Five Towns Community Shows Support for Acheinu at 4th Annual Community Event
On Thursday, Jan 19th, well over 150 people, including distinguished leaders and community members of the Five Towns, attended Acheinu’s 4th Annual Five Towns Community Event. The event was hosted at the home of Dov and Esther Lebovic. Dov is a widely respected talmid chacham and baal chessed in the Five Towns whose excitement and dedication to Acheinu is quite apparent.
The guest speaker for the evening was HaGaon HaRav Berel Povarsky, shlita, venerable Rosh Yeshiva of the Ponovezh Yeshiva in Bnei Brak. HaRav Povarsky passionately portrayed the concept of kiruv and outreach work as being a Mitzvah of Hashavas Aveida, the returning of lost neshamos. Hashem is crying out for those neshamos who have not tasted the sweetness of Yiddishkeit as of yet. The Rosh Yeshiva stressed that this mitzvah is incumbent on each and every one of us.
Amongst the attendees at the event were Harav Yaakov Bender, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Darchei Torah and HaRav Naftali Jaeger, Rosh Yeshiva of Shar Yoshuv as well as distinguished lay leaders and community members.
HaRav Povarsky also delivered an in-depth intricate shiur iyun on the topic ofמבטלין תלמוד תורה להוצאת המת ולהכנסת כלה with wide ranging sources from throughout Shas and poskim which was attended by many people from all walks of life who came to hear beautiful Divrei Torah from a venerable Rosh Yeshiva.
According to Rabbi Yehuda Solemani, Event Coordinator, “Thanks to Dov, our esteemed committee members and the entire Five Towns community, the Acheinu Community Event was an incredible success in raising support and providing chizuk to the dedicated workers of Acheinu who work tirelessly to achieve their goal of creating bnei Torah.”
Acheinu, now in its twenty third year of spectacular activity, growth and success, is the Kiruv movement with the unique program of developing young people as b’nei Torah. It has succeeded, with great Siyata d’Shmaya, in attaining an astonishing success rate of ensuring that children of all backgrounds become complete Shomrei Torah u’Mitzvos. With a unique system of follow up and accountability, Acheinu has succeeded in enrolling more than 93% of its charges, Israeli public school children, in yeshivos kedoshos. In the past 23 years, Acheinu has made a successful positive impact on more than 12,000 children. Each year, roughly 1,200-1,500 Israeli children begin the new school year in yeshivos instead of public schools, thanks to Acheinu’s broad range of programs and initiatives. Acheinu, recognizing the children’s need for constant support and chizuk, invests in an entire staff of avreichim to serve as mentors, throughout their yeshiva years and beyond, until they become true bnei Torah, marry and establish Torah homes. Very inspiring footage with an inside look at Acheinu’s activities from the trenches in Eretz Yisrael was shown at the communal event.
A special thank you goes to the reception committee members: Ari Biderman, Shamshy Eisenberger, Dovid Englander, Ephraim Frenkel, Yitzchok Ganger, Dovid Greenblatt, Zev Karasick, Nachum Katz, Lloyd Keilson, Michoel Lopiansky, Ushi Mandel, Dovid Metz, Ephram Ostreicher, Baruch Rabinowitz, David Reich, Asher Schoor, Yitzchok Steg, and Dov Warman
For more information about Acheinu, please visit www.acheinu.org.