A unique achdus reception was held this past Monday evening, May 15, at the Park Drive East home of Dvora Skoczylas, benefiting Kollel L’Horaah Yerushalayim, where her son HaRav Yaakov Aaron Skoczylas shlita is Rosh HaKollel. Rav Skoczylas, the m’chabeir of Ohel Yaakov, addressed the event and shared warm, inspiring words. HaRav HaGaon Noach Isaac Oelbaum shlita, mara d’asra of Khal Nachlas Yitzchok, delivered the program’s featured address, where he eloquently spoke of the impact that the Skoczylases have had on perpetuating Torah here in New York, and especially in Eretz Yisrael, where Rav Yaakov Aaron’s impact is widely known. Rav Oelbaum, who specifically encourages donations to this cause, bentches the benefactors with much brachah, hatzlachah, and nachas for their entire family. The event committee, Yosef Gorbacz, Rabbi Yitzi Oelbaum, and Elchanon Spiegel, thank the greater Queens community for taking on the expenses of this special kollel. A hot buffet was enjoyed by all.

The event was hosted by the Far-Rockaway-based American Friends of Tziyuney Halacha Institute Inc. Sponsorship opportunities include yearly or monthly avreich needs, monthly kollel expenses, weekly lunch meals, and parnas ha’yom or ha’chodesh. Larger donations are sought for those who would like to take on being a kollel partner, and for a yahrzeit board for the beis midrash. Donations can be made online at thechesedfund.com/americanfriendsoftziyuneyhalacha.

By QJL Staff