Many guests came to rejoice with the Talmidim of Kollel Tiferes Menachem in Los Angeles as they celebrated a gala Chag HaSmicha on Wednesday ohr leChaf Daled Sivan. Hailing from overseas and across the States, parents and relatives came to radiate with pride as their sons reached this distinguished milestone. The enveloping atmosphere was one of brotherly love, joy and accomplishment.
This year has been an especially fulfilling one, b’h, in all respects. In-depth study of halacha was augmented with halachic field trips, shechita demonstration, hands-on kashering of sheep and fowl, an involved kashering of a residential kitchen, and a revolutionary course on dating and marriage. As one parent heartfully expressed, “This year has really exceeded all of our expectations. Thank you.”
Newly-ordained Rabbi Shlomo Barber served as master of ceremonies and a video presentation of the Rebbe, reminding us never to be satisfied with our past accomplishments, set the tone for the evening.
Among the speakers to address the crowd were Rabbi Boruch Shlomo Cunin – Head Shliach to the West Coast, Rabbi Ezra Schochet – Rosh HaYeshiva of Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad, Rabbi Dovid Schmukler – Rosh HaYeshiva of Kollel Tiferes Menachem, and Rabbi Menachem Junik of London – proud parent.
A video presentation featuring the students from Kollel Tiferes Menachem gave the audience a glimpse into the nature of this spectacular year. Newly ordained Rabbi Yisroel Levertov addressed the crowd, displaying hard-earned knowledge of halacha and expressing gratitude for an exceptional year. Participants left with an uplifting sense of warmth and inspiration.
Mazal tov to Rabbis Shlomo Barber, Yisrael Baroukh, Levi Ezagui, Moshe Friedman, Leibel Greenbaum, Shmaya Grossbaum, Amram Hoffer, Yosef Yitzchok Junik, Mendel Kahanov, Yisroel Levertov, Dovber Lewis, Levi Liberow, Eli Loebenstein, Yosef Rozensweig, Zalmy Shemtov, Arele Sputz, Schneur Zalman Stern and to Shoel U'Maishiv Rabbi Shmulik Lazar.
May this auspicious occasion be the stepping stone for many others be'h, with the new Rabbis taking leadership roles in Rabbanus and Shlichus the world over.
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