Philanthropist and businessman R’ Yosef Yitzchak Popack and his wife Batsheva have once again given a special gift to all the teachers and morahs of Oholei Torah in honor of Chanukah. New to this year is the additional support from the Oholei Torah PTA, which sponsored the Mesivta and administrative members divisions.
While there is much emphasis about Mivztoim, public candle lightings and the like over the holiday of Chanukah, Mr. Popack, together with the PTA, did not forget the unique message of Chanukah, which is Chinuch – that young kinderlach should learn and live the Torah.
This has become a tradition at Educational Institute Oholei Torah, which is proud to be the recipient of the philanthropic chessed of Yoseph Yitzchok and Batsheva Popack.
Many ongoing building projects have been sponsored by Mr. Popack to enhance Oholei Torah, including the newly-built Popack Building for the Kindergarten in East Flatbush, the new facilities in the elementary department, the showers and locker rooms in the recreational center and the lunchroom for the Pre-1A classes. And after all this Mr. Popack has also taken on to underwriting the complete renovation of the Gymnasium, initiated by the Oholei Torah PTA, which is in its final stages of completion.
Rabbi Joseph Rosenfeld, Executive Director, will be presenting to Mr. & Mrs. Popack the honorary title of “Builders of Torah” at the upcoming Annual Dinner March 20th.
Over 40 members of the PTA were honored at last year’s annual event for all their hard work and dedication. Rabbi Sholom Rosenfeld, Director, who coordinated this year’s bonuses, thanked the PTA for their ongoing efforts and the unique special excitement they bring to Oholei Torah with all the projects and events they sponsor, including the recent Chanukah show which was enjoyed by the elementary division.
The staff of the Yeshiva want to thank all those involved in supporting these worthy causes, and are happy to share the nachas of the 1,850 talmidim k”ah who are learning in the Rebbe’s yeshiva.