Yeshivas Aish Kodesh to honor Jordan Slone

by | May 4, 2012 | What’s Happening

Sunday, May 20

Yeshivas Aish Kodesh, the Talmudical Academy of Norfolk’s upcoming Tribute Dinner in honor of Jordan Slone, founding president of the Yeshiva, will take place at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel. At the event, Slone will be recognized for his commitment to Jewish life in the Tidewater area, and beyond, especially where children are concerned.
In 2003, Slone saw the need to have a Jewish boys’ high school so that his sons and other local boys could continue their education in the Norfolk area. His vision led to the creation of a yeshiva high school designed to provide both an excellent Torah education and an outstanding secular curriculum. From the ground up, Slone was involved in every aspect of the growth and success of Yeshivas Aish Kodesh. For the next eight years, Slone served as an active president who was available to consult, problem-solve, and provide encouragement to the Rabbeim, faculty, students, and parents; all this while running a successful international business.
Slone is chairman and chief executive officer of Harbor Group International, a diversified real estate investment and financial services company. He also serves on the board of directors of USA Discounters and is a current member of the international board of directors of Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem.
To compliment the honoring of Slone, Yeshiva Aish Kodesh is also paying tribute to the first graduating class of YAK. The Class of 2006- Bentzion Dicker, Uri Feldman, Adam Garfunkel, Avrohom Hirtz, Menachem Nudell, and Hillel Silverberg came from New York, Maryland, and Georgia to receive their Torah high school education. These young men have gone on to find success in their chosen careers, partially due to the vision and nurturing environment that is found at YAK.
Malcolm Hoenlein is the featured guest speaker for the evening. In June 1986, Hoenlein was elected executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, the coordinating body on international and national concerns for 52 national Jewish organizations. Previously, he served as the founding executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater New York, the central coordinating agency for Jewish organizations in the metropolitan New York area. Prior to that, he was the founding executive director of the Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry.
To be a part of this event, email or call Andie Pollock, dinner chairperson, at 625-3223.

Yeshivas Aish Kodesh is a constituent agency of United Jewish Federation of Tidewater.