Yeshiva Toras Chaim/Toras Emes Academy of Miami
Yeshiva Toras Chaim Alumni Newsletter
In This Issue
25th Annual Dinner
3rd Annual Alumni Gathering in New York
Learn Mussar l'Refuah Shelaima Brian Kramer's Mother
Rabbi Shmuel Niman in Miami
Mazel Tovs
Upcoming Weddings!
Gutten Erev Shabbos.

This past Sunday's Alumni Gathering in New York was an event I won't forget. From the sushi to the magician, to the speeches all the way down to the desserts, everything was fabulous. It was great seeing everybody there. If you weren't able to make it, well, there's something to look forward to next year. Click here to read a letter that Yekusiel Sebrow asked me to share with you.

The Yeshiva's 25th Annual Dinner is right around the corner. This Sunday night is the latest time that ads can be submitted. All ads received from alumni will automatically be raised one level.

Hope you enjoy the pictures below.

Avrohom Eliezer Friedman
Alumni Coordinator
25th Annual Dinner

All ads received from alumni will automatically be raised one level.

(Example: If you buy a Deluxe page, we will give you a Bronze Page.)

3rd Annual Alumni Gathering in New York

The following is an article that appeared in this week's YTC Spotlight.

This past Sunday, YTC held its 3rd Annual Alumni Gathering. This year's event was truly spectacular! Well over 100 alumni flooded the home of Mr. & Mrs. Ari Goodman (YTC "97) in Cedarhurst, NY. The event featured Divrei Torah, great food, professional entertainment, and best of all, a chance to reconnect with Rabbeim and old friends.

Rabbi Yisroel Y. Niman, Rosh HaYeshiva, was joined by Rabbi Akiva Grunblatt, Rosh HaYeshiva of Yeshivas Chofetz Chaim and Rabbi Bentzion Chait, Director of the National Torah Initiative of Yeshivas Chofetz Chaim, both former YTC Roshei HaYeshiva, in sharing words of chizuk with the group, as well as some recollections from the "old days". Also in attendance was Rabbi Mordechai Palgon, Rosh HaYeshiva and our Alumni Director, Avrohom Eliezer Friedman. The event was coordinated by Moshe Bernstein (YTC "97).

At the conclusion of the event, a raffle was drawn, and Mr. & Mrs. Brian Kramer (BMZE "05) won two round-trip tickets to South Florida. The true winners, however, were all those who left with a renewed kesher with their Rabbeim, chaveirim and Yeshiva.

Here are some pictures from the event. To see more, please visit our Photo Gallery.

Learn Mussar l'refuah Shelaima Brian Kramer's Mother
The mother of Brian Kramer, an alumnus of the Yeshiva,  was recently diagnosed with cancer and needs our tefilos. 

Please join the Vaad l'Chizuk Hamussar in the current cycle of mussar study  as a zechus l'refuah  shelaima Alta Sara bas Ita. As an additional motivation, those who are eligible will be entered into a raffle to win two tickets to Israel.

Please click here for rules and for a pdf mussar study form.

*Please note that you can start your mussar study the day after receiving this email and make up the missing days at the end. You will still be eligible for the raffle despite the fact that the form states that you had to begin by December 30th.

Letter from Brian Kramer

Dear Friends:
Unfortunately, my mother - Alta Sara bas Ita - was recently diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.  I am therefore asking that you learn and daven bezechus that she should have a refuah shlaima.   
As an additional motivation, for those who are eligible there is a raffle for two round trip tickets to Israel. See attached. Please, also distribute this to your family and friends. 
If you should have any questions please contact me at 
Thank you!
Gratefully yours, 
Brian Kramer
Rabbi Shmuel Niman in Miami



Mazel Tovs

Mazel Tov

Mazel Tov to our alumnus Chaim Asher Kramer on his engagement to Ahuva Shapiro from Milwaukee.

Mazel Tov to our alumnus Yoni Aryeh on his engagement to Shoshana Chera from Deal, New Jersey.

Mazel Tov to our alumnus Meir Nemetsky and his wife on the birth of a baby boy.

You can always view the latest
Mazel Tovs at

 If you have a Mazel Tov or other occasion which you would like us to share with our alumni, please email us at so that we can spread the good news.
Upcoming Weddings!
You can now view upcoming wedding dates
on our Mazel Tov page.

Avi Stern to Huvie Jacobsohn
January 3rd at Ateres Chynka (Brooklyn)

Sruli Stegmann to Chaya Kollin Srour
January 5th at Tiferes Mordechai

Avrohom Eliezer Friedman to Leah Hauser
January 18th at Hyatt Regency Columbus (Ohio)

Yaakov Yosef Weiner to Elisheva Hirshman
January 18th at Ateres Chynka

Yoey Shaps to Sora Mina Yachnes
January 21st at The Concord (Brooklyn)

Keep in touch,
Avrohom Eliezer Friedman
Alumni Coordinator