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YBA Tikvat Yaakov marks 60th anniversary with Torah Scroll dedication

Meir Nordlicht completing the final letter of a Torah Scroll
Two new Torah Scrolls were dedicated in a special celebratory luncheon at YBA Tikvat Yaakov,on October 19th, marking the 60th anniversary of the yeshiva high school. The Torah Scrolls were donated by the children of Jules and Barbara Nordlicht, in honor of their father's 80th birthday.

YBA Tikvat Yaakov, located at Moshav Sde Yaakov in the Jezzriel Valley, was established in 1954 as the fourth Bnei Akiva high school yeshiva in Israel.

Meir and Chaim Nordlicht dance with new Torah Scrolls
accompanied by YBA Chairman, Rabbi Haim Drukman, 


The Jules and Barbara Nordlicht were among the first supporters of YBA Tikvat Yaakov, and the American Friends of YBA.

Their sons, Meir and Chaim Nordlicht and their wives continue the family tradition of support for YBA institutions in Israel, and by bringing their children to Israel for the dedication ceremony, they are educating yet another generation.to hold the YBA educational network in high esteem.




YBA Tikvat Yaakov students joyously dancing with the two new Torah Scrolls
before placing them in the Ark

From left: Chaim Nordlicht, Meir Nordlicht, Jules Nordlicht, Rabbi Yaakov Ackerman,
Rabbi Haim Drukman, Naftali Kandler, Rabbi Malachi Kofman, Rotem Haniya, Tzachi Saada

YBA Tikvat Yaakov, Nordlicht family, to Dedicate Sefer Torah to Mark 60th Year

This year, 5775 (2014-15),  will mark its 60th Anniversary of YBA Tikvat Yaakov, the third oldest residential boys high school yeshiva in the YBA educational network, founded by Rabbi Moshe Zvi Neria, z"l, in 1954.

The yeshiva will kick off the anniversary year at the Ehrman Campus at Moshav Sde Yaakov on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 12:00 noon, with a Sefer Torah dedication ceremony in the school's Beit Midrash (Study Hall).


The new Sefer Torah is being dedicated by the children of Julie and Barbara Nordlicht, in honor of their father's 80th birthday. A festive meal in the school's dining hall will follow the dedication ceremony.


Friends of the Nordlicht family and supporters of YBA Tikvat Yaakov who will be visiting Israel during the Sukkot holiday are invited to join in the celebration. 


To make your reservation contact Rabbi Yaakov Ackerman, ysda@netvision.net.il, 054-571-3074 by October 12, 2014.


YBA Tikvat Yaakov is planning other events, including a gala alumni reunion in the spring, to culminate the 60th Anniversary year.