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Hebrew Theological College was saddened to learn of the loss of HaRav Aryeh Rottman, zt'l.   Rav Rottman, a prestigious alumnus of our Yeshiva was the founder and Menahal of Yeshivas Mercaz HaTorah in Talpiot, Jerusalem.  Rav Rottman attended Bais Hamidrash LaTorah-Hebrew Theological College as a student where he learned from the famed Rosh HaYeshiva, Rav Chaim Kreisworth, zt"l.  Rav Rottman graduated in 1953 and received his Semicha in 1959.  
Early in Rav Rottman's career, he started out as a Rav in Miami Beach, Florida where he opened the Mesivta of Miami Beach at a time before Jewish high schools existed in the area. He then assumed the position of Rav in Long Beach, NY and founded the Yeshiva of Long Beach. 
After the Six Day War, many American Yeshiva students were drawn to continue their Torah studies in Eretz Yisroel. Rav Rottman recognized the need for a yeshiva designed to meet the specific needs of American students and went on to establish Mercaz Hatorah. Under the guidance of the Steipler Gaon, zt"l, he also established a unique Kollel with the goal of cultivating educators for future rabbinic roles in Eretz Yisroel. With his unique personal guidance, for close to 5 decades, Rav Rottman impacted the lives and taught Torah to thousands of students.
"This was the chinuch he received from our Yeshiva," said his nephew and FYHS Rebbi, Rabbi Meir Segal. "To have hakaros hatov by giving back to fellow Jews just as the past Jewish teachers gave to you." 

המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים
May the Omnipresent comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem

HTC Celebrates 95th Gala

06 December, 2017

On Monday, December 4th, Beis HaMidrash LaTorah, Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, IL celebrated its 95th Gala. The banquet, which "Celebrated Partnerships", held at the Westin O'Hare, drew over 500 alumni, parents and community supporters. HTC presented the Eitz Chaim Memorial Tribute in memory of Paul & Doris Rosenberg, ע"ה and wish Mazel Tov to Rabbi Binyamin Olstein, Marbitz Torah Award; Mrs. Beatrice G. Crain and Dr. Michael S. Maling and the Crain-Maling Foundation, HTC Founders Award.

Jewish music sensation, Benny Friedman, joined hundreds of students and community members for a kumzitz following the 95th Gala Celebration. Throughout the evening Benny sang heartfelt songs to honor each honoree, followed by a number of niggunim during dinner. FYHS student, Shai Younger, spoke to the crowd of 500+ guests sharing his experiences at Skokie Yeshiva. Students from each division spoke at the dinner spoke throughout the event and shared their experiences at Hebrew Theological College.

HTC is grateful to all those who attended and contributed to this year's Gala campaign in support of HTC and its vital programming. Special thank you to the Rabbinic Tribute Committee, Dinner Chairman and Honorary Chairman, as well as Mr. Brian Levinson and Mr. Shabsai Wolfe, Co-Chairmen of HTC Board of Governors. In addition, HTC thanks Rabbi Yehuda Polstein for serving as Master of Ceremonies.

HTC looks forward to a bright future as we enter our 96th year and beyond!

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