"Why was the Menorah in the Temple
made of a solid piece of gold? The Torah wishes to teach us
that the Menorah's cups, which hold its flames -- symbolizing those who
study Torah -- and the Menorah's base -- symbolizing those who support
the study of Torah -- are inseparable. The reward one
receives for supporting Torah is equal to the reward received for
(The Chofetz Chaim: Rabbi
Yisroel Meir Kagan)
we know, Torah study is an integral part of the life of Bialystoker
Synagogue, with our Rav Singer Chevra Mishnayos meeting five
days a week, our daily Daf Yomi Shiur, our Shabbos Tanach class, our
Sunday morning Mishlei Shiur, our women's class and our weekly Mishna
Brura Shiur. Each day, the Bialystoker hums with the sweet
sound of Torah study. We now offer the opportunity to link
your name and the names of loved ones to eternity, by sponsoring any
one of our daily shiurim. The Shiur can be sponsored for a
yohrzeit, a simcha, a birthday, an anniversary, as a source of merit
for a speedy recovery -- or just as a way to tap into the powerful
merit which Torah study provides.
A $54 contribution to our Torah Fund will sponsor one daily shiur of
your choosing. Your name and the reason for your sponsorship
will be announced prior to the learning as well as being publicized in
our weekly pre-Shabbos email.
As many of us know, the Torah Fund was launched the night after our
Synagogue was desecrated by anti-Semitic graffiti. We view
the Torah Fund as a way to fight darkness by increasing light.
Tax-deductible checks for the Torah Fund can be made out to Bialystoker
Synagogue and sent or brought into our office at 7-11 Bialystoker Pl,
NYC 10002. Please include the reason for sponsorship and the
day you wish to sponsor with your check.
May our investment in Torah learning bring us great dividends in this
world -- and the next.
With Torah blessings,
Rabbi Zvi Romm