Just over six months ago, Superstorm Sandy swept through our neighborhoods leaving devastation in its wake. Among the numerous individuals and organizations left battered by the storm was Yeshiva Zichron Aryeh, headed by Rabbi Shaya Cohen. For the past half a year, they have continued in temporary locations, fighting through new difficulties daily and persevering to continue serving their talmidim.

After the realization set in that their temporary situation was increasingly untenable and their full-scale building plans were years away from reality, they decided to build a modular, prefabricated facility. The building will be installed on their property in the Bayswater section of Far Rockaway to house Yeshiva Zichron Aryeh and Kollel Ner Yehoshua. This building will enable them to continue serving the community and training the future educators and community leaders who will guide the youth of the next generation and help ameliorate many of the difficult challenges that our youth face today. The building is slated for installation and completion this summer.

For over 20 years, Yeshiva Zichron Aryeh has been a part of the Far Rockaway and Five Towns communities. Although the student body is relatively small, at about 75 bachurim and 35 kollel yungerleit, their impact is felt. They have been leaders in training young men in the art of chinuch.

Yeshiva Zichron Aryeh is inviting the entire community to a groundbreaking ceremony on Sunday morning, May 19 at 10:30 a.m. at 1213 Bay 25th Street in Far Rockaway.

Please join in to show your support for the heroic efforts of the students, faculty, supporters, and community to rise from the devastation, rebuild, rejuvenate, and rededicate ourselves to the growth of our community and limud haTorah. v


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