Yeshivat Kerem B'Yavneh

Weekly Update

As Choref Zman in Yeshiva draws to a close, we would like to take this opportunity to bring you up to date about recent events in the Yeshiva.

On Motza’ei Shabbat Parashat Pekudei, talmidim participated in a special melave malka with Rav Zevi Roness. Rav Roness discussed what it means to be a true leader, focusing on the element of mesirat nefesh.

This was an apt prelude to the event held in honor of the Yeshiva on 7 Adar II in the Heichal HaTarbut in Tel Aviv. This special event paid tribute to the 31 talmidim of Kerem B’Yavneh who lost their lives in defense of Medinat Yisrael and as victims of terror. Special mention was also made of Yehuda Katz, who is still Missing in Action. The evening marked the launch of the Chachmei Lev scholarship fund in memory of the fallen soldiers. Speakers included Rosh HaYeshiva Rav Greenberg shlita, the Chief Rabbi of the IDF, and representatives of the families of the fallen soldiers, along with video messages from the President of Israel and the Minister of Defense.

The event was headlined by Ohad Moskovitz, himself an alumnus of the yeshiva, as well as Chief Cantor of the IDF Shai Abramson, violinist Daniel Ahaviel, Israeli singer Itzik Dadia, and child star Uzia Zadok. You can watch the event at the following link:

https://youtu.be/7LK8cfGJtUc?list=PLhWtq6f1QSkx5y_gPz_21Iw8ZAQLScH4U

One of our talmidim, Yehuda Sobel, wrote the following about the event:

This evening gave us, the talmidim, a chance to truly understand how privileged we are to be part of a yeshiva that is world famous and whose graduates have spread their influence all over the world – and also reminded us never to forget the ultimate price that too many of our talmidim have had to pay. We were inspired by the stories we heard to carry on the enormous legacy of the past 63 years of Torah in Yavneh. 

Thank you KBY for an event that we will never forget. We hope that in the years to come, we will make you just as proud as you are of the graduates who came before us.

Our talmidim experienced simchat Purim in Yeshiva, enjoying seudot at the homes of Rav Shlomo Friedman, Rav Zev Bannet, Rav Zvi Davidson, Rav Dovid Mintz, and Rav Dovid Zahtz. As in previous years, many students joined Rav Friedman in spreading the joy of Purim to patients at Kaplan Hospital in Rechovot, where they once again made a great kiddush Hashem. After Purim, many talmidim traveled to Yerushalayim to participate in Shushan Purim festivities with their Ramim in their homes.

Although the zman is winding down, learning in Yeshiva continues apace, with the talmidim taking advantage of every moment. On April 11th, over ten boys will be joining the Heritage trip to Poland. After Pesach, on May 5th, there will be a 3 day tiyul to the north, accompanied by Rav Stav shlita.

At Lander College’s annual melave malka, prizes were awarded for top scores on bekiut exams on Masechtot Megilla and Chagiga. Nine of our students were awarded prizes. Mazel tov to the winners: Alex Jaffe (overall top score and mesayem), Moshe Averick, Mikey Kahan, Noam Lawee, Yoni Rabinovitch, Micha Aathersych, Daniel Trent, Daniel Elfenbein, and Avi Solomon. 

We wish continued hatzlacha to all of our students, as well as to Daniel Wilder (Phoenix, AZ) and Nissan Bloom (London, England), who recently began basic training in Tzahal.

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