Aug 2, 2010
Los Angeles Yeshiva Gets Smicha

After two years of hard work, Yeshivas Bais Toras Menachem - Smicha of L.A. celebrated their 1st graduating class, this past 15th of Tammuz 5770.

It was a proud evening for students, parents, Rabbis, and the Los Angeles community at large when after two years of hard work, Yeshivas Bais Toras Menachem/Smicha of L.A. celebrated their 1st graduating class, this past 15th of Tammuz 5770.

The large crowd which poured in to witness the ceremony was testimony to how much the yeshiva bachurim have touched the community. Five of the many students who started out with the program when it first opened in 2008 have been with it for 2 years and received their full Smicha.

The five who received smicha were: Eliyahu Piperno of L.A., Sholom Yaakov Horowitz of Crown Heights, Yaakov Yosef Weinstien of Crown Heights, Yisroel Yuzevich of Crown Heights, and Feivel Hirsh Glabman of L.A.

Other students who joined the program this past year were tested on “ta’aruvos” and “shabbos,” and plan to return in the fall to obtain their full Smicha: Yosef Yitzchak Miller of Chicago, Boruch Stroll of L.A., Ma’yan Karbal of L.A., Shlomo Pycovski of L.A., Zalman Serebryanski of Toronto and Mr. Daniel Koopersmith of L.A.

“With Hashem’s help and the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s blessings, this is a dream come true for the staff and students,” said Rabbi Mordechai Katz, founder and Dean of the yeshiva. “We have been very blessed to have Rabbi Levi Chazan as our main Maggid Shiur, who is a true role model of Yiras Shamayim and midos tovos.

Rabbi Elchonon Tauber, head of the Bais Din D’kahal Bais Yehuda of L.A., tested the students and gave them their Smicha. He congratulated them for working so hard to reach this momentous occasion. “It was a wonderful experience interacting with the bochurim," he said. "They really know the material, especially how it is relevant in day to day life."

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Great Job I'm proud of you,keep it up. Your friend
(8/2/2010 10:42:33 PM)
Shlome & Ariella Kohn
Mazel Tov to Rabbi Mordechai Katz (our dear Uncle Mordy) and his Rebbetzin (our dear Tante) Rivky Katz, Yagata U'Motzoso. We are so proud of you! You now see the fruits of your labor and we couldn't be more happy for you. May your hard work continue to produce such results. Amen!
(8/2/2010 10:42:46 PM)
mazal tov YY
Mazal tov Jake!!!
(8/2/2010 11:44:23 PM)
I'm referring to RABBI FEIVEL!!
(8/3/2010 4:03:56 AM)
Good for you JJ. hope to see you soon.
(8/3/2010 5:40:15 AM)
Shalom Yaakov!!!
Mazel Tov!
the fist one in the family!
yOu gO bRo!!!
(8/3/2010 2:23:53 PM)
Good stuff
(8/3/2010 4:10:29 PM)
Mrs. Katz Rules!
serisouly, the katz's are an amazing family! they are the coolest people ever and you kids should feel priviledged to be under their care. they are the best. may your amazing yeshiva grow from strength to strength and may you never have any physical, or financial worries!
moshiach now!
Rabbi and MRs katz rock.
(8/3/2010 5:45:06 PM)
rabbi pepiiiiiiiii
mazal tov!!!
(8/3/2010 6:08:59 PM)
harav hatameem eliyahu
mazal tov to my graduating class im the first in my family and very proud of myself and my friends...and thanx to rabbi and mrs. kats on putting together an amazing smicha program....
(8/3/2010 6:29:52 PM)
the jewmeister
aight pepi gud for ya
(8/3/2010 6:56:11 PM)
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