Reasons for the Jewish people’s suffering and their purpose in exile was the theme of keynote speaker Rabbi Ari Lamm at Holocaust Remembrance Day held at the Young Israel of Forest Hills on Wednesday, May 1.
On Wednesday evening, May 1, the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) at the Yeshiva of Central Queens organized a Shlissel Challah Bake. Many people have the minhag to bake a shlissel-key challah for the first Shabbos following Pesach. The idea is to make a key-shaped challah or place a key inside the challah prior to baking. The “key” symbolizes that our parnasah, our livelihood, is in Hashem’s hands, and we should daven that Hashem will shower us with abundance.
Chazaq collaborated with the Young Israel of Queens Valley on Yom HaShoah for an evening of reflection, where a standing room only crowd gathered for a special viewing of Hidden Face, a documentary about the life of Rabbi Yekusiel Halberstam, the Sanz-Klausenberger Rebbe, ztk”l, whose wife and 11 children were murdered during the darkest days. Rabbi Shmuel Marcus, Rabbi of The Young Israel of Queens Valley, gave background on the Admor’s struggle and ability to invigorate others throughout his ordeal. Rabbi Marcus pointed out that the Admor established several institutions, most notably the Laniado Hospital in Netanya, Israel, also known as the Sanz Medical Center. This medical facility is a voluntary, non-profit operation in Kiryat Sanz, serving a regional population of over 450,000 throughout Netanya and the Sharon plain.
For over six decades, Yeshiva Tiferes Moshe has provided top quality education for talmidim of the Queens community. Today, the Yeshiva is flourishing. It still offers its renowned high-caliber curriculum in both limudei kodesh v’chol, with a strong emphasis on character development, that accompanies each talmid on his life journey. The yearly Yeshiva dinner is devoted to honoring exceptional individuals who are invested in its overall educational philosophy. The honorees have graciously stepped forward to contribute in a meaningful way to its continued growth and development. The Yeshiva will also recognize a member of the faculty who represents all of the staff in terms of his or her selfless devotion to the students. The Yeshiva is sincerely grateful for the kochos and resources the honorees have invested in Yeshiva Tiferes Moshe to ensure the continued success of its mission: to inspire and cultivate the next generation of outstanding b’nei Torah of klal Yisrael.
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