HaRav Binyomin Moskovits, rosh yeshiva of Midrash Shmuel, and
the yeshiva's administrator, Rabbi Yosef Solomon, recently
conducted a successful trip to London. They were grateful for
the opportunity to meet with community rabbonim, high school
rabbeim and other key figures from various learning
Rabbi Solomon heard from the rabbonim of a number of shuls of
the impact made through the shiurim delivered by the
Yeshiva's talmidim over Succos, as well as during
previous bein hazmanim. The rabbonim asked to be kept
informed about the Yeshiva's progress and discussions were
held with one rabbi regarding developing learning programs at
Midrash Shmuel involving members of his kehilla.
Rabbi Solomon met with Rabbi Kirsch of the JLE (Jewish
Learning Exchange), who spoke highly of Midrash Shmuel and
especially its rosh yeshiva.
At JFS, Rabbi Solomon heard from the head of Jewish studies,
Rabbi Kampf, of the significance of Jewish studies in the
school's curriculum and the phenomenal success of their
Gateshead Shabbaton program.
HaRav Moskovits davened kabolas Shabbos at Aish
HaTorah. Rav Mayerfeld, one of the organizations dedicated
rabbonim, described Aish Hatorah's outreach program and the
commitment the organization believes everyone should have
towards their fellow Jew.
A reunion was held for the participants of the recent summer
learning program for Hasmonean pupils at Midrash Shmuel. The
reunion took place at the home of the program's organizer,
Rabbi Sebbag. Rav Moskovits later commented on how encouraged
he was by Rav Sebbag's willingness to get involved in
ensuring the spread and growth of Torah amongst the youth.
Rav Moskovits found Rav Sebbag's approach encouraging and
On motzei Shabbos another reunion took place, this time for
the Yeshiva's alumni, at the home of Mr. Dov Phillips. The
evening gave former talmidim the opportunity to
further strengthen their relationship with the Rosh
HaRav Moskovits and Rabbi Solomon left London feeling they
had gained a unique insight into the experiences and views of
those who dedicate their life to the spiritual needs of the