room in which the Dinner took place was completely transformed with up-lighting and giant 70 collages with pictures of the students. Dr. Yaakov Guterson served as the Master of Ceremonies and did a wonderful job, as usual.
Mr. Zev Rudolph, Yeshiva’s Chairman of the Board, opened the program with a touching tribute to the former principal of Yeshiva, Mrs. Keny Deren obm, who passed away just six weeks prior to the dinner.
Rabbi Yisroel Rosenfeld, the dean of Yeshiva Schools and director of Chabad of Western Pennsylvania, spoke about the history of the school, and the tremendous growth since its inception and how it currently serves as the flagship organization for over 15 Chabad Centers in the area.
Yeshiva’s president, Mr. Shlomo Jacobs, said a few words regarding the growth of the school and thanked those who helped prepare for the evening.
Entertainment was provided by the Yeshiva Boys Choir, headed by the boys’ principal Rabbi Yossi Rosenblum, as well as a special video presentation produced by the Pittsburgh-based creative team of Shmideo.com.
Mrs. Blumi Rosenfeld spoke about the honoree and presented her with a personalized gift before the evening ended with a very sincere speech full of gratitude and humility by Judy herself.
Many in attendance were quite impressed with the organization, care and consideration that went into planning the event.