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Congratulations to the Central Debate Team on impressive victories at the debate at Flatbush last week. The debate included eight schools, and the topic was “Houses of worship and other religious institutions should no longer be tax-exempt.” The team was accompanied by their advisor, Mr. Erez Bar-Levy. Sophomores Aviv Amar and Sarah Hamerman won second place in team debate, and Sarah Hamerman won first place for individual debater. Way to go!

Taking a break from regular morning seder, Yeshiva Toras Halachah hosted its bi-annual Yarchei Kallah on Monday, February 17, Presidents’ Day. Talmidim, alumni, and the Kew Gardens Hills community joined for a special morning of learning and brunch in their beis midrash at 70-03 147th Street. Great Neck, the Five Towns, and Queens were all well represented at the event.

To link the messages of previous generations to the generations yet unborn, we turn to the young people of the present, whose care and creativity will carry our nation forward. This year, Shevach students have joined many thousands of people across the globe in commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps. Through original projects, educational trips, and inspiring events, Shevach students are growing in their knowledge of klal Yisrael’s past and in their commitment to its future.

This past week, hundreds of people from the United States came to Eretz Yisrael for Agudah’s annual Yarchei Kallah in Yerushalayim. Among them, came a notable group from the Queens community that brought Rabbi Ilan Meirov, the director of the Chazaq organization, to join them on their three-day journey.