Yeshiva Toras Chaim/Toras Emes Academy of Miami
Yeshiva Toras Chaim Alumni Newsletter
In This Issue
YTC Dedicates Dr. Abe Chames High School
Bais Medrash Guys Finish the Boat
Bais Medrash Entranceway Dedicated in Memory of Mr. Max Rothenberg
9th Grade Annual Class Trip
Mazel Tovs!
Upcoming Weddings!
Gutten Erev Shabbos.

What a busy week it was in Yeshiva.

On Sunday morning, the Yeshiva dedicated the Bais Medrash Entranceway in memory of our dear friend and benefactor, Max Rothenberg Z"L.

In the evening, the Yeshiva held its Sixth Annual Chinese Auction.
The list of winners can be seen here. 10 of the prizes were won by alumni!

The 11th grade went on a camping trip this week as well. Since it was a no electricity trip, there are no pictures. The previous week the 9th Grade went on a trip. Those pictures can be seen below.

We have 4 boys from the Queens branch visiting the Bais Medrash this week. Coincidentally, 2 of them got engaged this week. Mazel Tov to Rabbi and Mrs. Mordechai Palgon on his daughter's engagement to Jeremy Blinder of Tarzana, California and to Mr. and Mrs. Ari J Kirschenbaum on his daughter's engagement to Gamliel Labrie.

Hope you enjoy the pictures below.

Avrohom Eliezer Friedman
Alumni Coordinator
YTC Dedicates
Dr. Abe Chames High School

On 3 Sivan, 5770 (Sunday, May 16), in a ceremony that was at once joyous and bittersweet, the High School division of Yeshiva Toras Chaim/Toras Emes was officially dedicated in memory of Dr. Abraham Chames Z"L, a most beloved chaver of the Yeshiva. The school will henceforth be known as Yeshiva Toras Chaim Dr. Abe Chames High School.
Gathered in the Cantor David Jacob and Dovid Jacob Bais Medrash, the crowd of 500-plus participants was comprised of distinguished community Rabbonim, family members, Yeshiva parents and board members, talmidei HaYeshiva, and countless friends who felt privileged to have the opportunity to join together on this momentous occasion.
The program began with the recitation of Tehillim, which was led by YTC President Aron Lampert and Vice-President Rabbi Moshe Lehrfeld, after which former YTC/TEAM Roshei Yeshiva HaRav Akiva Grunblatt Shlit"a, currently Rosh HaYeshiva of Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim (Queens, NY) and Rabbi Bentzion Chait Shlit"a, currently Director of Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim's National Torah Initiative, spoke about the magnitude and importance of chesed and recalled the legacy of Dr. Chames.

Next to speak was Jacob Chames, a talmid in the High School and youngest son of Dr. Chames, who thanked everyone for being a part of this special day. He then shared some personal remembrances of the length his father went to in performing countless acts of chesed.
Continuing on the theme of doing chesed, Rabbi Binyomin Luban Shlit"a, Rosh HaYeshiva of Yeshiva Toras Chaim/Toras Emes, charged the community to seek ways to become actively involved in doing chesed, as this would be the very best way to honor the memory and emulate the ways of an individual to whom doing chesed was so very dear. Additionally, he announced that chesed initiatives are being undertaken in all divisions of the school to perpetuate Dr. Chames' rich legacy.
The crowd was then invited to move outside, where they were treated to beautiful nigunei d'veikus by the YTC Choir, after which the sign bearing the new name of the school was revealed. The dedication culminated with delicious refreshments and leibidig dancing in the Yeshiva's David and Sally Samuels Dining Hall.
Abe's unparalleled love of chesed made him a driving force in the growth and development of our Yeshiva and the entire South Florida community. May his illustrious legacy continue to inspire all those whose lives he touched, and to illuminate the path for the hundreds of talmidim who are zocheh to attend the school that will so lovingly bear his name.

Bais Medrash Guys Finish the Boat

Last Alumni Newsletter, I displayed pictures of the Bais Medrash guys trying to build a boat. This week I will show you pictures of the completed boat. (But still, please don't ask.)

The Benches

The Floaters
YTC Alumni Logo
The Base

Under Rabbinic Supervision

Face Obscured to Protect the Guilty

The Loading Dock

Putting It All Together

Ready to Sail

It Works!!!!

Bais Medrash Entranceway Dedicated in Memory of Mr. Max Rothenberg

This past Sunday the Yeshiva dedicated the Bais Medrash Zichron Ezra Entranceway in memory of Mr. Max Rothenberg.


YTC Alumni Logo

9th Grade Annual Class Trip




Mazel Tov!

Mazel Tov!

Mazel Tov to our Rosh HaYeshiva Rabbi Mordechai Palgon and his wife on the engagement of their daughter Shoshana to Jeremy Blinder of Tarzana, California.

Next Motzei Shabbos there will be a vort to celebrate the engagement of Daniel Aroll. The vort will be at the Aroll home 610 NE 173rd Terrce at 10:00.

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 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.

Moshe Leib Miller to Atara Lewis
June 16th in Baltimore

Keep in touch,
Avrohom Eliezer Friedman
Alumni Coordinator