Heichal Hatorah recently celebrated its first annual Purim Chagiga with over 400 people, including many of its students and their parents, neighborhood rabbonim, and Heichal’s growing community of friends. The music was led by world-renowned singer and guitarist Eitan Katz, fresh with energy off his newly-issued album Live in Jerusalem. Eitan’s singing and Nochi Krohn’s band filled the room with passion and warmth and kept people dancing all night. The dancing was punctuated throughout the night by Divrei Torah from the yeshiva’s rebbeim: Rav Aryeh Stechler, Rav Pesach Skulnick, Rav Moshe Tzvi Weinberg, and R’ Yaakov Danishevsky.
Children of all ages eagerly looked forward to prizes given out every half hour for best costume and enjoyed fantastic refreshments, including hot dogs, knishes, and cotton candy from Teaneck’s own Kosher Connections. The night was capped off by the announcement of raffle winners who won a professional Casio keyboard and many gift cards from local restaurants, boutiques, and food establishments.
Heichal HaTorah is especially grateful to its parent and community volunteers, the Jewish Center of Teaneck for co-sponsoring the Purim Chagiga, to all the local establishments who contributed to its raffle, and to a generous friend of the yeshiva who helped make this special event possible. Heichal HaTorah is looking forward to dancing and celebrating Purim together with their talmidim and the entire community next year.