It is with great anticipation that residents of the Five Towns look forward once again to the annual breakfast in benefit of the Munkacser mosdos. The esteemed Munkacser Rebbe, shlita, will iy’H be in attendance during this event, delivering words of inspiration and chizuk to all participants. Supporters are marking their calendars for Sunday, November 16, as the community prepares for the great honor of hosting this venerable Torah personage. Many cherish the chance to meet with the Rebbe, as he presides over this celebrated occasion in benefit of Mosdos Munkacs—Yeshiva and Kollel Chaim V’Shalom Zichron Tzvi.
As has become a tradition, the event will be hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Yussie Ostreicher at their home, 184 Wildacre Avenue in Lawrence at 9:30 a.m. It will feature keynote guest speaker Rav Elisha Horowitz, mara d’asra of Beis Medrash Agudas Achim, who will no doubt captivate his listeners with a spiritually uplifting lecture. Friends of the Munkacser dynasty fondly remember last year’s momentous dedication of their beloved mosad, Chaim V’Shalom, in memory of Yussie’s beloved father, R’ Hershel Ostreicher, a’h. To commemorate his tireless commitment to Munkacs and to all of Klal Yisrael, this great bastion of Torah was graced with the additional name of Zichron Tzvi.
The Ostreichers, who are graciously opening their home for the breakfast, are deeply tied to Munkacs by generations of heartfelt devotion, stemming all the way back to the glory days of pre-Holocaust Europe. Yussie’s paternal grandfather, Reb Menachem Ostreicher, a’h, served as one of the roshei kehillah in Munkacs and helped spearhead the community under the direction of the previous Munkacser Rebbe, Rav Chaim Eluzar Spira, zy’a, the revered Minchas Eluzar. That warmth and closeness continue to this day. Yussie and his family maintain a special relationship and a singular connection with the Munkacser Rebbe, shlita.
Today’s Munkacser Torah institutions worldwide are a continuation of the vast network inaugurated by the previous Munkacser Rebbes. They are expanded and proliferated by today’s esteemed Munkacser Rebbe, shlita, Rabbi Moshe Leib Rabinowitz. The current Rebbe is an illustrious Torah personage whose wisdom and eminent leadership have imbued the Torah world with grandeur. The Rebbe is a worthy grandson of Rabbi Chaim Eluzar Spira.
Yeshiva Chaim V’Shalom Munkacs, one of the jewels in the crown of Munkacs Torah Institutions worldwide, flourishes under the dynamic governance of the Rebbe’s son-in-law, Rav Yosef Horowitz, shlita. The rosh yeshiva, following the guidance of his father-in-law, is completely devoted to the spiritual success of his talmidim. This towering edifice of Torah and yiras Shamayim has gained much admiration as an establishment that cultivates excellence in each of its students.
On Sunday, November 16, you can choose simply to eat breakfast. Or you can choose to attend the Munkacs breakfast and help bolster a treasured Torah institution for all time. v