On Tuesday, December 13th, Beis HaMidrash LaTorah, Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, IL celebrated its 94th Gala. The banquet, which celebrated A Night to Celebrate Tomorrow, held at the Westin O'Hare, drew over 500 alumni, parents and community supporters. This year, HTC payed tribute to three remarkable honorees: Rabbi Michael A. Myers, Marbitz Torah and Master Educator Awardee; Mrs. Naomi Samber, Woman of Valor Awardee; and Rabbi Yeshaya Zimmerman, Distinguished Alumnus Awardee. Each of the honorees is a prime example of a strong commitment to Torah learning, Jewish education and dedication to our Yeshiva for the past 30 years.
New at this year's Gala, the program was greatly enhanced by the presence of Jewish music sensation, Avraham Fried. This musical component added an element of elegance and energetic flair to the evening. R' Avraham sang heartfelt songs to honor each honoree, followed by a number of niggunim during dinner. At the end of the evening, the room danced as R' Avraham led an electrifying kumzitz, attended by close to a hundred HTC and Fasman Yeshiva High School students. In addition to the musical entertainment, guests enjoyed an integrated video program and were treated to an upscale dinner cuisine, followed by a Viennese style dessert buffet.
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 Mr. Brian Levinson, Co-Chairman of HTC Board of Governors and Banquet Chairmen Mr. David Aronin and Rabbi Shabsai Wolfe, Co-Chairman of HTC Board of Governors and the entire banquet and ad book committees. In addition, HTC thanks Mr. Mark Hartman for serving as Master of Ceremonies and Mr. Jeremy Amster, member of HTC Board of Governors for his boundless energy to ensure the success of this year's Gala.
HTC looks forward to a bright future as we enter our 95th year and beyond!
Click here to view the 94th Gala Ad Book (interactive version)
Click here to watch the honoree videos and video replay of select parts of the banquet