Yeshivas Toras Moshe's
36th Anniversary Tribute Dinner
Sunday, November 11th, 2018


  Rededication of the Beis Medrash


Almost nine years have passed since the Yeshiva moved into its permanent location in Sanhedria Murchevet. Considerable funding was invested in the purchase of the rights to the building and the maintenance and improvement of the basic infrastructure, such as electricity, hot water, ventilation, and furnishings. Now that this initial phase has been completed, the Yeshiva is focusing on enhancing the talmidim’s overall learning experience with a complete renovation of the Beis Medrash and Otzar Haseforim.

The magnificent new Aron Kodesh, which is the centerpiece of the redesigned beis medrash, was completed in 2015. It is a splendid work of art with intricate engravings of a flaming torch, crowns, columns and floral motifs. The beautiful paroches bears the words from Reshus L’Chassan Torah describing the glorious benefits bestowed by the Torah upon those who study and support it.  

Additional work on the mizrach wall of the Beis Medrash, ceiling beams with matching wood finishing, enhanced lighting, central air conditioning and other work has been completed - or is in the final phases of completion. The yeshiva has been truly transformed into a beautiful makom where the sounds of Torah resonate for a wonderful Kiddush Hashem. 

“I’ve been asked why we have invested so much effort on the new Aron Kodesh,” Rabbi Moshe Meiselman relates. “The answer to that question is, that’s the way this mitzvah has to be done. In the final perek of Hilchos Sefer Torah, the Rambam writes: It is a mitzvah to designate a special place for a Sefer Torah and to honor it and make it exceedingly beautiful. This is because the Aron Kodesh of today represents the Aron that stood in the Beis Hamikdosh. That Aron Kodesh contained the Luchos Habris that are but a part of every Sefer Torah. We were commanded to adorn that Aron Kodesh with gold and keruvim.  This mitzvah, the Rambam says, applies to all generations that follow. By extension, this applies to the entire Beis Medrash. Our efforts to ensure that the makomwhere our learning takes place should be beautiful and inspiring will increase both the quantity and the quality of the limud haTorah.”

There are still dedication opportunities on various levels. In the past few years, a number of major dedications have made the initial phase of construction possible:

     ·       Mr. and Mrs. Avrohom Seidenfeld of Toronto dedicated the Otzar Haseforim, alongside a group of their friends and family who also contributed towards the construction and collection of the otzar.


·       The Beis Medrash Library was dedicated l’ilui nishmas Yehudah Tzvi ben Alter Menachem, z”l.


·       Mr. and Mrs. Abbey Berkowitz of Miami Beach, FL, dedicated the Ner Tomid, l’ilui nishmas Reb Moshe Chaim Berkowitz, z”l.


·       Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Berman of Potomac, MD, dedicated a pillar in the mizrach of the Beis Medrash.


·       Dr. and Mrs. David Diamond of New York City and Dr. and Mrs. Tzvi Diamond of New York City dedicated two bookcases in the Beis Medrash.


·       Mr. and Mrs. Ashley Berman of Toronto dedicated a bookcase in the Beis Medrash.


·       Dr. and Mrs. Mark Allen Berk of Lincolnwood, IL, dedicated the Holocaust Memorial in the Beis Medrash.


·       An Anonymous donor recently dedicated a beautiful Yomim Noraim paroches.


·       Rabbi Sholom and the Honorable Iris Rothman dedicated a set of Nevi’im, L'zecher Nishmas her mother, Mrs. Chana Kruler Sugar, a"h.


·       Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Greenwood of London, UK dedicated the amud tefilla for the Beis Medrash.


·       Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Birnbaum of Lawrence, NY dedicated a pillar in the Mizrach of the Beis Medrash.

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