x4This past Motzaei Shabbos, Parashas Yisro, Beis Medrash Heichal Dovid of Lawrence celebrated the installation of Rabbi Mordechai Stern of Lakewood as the rav of their kehillah.

Rav Mordechai Stern has established himself as a mechanech par excellence and a prodigious Torah scholar, as well as a mechaber sefarim, during his years in the Lakewood community. He looks to build on his past successes in addressing the diverse needs of this ever-growing community.

The star-studded evening featured some of today’s most illustrious rabbanim and roshei yeshiva, including Rav Yitzchak Feigelstock, rosh yeshiva of the Mesivta of Long Beach; Rav Malkiel Kotler of Beis Medrash Govoha; and our community’s very own Rabbi Yaakov Bender.

This installation is a homecoming of sorts for Rabbi Stern, who is a Far Rockaway native. His father, Rav Yisrael Meir Stern, serves as a rosh mesivta in Mesivta Chaim Shlomo, and his father-in-law is the famed Rav and talmid chacham, Rav Moshe Brown, rav of the Agudah of Far Rockaway and maggid shiur in Yeshiva of Far Rockaway.

Mazel tov to the rav, his esteemed family, and the entire kehillah on this auspicious occasion. We wish Rabbi Stern much success in his new position and we are certain that he will be an asset to the kehillah and the entire Five Towns community. v


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