The Young Israel of Long Beach will iy’H be holding its annual scholarship concert on Motzaei Shabbos, February 1, at 8:00 p.m. It will take place in an intimate setting at the YILB Social Hall at 120 Long Beach Boulevard in Long Beach. The concert will feature the renowned musical entertainer Lipa Schmeltzer, who will entertain the audience with his vast repertoire of popular and Chassidish Jewish music.
The Young Israel of Long Beach is the cornerstone of the Orthodox Jewish Long Beach community and is led by Rabbi Dr. Chaim Wakslak.
Rabbi Wakslak and Joseph Langer, a past shul president, conceptualized this scholarship concert 17 years ago. Since that time, the proceeds from this scholarship concert has allowed many local community youngsters to attend yeshiva and/or overnight summer camps. Eight years ago, following the untimely p’tirah of Robert Chiger, z’l, a young vibrant member of the congregation, it was decided that his memory would be most appropriately perpetuated by renaming this scholarship fund “The Robert Chiger Scholarship Fund.” Bob had a unique connection to the youth of the synagogue and cared for their religious and character development. He was also a strong proponent of the YILB youth and sports programs. This concert is strongly supported each year by Beth Chiger and Neil Sambrowsky and Beth’s children Michele and Eric Ehrenhaus, Andrea and Ariel Gantz, Elliot and Chana Chiger, and David Chiger.
General admission tickets can be purchased for $25. For further information, or to order tickets, please call 646-285-5301 or 516-431-9715, or visit www.yilb.org. v