The Lubavitcher Yeshiva Simcha Hall on Crown and Albany in Crown Heights was swarming with hundreds of boys this past Thursday evening, 29 Sivan, ready to receive their long-awaited “sefarim vouchers” that they earned this year by attending Yeshivas Erev Yehuda Kalman.
Rabbi Z. Sorkin, the dynamic coordinator of Yeshivas Erev, opened up the grand finale with words of praise for all of the boys that devoted every evening of the week to further themselves in Limud Hatorah – some reviewing their gemara, others joining the Mishnas Gavriel Project, still others doing their homework and some learning Mishnayos and Tanya Bal Peh.
An amazing “kitzur” project was launched in our Yeshivas Erev by Rabbi Shimon Aaron Rosenfeld in memory of Rabbi Y. K. Marlow.
Every evening after completing their homework the boys learned together 14 simanim in “kitzur” not covered in their regular school curriculum. After completing each siman they would answer questions and then be tested.
All boys receiving 90% and above got a cash award of $25 while those receiving 80% or above were given $18.
The following boys were the top winners of the “Kitzur Project”: Levi Yitzchok Botnick, Mordechai Brashevitzsky, M”M Hertzel, Yaakov Kahanov, M”M Minkowitz, M”M Simon, A. Yitzchok Sosover, Yisroel Weiss, M”M Fellig, Leible Obridko and Binyomin Lipchik.
When Rabbi Yossi Raskin of Oholei Menachem addressed the boys they were mesmerized by his description of how valuable their Torah learning really is.
Rabbi Sorkin then thanked all of the Mashgichim and older Bochurim for their great devotion to the boys that made this year such an outstanding one. He presented each of them with a beautiful gift as a token of appreciation
The evening was also the climax of the Brochos Project of 5774 where the boys reviewed all of the brochos in the Brochos Guide from Rabbi Yehuda Kalman Marlow OBM.
The following boys were the top winners of the Birchas Hanehenin Competition: Yisrael Barber, M”M Berghoff, Ephraim Barber, Levi Yitzchok Botnick, Reuvain Brenenson, Levi Yitzchok Bryski, Moshe Chein, Y”Y Ezagui, SD”B Felberman, Avraham Feldman, Yehudah Freidman, Shimon Goldstein, M”M Goodblat, M”M Hertzel, Yaakov Kahanav, M”M Kogan, SD”B Liberow, Shimon Lishner, M”M Minkowitz, Levi Yitzchok Nelken, Shalom Osdoba, Yehudah Polter, Yaakov Rodel, Avrohom Sorkin, Yisroel Sosover, Shmuel Vilenkin, M”M Weisfish and Dovid Weiss.
They were each rewarded with a set of Seforim.
Finally the evening was concluded with presenting to each of the boys that attended the Yeshivas Erev with a “sefarim voucher” to be cashed in at Kehot. The amount each boy received was based on his attendance and accomplishments during the past year.
Yeshivas Erev will continue iy”h this summer in the Agudah Shul on Crown Street in the evening from 7:00 P.M.
A special thanks to all of our supporters who share in the great mitzvah of Talmud Torah of our children.