By Achiezer Staff

Hurricane Sandy has been in the forefront of everyone’s minds for the better part of the last year. Inasmuch as we would all love nothing more than to leave Sandy behind us, it is simply not possible to do so, as so many in our communities continue the rebuilding struggle, and are still working to regain some sort of semblance of the life they used to know and live, pre-Sandy.

However, as we approach the one-year mark since the storm came and went, the rabbanim in our community unanimously feel that we cannot overlook the tremendous Siyata d’Shmaya and open nissim that we, as a community experienced. Despite all the terrible physical damage and emotional mess Sandy left in her wake, there was baruch Hashem, incredibly, no loss of life within our local Jewish community. For that alone, we have a tremendous amount of hakaros ha’tov to HaKadosh Baruch Hu.

And just as we came together after the storm to rebuild, we will do so once again in a unique fashion. A massive communitywide siyum on sefer Tehillim is being planned with the endorsement and guidance of nearly every rav from within the affected communities, as well as with the participation and involvement of all of our local schools and yeshivos. The siyum will be the culmination of all the children of these schools and yeshivos having completed sefer Tehillim and we will all express our gratitude to Hashem for these open miracles that our community experienced.

Further details and specific event information will be published over the next couple of weeks, and we will be sure to keep everyone informed in a clear and timely fashion. v


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