The community is invited to participate as Mesivta Ateres Yaakov completes its first seferTorah, iy’H, on Sunday, September 21 at 131 Washington Avenue in Lawrence. The celebration will begin with the kesivas osios at 10:30 a.m., followed by dancing and hakafos together with the bnei yeshiva at 11:30 a.m. The Torah is dedicated in memory of R’ Mark Braunstein, a’h, the father of the yeshivagedolah’s roshyeshiva, Rabbi Meir Braunstein. R’ Mark Braunstein led a life guided by limud and hachzakashaTorah. Therefore, it is befitting that Ateres Yaakov’s first sefer Torah be written in his memory, Rav Moshe Reuvein ben Rav Simcha Gadol.
Ateres Yaakov has experienced tremendous growth in recent years. Under the leadership of its dynamic menahel, Rabbi Mordechai Yaffe, Ateres Yaakov has emerged as an exceptional makomTorah and makomtefillah in our community. Among the divisions of Ateres Yaakov, the mesivta and yeshivagedolah have over 250 talmidim, and its kollel, under the guidance of Rabbi Akiva Willig, has 15 kollelyungerleit. Additionally, Ateres Yaakov has a growing kehillah, with its membership of more than 150 member families. Ateres Yaakov’s influence on the community is far reaching and impacts more than 400 families!
Come celebrate with the MAY community this Sunday, September 21.