More than 130 people celebrated 16 years of Toras Chaim at a dinner held on Sunday, May 13. The evening also honored Rabbi Dr. Mordechai Loiterman, the school’s principal, for his 10 years of selfless devotion to Toras Chaim.
The evening began with a social cocktail hour, held in B’nai Israel’s atrium, and was followed by a scrumptious Chinese buffet. After the guests ate, the evening continued with a special performance by the Toras Chaim boys choir, who “once again knocked it out of the park.”
The evening’s master of ceremonies, Rabbi Gershon Litt, introduced Rabbi Sender Haber to share a D’var Torah. Inspiring words from Ken Wilson, Harry Graber, and Yehuda Chakoff, who flew in from Monsey, N.Y. just for this special event, followed. After Chakoff presented Rabbi Loiterman with a beautiful award, the honoree spoke. Rabbi Loiterman took this opportunity to refocus everyone’s attention, and to acknowledge Toras Chaim’s excellent and devoted teachers.
The evening concluded with a special encouraging and entertaining video presentation, which allowed guests to see what goes on at Toras Chaim on a daily basis. Finally, Shari Berman presented a special award to Morah Chamie Haber, who has taught the Prek-3 class for nine years. Anyone whose child has gone through that class knows how much she loves her students and how she cares for each and every student. Her absence from Toras Chaim will be felt.
Rabbi Yisroel Stein, dinner coordinator and director of development for Toras Chaim, says, ”We all had a fun time while fundraising. Baruch Hashem, this year’s dinner raised over $65,000, tripling what has been raised in past years.”