Dynamic and inspirational speaker Yemima Mizrachi made an appearance in the Five Towns and took the community by storm. Rebbetzin Mizrachi was here in New York on behalf of Otsar HaTorah Schools in France, the country with the third-largest concentration of Jews outside of Israel and the United States.

Over 700 women made their way into the Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst and were spellbound for more than an hour by Rebbetzin Mizrachi. With all the focus on Jewish education here in the U.S. and in Israel there is a concern that tens of thousands of Jewish youth in France might opt out of Jewish education institutions and potentially be lost to a Jewish future.

The purpose of this event was to draw attention to the plight of these young French Jews and was sponsored jointly by Otsar HaTorah and Vaad Nidchei Yisroel. Rebbetzin Mizrachi has a style and panache that charms as well as inspires a gathering about the difference we can make through our collective efforts on behalf of Jews around the world.

It was indeed a great event with hundreds of women coming forward to sponsor a child’s education in France. For more information on how to sponsor a child’s education, see ad on Page 9.


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