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2019 Annual Dinner

Yeshiva Har Torah's Thirtieth Annual Scholarship Dinner
Motzaei Shabbat March 9, 2019, 8:30PM
Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation
Guests of Honor: Lisa and Eli Schilowitz


Lisa and Eli Schilowitz have demonstrated extraordinary leadership by immersing themselves in many, many aspects of our yeshiva. Lisa is in her third year as co-president of the PTA and has brought additional vitality and programming to the culture at YHT. Eli, as a member of our Board of Directors and co-chair of our Education Committee, has injected fresh enthusiasm into countless projects around the school. Both Lisa and Eli’s service is constant, selfless, and genuine. 


Pillars of Jewish Education: Ilanit and Dr. Soleiman Rabanipour

Ilanit and Soleiman Rabanipour have been an integral part of the YHT Family for 17 years. Ilanit has served, with grace and warmth, in various capacities, including class mother and lunch volunteer. Together, Ilanit and Soleiman have been staunch supporters of our school. 
Tomchei Torah Award: Rachel and Revaz Chachanashvili (Chait)
Rachel and Revaz Chachanashvili are pillars of the Kew Gardens Hills and Georgian community. In their quiet way, they initiate and participate in countless chessed activities and are strong advocates on behalf of Jewish education. The Chachanashvilis serve as role models to all of us and are now in their final year as YHT parents, the perfect time to recognize them for their service and their support.  
Faculty Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership: Rabbi Yisrael Silverman
Rabbi Yisrael Silverman has been a master educator for almost 45 years, the last twelve at YHT. He has implemented many innovative programs and contributed much to add to the warmth that is the trademark of YHT. He has established close relationships with many of our students and faculty. We feel privileged to pay tribute to Rabbi Silverman for a lifetime dedicated to chinuch.
Tribute to the Legacy of Mr. Harvey Kaylie, a"h

Several months ago, the YHT Family lost one of its pillars – Mr. Harvey Kaylie, a”h. Our Dinner will feature a special tribute to the legacy which he, together with his wife, Gloria, and his entire family created at YHT, and which will continue on for many generations.

YHT Class of 1999
At this year's dinner we're saluting the Yeshiva Har Torah Class of 1999 in honor of the 20th year anniversary of their graduation.

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