Torah Networking through Kollel Ohr Shmuel

“What pictures do you think Moshe Rabbeinu had on his wall as he was growing up in Paroh’s palace? Do you think he had a picture of Reb Boruch Ber? No! He had pictures of wild animals. No doubt he had a picture of a snake, a lion, or more likely a bear without the “Reb Boruch”!

In his inimitable way HoRav Yisroel Appelbaum the Rosh Yeshiva of the Yeshiva in Lutzk shared with the bochurim of Rav Yisroel Goldblatt’s new mesivta how easy it is to underestimate our abilities. Taking the theme from Moshe Rabbeinu’s upbringing and describing his own personal journey before he started learning Gemoro at 17 years old, Rav Appelbaum encouraged and energized the bochurim to realize their own potential.

Last year Torah networking at Lutzk’s Kollel Ohr Shmuel led to the founding of the new Mesivta. The networking continued Chanukah time when the bochurim visited Rav Sorotzkin’s home for divrei chizuk. Last week they came to Lutzk to hear divrei Chizuk from Rav Appelbaum.

Twice a year Miami is the place to be for Healthcare and Real Estate networking but with so many Roshei Yeshiva, Magiddei Shiur and Rabbonim under one roof, every day at Lutzk’s Kollel Ohr Shmuel is the place to be for Torah networking!

Bais Medrash L’Torah goes to Margate

Bais Medrash L’Torah has teamed up with the community in Margate, NJ and started a learning program on Thursday evenings. Three 20 minute shiurim are given on various topics by Rabbi Yosef Trocki, Rabbi Shimon Mandel and Rabbi Yoel Deutch.

Rabbi Yosef Trocki, Rabbi Yoel Deutch and Rabbi Shimon Mandel preparing for their classes at Margate, NJ.

Hachtara for Rabbi Yisroel Chaim Jankelowitz – Rosh Kollel of the Semicha chabura, at the James Street Shul.

On Thursday parshas Shelach, 23 Sivan, June 13th, Rabbi Yisroel Chaim Jankelewitz was Muchtar as Rov of the James Street Shul. The Shul has elected Rabbi Jankelewitz to be the Rov after an overwhelming majority of the kehilla has been drawn to his great character, his vast knowledge of Halacha and his many talents. It is a great simcha for the Semicha chabura and for Bais Medrash L’Torah as a whole. The hachtara was attended by the many mispallelim of the kehilla and the b’nei hachabura. Rabbi Shmuel Felder Shlit”a spoke and attested to Rabbi Jankelowitzs’ great qualities for this position. Other speakers were Rabbi Kahn of the William Street Shul where the Rov has been a mispallel for many years and the Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Yisroel Goldblatt.

Upcoming Shidduch Event – June 15th

Bais Medrash L’Torah hosts a Shidduch Event four times a year where several shadchanim are brought to yeshiva. Bochurim from all over can come and speak to them and hear prospective shidduch ideas. Over the years we have seen many beautiful shidduchim come about from these events. The upcoming event will be at yeshiva 613 Madison Ave. on Tuesday June 15th starting at 7:45 in the evening. A hot buffet and sushi will be served.

BML for Working Bochurim

There was a great need for a Yeshiva where working bochurim can learn with a chavrusa in the morning or evening. Bais Medrash L’Torah made that a reality by creating a setting just for them. Rabbi Moshe Aron Sonnensohn, Rabbi Zevi Mandel, Rabbi Yosef Trocki and Rabbi Chaim Goldblatt are in charge of helping them be kovea ittim l’torah, setting them up with chavrusos and helping them with anything they may need b’ruchniyos and b’gashmiyos.

If you are interested in a chavrusa or know someone that may be interested please call Rabbi Chaim Goldblatt at (732) 228-1022‬.