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Yeshivat Sha’alvim Honors Alumni at Annual Dinner

On Monday evening, June 24, Yeshivat Sha’alvim and Sha’alvim for Women will ac­knowledge its accomplished graduates and many years of advanced Torah learning at its 53rd Annual Dinner, chaired by Stuart Wagner’ (‘80-’81) at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, in New York.

After the Six Day War, Sha’alvim for Men, lo­cated in the Ayalon Valley between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, became a hesder yeshiva. There, Is­raeli students, side-by-side with students from all over the world, gather together to learn To­rah, while developing midot, skills, and friend­ships that will guide them for their future lives.

Ten years ago, Sha’alvim for Women was opened in Jerusalem. Like their male counter­parts, the young women who attend the ex­clusive seminary continue and enhance their post-high school Torah education, attaining knowledge that will tremendously impact on their lives. This special anniversary year pays special tribute to the 500 alumni who have ac­complished this high level of learning.

This year’s honorees clearly demon­strate the success of these schools. The ac­complished Guests of Honor are Mrs. Sarah and Dr. Jonathan Paley well noted in their community. Dr. Paley, an orthodontist in Israel, maintains a close connection to his alma mater.

Also recognized are Rabbi Mordechai Gershon, Assistant Rabbi of Congregation Ahavath Torah in Englewood, as Rabbinic Alumnus of the Year. Rabbi Gershon is almost the 50th alumnus of the yeshiva to achieve this distinction. Elisheva Frist (05) will receive this year’s Service Award for her many contri­butions to SFW as a madricha and teacher. Ta­lia (’05) Miller Eis, SFW Alumna of the Year, will be honored along with her husband, David Eis. It was in Talia’s own home that the idea for SFW was born. The evening will also pay tribute to its corporate honorees, Willie Hochman, CEO of the Joel Paul Group and close friend to Yeshi­vat Sha’alvim along with Joel Paul, its president.

The evening will begin with cocktails at 6 p.m. followed by the dinner and program at 6:45. Don’t miss this special opportunity to reconnect with respected Torah leaders and teachers and hear words of chizuk and Torah. Reserve now at www.shaalvimdin­ner.org or call 718-677-7200.

By Estelle Glass

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