Fourth Annual Melava Malka: Report
Fourth Annual Melava Malka: Report Chof Zayin Kislev, 5775
The fourth annual Melava Malka for the Yagdil Torah organization celebrated growing learning in the Crown Heights community.
Photos: Mendy Moscowitz, S. Junik. Click on images to view full gallery.
A full crowd of men and women gathered this past Motzei Shabbos for the fourth annual Melava Malka of Yagdil Torah held at the Razag Ballroom in Crown Heights.
The guest speaker was Rabbi Issamar Ginzberg of Israel, and the evening's honorees were Mr. Yerachmiel Jacobson and Rabbi Menachem Mendel Wolf who saluted the organization driven to spread Torah learning throughout the Crown Heights community through shiurim, publications and other projects.
Chief among their activities is the Heichal Halimud Tiferes Yitzchok, the study center on Empire Blvd, which BE"H has not been closed for even a single day since its opening in Elul, 5770. They have also recently opened a second stunning Beis Medrash.
Rabbi Levi Browd founded Yagdil Torah along with his wife, Batsheva, to perpetuate the memory of their first born son, Menachem Mendel.
"The event served to inspire participants and to thank the honorees for what they have done for the Crown Heights community," remarked Browd.
"Thank you to all the supporters who enabled us to achieve this success in the past eight years, and thank you to the thousands who participated by learning; whether at a shiur, in the Heichal Halimud or with one of our print or online publications," he said.
A beautiful selection of rare and unique niggunim was presented by Mendy J and Shimmy Brod, as guests enjoyed a delicious meal and entertainment by Ventriloquist Jonathan Geffner. He was a hit with the crowd laughing over and over. "The elegant ambiance was the perfect setting for the evening which ran seamlessly and kept everyone captivated," said one attendee.
Download the journal at yagdiltorah.org/journal5775