(Photos by Baruch Ezagui)
Last week over 1,500 people from the Jewish community in Sao Paulo, Brazil filled the Bradesco bank theater marking the 17th anniversary of Yeshiva Ohel Menachem Lubavitch in Sao Paulo.
Hundreds of students from all over the world have spent time learning in the Yeshiva, the Yeshiva now has over 100 students 10 of which are part of the smicha program which is celebrating it’s ninth year since inception.
As part of the tribute to the yeshiva, this year 2 of the biggest names in Jewish music today gave a mesmerizing performance, Superstars Avraham Fried & Lipa Schmeltzer appeared side by side in harmony accompanied by the Freilach band of NY, conducted by Mendy Hershkowitz.
“Our yeshiva in Sao Paulo is like an island of Torah and mitzvot” said the Dean and rosh yeshiva Rabbi Shamai Ende in his speech during
the event, Rabbi Ende also announced the opening of the yeshiva gedolah, with a group of eight students from Israel, as the conclusion of his remarks Rabbi Ende thanked all the donors and friends of the yeshiva.
” The activities of the yeshiva are not only within the chabad community, but also reaching out to all the broader communities and Jewish institutions in Brazil ” said Rabbi Mendy Koncepolski, Director of the yeshiva, “Our students and staff cater to the general community throughout the year spreading the light of Judaism in Sao Paulo and throughout Brazil, with the astounding crowd in attendance, it’s a real indication of the effect of the yeshiva and it’s students on the wider Jewish community.”
The event was Produced by Yaron Levy of Pearl Productions NY.
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