MAY Dinner – Shaping the Future, Today


Mesivta Ateres Yaakov held its annual dinner this past Monday evening, March 20th at the Sands in Atlantic Beach. The Yeshiva celebrated with parents, alumni, and friends who came to pay tribute to an institution that encompasses a community high school, a yeshiva gedolah, a kollel, and a growing community kehillah.

The honorees included Guests of honor, Yakov & Nechama Goodstein, Parents of the Year, Yankee & Tammy Hirsch, and Harbotzas Torah Awardee Rabbi Yehuda Horowitz.  Attendees at the dinner also paid tribute to the memory of a dear friend and former co-president of the Mesivta, Mr. Robbie Schonfeld, a”h. A scholarship fund was established at the dinner in Robbie’s memory, perpetuating his legacy and shem tov.

The overflow crowd at this year’s dinner paid tribute to the Yeshiva’s mission of catering to the individuality of each talmid. It was noted frequently by the honorees that the Rabbeim and faculty of Ateres Yaakov have a keen ability to help each talmid succeed and that support extends well beyond graduation, continuing throughout a talmid’s life. Ateres Yaakov is steadfast in its mission of educating its talmidim with a focus on their future beyond the Mesivta years.  Each and every talmid is cultivated and encouraged by the Rabbeim and faculty to become a confident, capable, well-rounded Ben Torah.

The MAY dinner also focused on the progress of the Mesivta’s expansion project. As a flourishing, and growing community institution, Mesivta Ateres Yaakov has outgrown its present building. To accommodate the various classes, programs and activities, both within the school itself, as well as for the community at large, MAY is working to complete an expansion to its current campus. Classrooms for the senior grades, a state-of-the-art sports facility, advisement offices, an advanced computer lab, an off-street drop-off, and a student recreation lounge are among the facilities planned.

The event was enhanced by the presence of many prominent Rabbanim and community leaders. Many local public officials attended the event including Village of Cedarhurst mayor Benjamin Weinstock, Councilman Bruce Blakeman, Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos, Councilman Anthony P. D'Esposito, and Town of Hempstead administrator Avi Fertig.

Mr. Mark Gold, President and an alumni parent, said, “Ateres Yaakov thanks all of those who attended, as well as the many who worked so hard to make the event a great success – especially the Dinner Chairmen Eli Eisenberger and Menachem Lieber”. 



Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 March 2017 10:46