On November 7, כט חשון, the Yeshiva restarted its weekly community night seder. This special program allows fathers (and grandfathers) to remain actively involved in their sons’ learning on a continual basis. The seder will run through the winter every Wednesday night from 8:15-9:15, and is dedicated in memory of ר׳ שלמה אליהו ע״ה בן יבלח״ט ר׳ אהרן . Although it is geared toward the bochurim reviewing and retaining that week’s bekius, all learning is welcome and chavrusos can be provided upon request. It is an amazing experience to once again hear the Kol Torah during this special hour.
On Friday, December 29th, Rabbi Mordechai Willig visited Yeshiva to speak to our bochurim. He gave a dynamic erev shabbos speech in which he covered many topics. Among the subjects covered, he discussed with the talmidim the concept of fulfilling mitvos in Eretz Yisrael and the chashivus of yearning for this opportunity and hoping to merit it.
On Monday night, the 7th night of Chanukah, the Talmidim enjoyed a beautiful Mesiba at the home of Rabbi Margulies. They were joined by Rabbi Zeiger and Rabbi Bechofer. The evening included Divrei Torah in honor of Chanukah and culminated in spirited dancing .
YGSB engages in an ongoing partnership with the community to promote the growth of our Talmidim, as well as to create a Makom Torah where all feel welcome. Nowhere is this more evident than during our Wednesday Night Seder, in which community members learn in our Bais Medrash. While Kollel Erev members learn the Yeshiva Masechta on a nightly basis and are scheduled to complete Maseches Sukkah with our Talmidim, Wednesday Night Seder encourages all community members to come and learn the Limud of their choice. In addition, this Night Seder provides fathers the opportunity to review the previous week’s Bekius Limud with their sons. We feel fortunate to be in such close proximity to HOC, under the guidance of Rabbi Bulman, and the South Bend Kollel, headed by Rabbi Rephoel Pollack. We have great Hakaras Hatov to the entire community for the support that they show, as well as the great interest that they show in the growth of our Talmidim.
Rabbi Margulies’ shiur joined the South Bend community with their recent playground project. Though the initial plan called for the bochurim to connect with other volunteers on Sunday afernoon, the playground was completed ahead of the boys’ scheduled PE period. However, one last item remained on the building agenda. The concrete sandbox footings which were poured during the Sunday build required curing time before the installation of the sandbox posts, so the bochurim happily arrived at SBHDS on Wednesday, as soon as the concrete footings had set, to assist in the installation of the sandbox posts and canopy. Yasher Koach for assisting in this project which will bring joy to South Bend children for many years to come.