BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Sure, the photo kinda seems to be an ad for a dark suit and hat store (we can say that, we’re Jewish), but it’s actually commemorating a very impressive occasion. Read on, and congrats to everyone pictured and their families. L’Chaim!
In the fall of 2012, for the first time ever in Palm Beach County history, a Yeshiva (or Jewish school for Rabbis and ordination) opened. And now, nine months later, Machon Menachem, the first Boca Raton Rabbinical College, will celebrate the graduation of 14 young, aspiring Rabbis, each of whom has completed his final year of Judaic education. Over the past nine months, the young men have studied in a unique communal setting; helped facilitate community outreach programs (including: one-on-one study groups and learning classes, dinners and discussion sessions throughout South Florida and beyond); and met and partnered with various members of the Boca Raton Jewish community – all while participating in a rigorous study regimen.