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The "Russian" Torah of America NY, Sunday, January 4, 2009

Toldos Yeshurun Dinner & "Day of Torah" dedicated to the memory of Rav Moshe Feinstein, Rav Yaakov Kamenetzky and Rav Aharon Kotler

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In the middle of the last century, no yeshivos existed in America. It was said that there will be yeshivos in the USA when hair will start growing on the palms of people's hands.

Rav Aharon Kotler, Rav Yaakov Kamenetzky and Rav Moshe Feinstein were the ones who brought about the rebirth of Torah in America.

It is interesting that all of them were «Russians Jews» — Rav Kamenetzky and Rav Kotler were from Minsk, and Rav Feinstein from Lyuban.

Our teacher Rav Yitzchok Zilber was the one who brought about the rebirth of Torah among the immigrants from the former

Soviet Union. — as Rav Elyashiv put it: He revived dry bones — most Russian-speaking Torah teachers in

Israel and the diaspora are his students.

Toldos Yeshurun, the kiruv organization for Russian Jews, founded by HaRav Yitzchak Zilber, zt"l

proudly remembers 3 Torah Giants who escaped communist

Russia to become foremost leaders of American Jewry


They paved the way for every Russian Jew to Come All the Way Home.

You can be part of this historic event by joining us in supporting Toldos Yeshurun.

In continuation of our teacher"s work, we invite you to participate in our «Day of Torah» dedicated to the memory of Rav Moshe Feinstein, Rav Yaakov Kamenetzky and Rav Aharon Kotler.

For this occasion, famous lecturers will be coming to New York from Israel: Rabbi Ben Tzion Zilber, Rabbi Tzvi Patlas, Rebbetzin Chava Kuperman (the daughter of Rabbi Yitzchok Zilber) and Rebbetzin Esther Offengenden. Local lecturers will also participate.

Lectures will include: Beis Midrash, lectures for beginners, lectures for women, for those who want to build a Jewish home and for young couples, a class for children (in English). Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss pressing problems.

Lecture topics are:

Jewish Education
Communicating with Your Child
The Secrets of Letters and your Hebrew Name
Work and Torah Study
The Power of Prayer
Scientific Discoveries and Contemporary Halacha
Is it Ethical to Build a Family without having an Income?

Upon completing the study program, we invite you to participate in the Toldos Yeshurun celebratory Dinner, held in the memory of our close friend, Naftoli ben Alexander.

Divrei Psicha
Rabbi Ben Tzion Zilber
Rabbi Moshe E. Rabinowitz

Divrei Brocha
Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetsky
Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva of Philadelphia
Rabbi Reuven Feinstein
Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Mesivta Tiferes Yerushalayim
Rabbi Aryeh Malkiel Kotler
Rosh Yeshiva of Beis Midrash Gavoa

Religious Russian Community Award Rabbis of American Russian-speaking communities:

Rav Eliezer Yitzchok Mandel, Ameinu,

Rav Paysach Diskind, Achim, Baltimore
Rav Yaakov Lomner, Zichron Aharon Tzvi shul for Russian-speakers, Brooklyn
Rav Mordechai Tokarsky, Shaarei Emunah Center for Russian-speakers, Brooklyn
Rav Yosef Amsel, Rosh Yeshivah, Tal Torah Yeshiva for Russian-speakers, Lakewood
Rav Pinchus Bobrovsky, Darchei Avoseinu Russian-speaking Community, Brooklyn
Rav Avrohom Binsky, Kehilas Moreshes Yaakov Russian-speaking Community, Brooklyn
Rav Aryeh Katzin, Sinai Academy, Brooklyn
Rav Eliezer Dimarsky, Heritage Russian-speaking Community, Chicago
Rav Mordechai Yaroslawitz, Seminars for Russian-speakers, St Louis

When? On Sunday, January 4, 2009. «Day of Torah» from 11.00 am to 7 pm, Dinner from 7 pm to 9:30 pm.

Where? In the Paradise Manor Hall, 5802 New Utrecht Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11219

For information about buses from

Baltimore , please contact Rabbi Paysach Diskind at (410) 486-6644, for buses from

Boston , contact Mrs. Ora Genkina-Rosenblit at (862) 485-4387, for buses from

Toronto , contact Rabbi Eliyahu Krupnik at (416) 736-1744 and for information on buses from other cities, please send an e-mail to dinner@toldot.ru

A Shabbaton is to take place on January 2nd-3rd. For details about the Shabbaton, please contact

  • dinner@toldot.ru.


    As of today, about 2,000 people learn in the many programs, evening kollelim and classes of Toldos Yeshurun in Israel. There is the yeshiva, the Rabbinical kollel, and the website which is visited daily by about 2,000 people from the USA, Europe and Israel.

    To keep up all these programs requires large material expenses, and therefore the support of American Jews is crucial for us.

    Costs of participation:
    Day of Torah and Dinner, including lottery ticket — $100 per person
    Sponsor ticket — $360
    «Day of Torah» only — $36 per person, including light refreshments

    For additional dedication opportunities and additional information, see /dinner.html

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