This past Saturday night, Yeshiva Har Torah held its annual melavehmalkah. In keeping with this year’s theme “When the Stars Come Out,” the highlight of the evening was a beautiful musical Havdalah ceremony. With live music by school parents Yehuda Shur and Chezky Wertzberger and director of student activities Rabbi Ahron Rosenthal, the 130 parents, faculty, and administration in attendance sang and danced together in a lively and inspiring celebration.
The melavehmalkah was an opportunity to welcome new families to the school, and many new parents attended. President Sam Herskowitz also recognized the outgoing members of the school’s board of directors with a token of appreciation, and welcomed in this year’s new board members. Everyone in attendance also enjoyed dinner and a short program. The program began with a d’varTorah from the menahel, Rabbi Gary Menchel, followed by the featured speaker, Dr. Ada Hass-Berkowitz, a parent of Yeshiva Har Torah alumni and one of the school’s founders, who spoke on the topic “Our Children, Our Stars: Keeping Them Healthy.” The evening was a warm and spirited celebration of the Yeshiva Har Torah family.