Yeshiva Darchei Torah recently held an appreciation breakfast to express its thanks to the alumni who joined its successful alumni classroom campaign. The campaign’s goal was for alumni to collectively dedicate a classroom in the yeshiva’s new complex. After the successful conclusion of the campaign–an initiative of the alumni association’s devoted committee–the yeshiva invited the campaign’s participants to an exclusive breakfast and tour of the new complex.
At the breakfast, Rav Yaakov Bender, rosh hayeshiva; and Rav Shlomo Avigdor Altusky, rosh yeshiva, both lauded the alumni for their clear demonstration of hakaras hatov to the yeshiva and for accomplishing what had seemed daunting at the outset of the campaign. Alumni relished the chance to revisit their alma mater, consult with their rebbeim, and catch up with old friends.
A plaque listing all the alumni who participated above a minimum threshold has been affixed outside the classroom, which is located on the first floor of the new complex.
Yeshiva Darchei Torah, founded in 1972 as an elementary school, started its Mesivta Chaim Shlomo division in 1995 and Beis Medrash Heichal Dovid four years later. It is only in recent years that alumni of those latter two divisions have married, joined the workforce, and begun supporting the yeshiva.
The alumni association, founded four years ago, keeps the alumni connected to the yeshiva and each other with ongoing shiurim, reunions, e-newsletters, the alumni chesed fund, and various fundraising initiatives for the yeshiva. v