The Gerrer community of Staten Island celebrated one year in their new shtiebel with the dedication of the Ohel Rivka ezras nashim which was donated by Mr. Yisrael Aryeh Werdyger, in memory of his wife Rivka Werdyger, a”h, an unforgettable baalas chessed.&
Men, women and children gathered in the shtiebel on Sunday, November 25, to celebrate this milestone.&
Mr. Werdyger affixed the mezuzah and his son, Mr. Mayer Werdyger, spoke of his mother’s tremendous chessed and encouraged the attendees to continue in her ways and seek to do chessed with each other.
The Rav of the Gerrer kehillah of Boro Park, Harav Moshe Foigel, discussed what a Gerrer shtiebel means, and stressed the importance of not speaking during davening, and of inquiring about the needs of our fellow mispallelim.
Rabbi Yisroel Yosef Rottenberg, Maggid Shiur of the Daf Hayomi shiur at the Gerrer shtiebel, made a siyum on Maseches Menachos.
The gathering was graced by the presence of Rabbi Chaim Menachem Zonshein, the meyased of the Gerrer kehillah in Staten Island, and Mr. Yanky Baum, an askan who has gone above and beyond to establish and ensure the existence of the Gerrer kehillah in Staten Island and especially the new building on Roosevelt Avenue.