In advance of the Yeshiva Darchei Torah annual dinner, scheduled for January 11, the yeshiva is highlighting those who are to be honored at the event.
Alumnus of the Year: Mr. and Mrs. Yossi Preiserowicz. Yossi Preiserowicz is a member of the Mesivta Chaim Shlomo class of 2000, where one of his closest friends was Chaim Shlomo Lowinger, in whose honor the mesivta is named. Yossi maintained a strong connection with the yeshiva and his rebbeim long after graduation, returning for daily sedarim with the roshyeshiva, Rav Shlomo Avigdor Altusky, for several years.
In 2008, Yossi agreed to serve as one of the founding members of the Yeshiva Darchei Torah Alumni Committee. In the ensuing years, Yossi and his fellow committee members have developed numerous projects that have provided extraordinary mutual benefit to the yeshiva and to the alumni, including regular shiurim, well-attended reunions, the establishment of an Alumni Shadchan Network, several successful fundraising campaigns for the yeshiva itself, and a fund for needy alumni, among other initiatives.
Raised in Flatbush, Yossi is married to Gitty, nÃ©e Halpert, and they live in the Monsey area, where she grew up. They daven at Shaarei Tefilla of New Hempstead, which is under the leadership of Rabbi Avrohom S. Neuberger, and their son attends the Yeshiva of Spring Valley. Yossi is a senior vice president at Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation, a real estate investment firm based in New York City with properties throughout the United States, Canada, and England.
The Mesivta Chaim Shlomo Class of 2000. Yeshiva Darchei Torah is proud to pay tribute to the second graduating class of Mesivta Chaim Shlomo, the Maurice and Edith Lowinger Mesivta High School, which was founded in 1995. Until that year, the yeshiva ended at the eighth grade. The establishment of the mesivta–and subsequently, Beis Medrash Heichal Dovid–significantly expanded the yeshiva’s scope and impact in harbatzasTorah.
The parents and talmidim of the class of 2000 took a leap of faith in a barely-tested mesivta. Under the caring leadership of devoted rebbeim, teachers, and hanhalah, those talmidim succeeded over the ensuing four years in developing not only their own learning skills, middos, and hashkafah, but also the foundation of what has truly become one of the great yeshivos of North America.
Fifteen years after graduation and nearly two decades after they first entered the ninth grade, the members of the class live in diverse geographic locations–from Yerushalayim to Buffalo–and spend their days in fields that run the gamut from kollel to finance to law. Many have settled in the Far Rockaway and Five Towns area and have children of their own in the yeshiva. The common denominator shared by each member of the class is that he exhibits the Torah and values gained during his years at the yeshiva and continues to be mekadeshShemShamayim in all of his endeavors.
The Mesivta Chaim Shlomo Class of 2000 is composed of Raphael Aranov, Yehudah Bajnon, Boruch Ber Bender, Yehoshua Bleiberg, Shimon Leib Cohen, Mati Diamond, Yacov Asher Engel, Moshe Feigenbaum, Daniel Fleisher, Shmuel Freund, Feivel Reuven Ganeles, Yosef Goldberg, Yehudah Greenberg, Moshe Chaim Horowitz, Orrin Jaroslawicz, Boruch Binyomin Kitay, Avi Korn, Yeshaya Kraus, Eli Langer, Benzion Lichtman, Mordechai Lieber, Yeshaya Lieber, Shmuel Liebster, Chaim Shlomo Lowinger, Shaya Markovits, Chesky Newman, Mordechai Pluchenik, Chaim Plumer, Yossi Preiserowicz, Alter Reich, Mordechai Rosen, Ze’ev Rosenfeld, Ezra Rosner, Yitzchok Rothman, Yehuda Ruzohorsky, Avrohom Schustal, Aron Schwed, Yitzchok Shanik, Meir Sherman, Moshe Teich, Yonah Tusk, Eliezer B. Weinreb, Zevi Wolff, and Ilan Wunsch.
For more information about the dinner, please call 718-868-2300, ext. 237, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.darchei.org/dinner.