On Monday, January 4, the grand prize winner of the annual Mesivta Netzach HaTorah $18,000 Scholarship Raffle sponsored by Cross River Bank, was chosen. This annual raffle benefits the mesivta’s scholarship fund supporting families in need of financial assistance. Since the launch of the raffle on Chanukah, much excitement and energy was in the air, with the eventual winner taking the grand prize of $18,000!
The mesivta invited Rabbi Dov Silver, a well-known rav, community leader, and friend of Cross River Bank, to join for the ceremonial drawing of the raffle winner. In-line with the Covid-19 restrictions, the raffle drawing was held with one in-person cohort in the mesivta present, with the other cohorts watching via livestream throughout the building. In thanking and introducing Rabbi Silver to spin the wheel and announce the winner, Rabbi Ahron Rosenthal, executive director, noted, “Rabbi we stand here at a momentous occasion, knowing that you are about to change someone’s life!” The wheel spun around, finally slowing to a stop and landing on Benny Davidowitz who was now the 2020 annual scholarship raffle winner! The mesivta wishes mazel tov to Benny on this exciting win! “This raffle was once again a great support for the mesivta’s scholarship fund,” said Rabbi Ahron Rosenthal, “we could not have run this raffle without the partnership of many businesses in the community, even during this difficult time period.”
The mesivta thanks Cross River Bank, the many corporate sponsors, and the families of Netzach HaTorah who helped make this annual scholarship raffle in support of families in need, into the great success that it was.