Yeshiva Toras Chaim Graduation
Yeshiva Toras Chaim held its end-of-year graduation on June 19. This year there were 11 graduates: Dovid Abrams, Ezriel Abrams, Zev Goldbaum, Laizer Kagan, Gavi Kass, Mendy Krawiec, Yakov Tzvi Ort, Eliyahu Rosenberg, Meir Scheinberg, Avrohom Moshe Sommers, and Yonah Steinharter. The graduation was a truly special milestone for the graduates and parents and grandparents gathered to show their support and pride. The Limudei Kodesh Valedictorians were Ezriel Abrams and Meir Scheinberg, who both scored a 4.0 GPA, a record for the first time in many years. The General Studies Valedictorians were Zev Goldbaum and Gavi Kass. The program included an address from Rabbi Shachne Sommers, father of a graduate, as well as addresses for various members of the staff and administration.
Yeshiva Toras Chaim of Denver’s Siyum Celebration
On Thursday, June 20, Yeshiva Toras Chaim of Denver celebrated a long-awaited and truly momentous occasion: a siyum (completion) on the Masechta (tractate) of Baba Basra, as well as a siyum on the Masechta of Brachos. 38 students of Yeshiva Toras Chaim completed Baba Basra, and the 9th grade boys completed Brachos, amongst them some who completed Baba Basra as well. The siyum was a culmination of hours of hard work, toil and dedication and the atmosphere was one of deep accomplishment and well-deserved joy. Those who completed the tractates were joined by the entire yeshiva, as well as parents, grandparents and the broader Denver community who gathered to take part in the joyous occasion. Many parents and grandparents from out of town were in attendance, as well as all the local Denver parents. The evening commenced with words of blessings by Rabbi Yisroel Meir Kagan and Rabbi Yitzchok Wasserman. The rest of the Denver community then joined as the evening’s program began and Rabbi Naftoli Seidenfeld, Principal, welcomed the community. Student Avrohom Moshe Sommers verbally completed the tractate of Baba Basra on behalf of the others, and student Michoel Jacobs completed the tractate of Brachos. The event drew to a close with a beautiful and energized address by guest speaker Rabbi Mordechai Stern, Rabbi of Beis Medrash Heichal Dovid in Lawrence, NY. The event finally concluded with energetic and spirited dancing by all present, and the genuine joy was palpable. In one attendee’s words: “it truly felt like Simchas Torah”.