Chol Ha’moed

Besides the various Shiurim on Chol Hamoed – thanks to the generosity of our supporters – the children participated in various activities both locally and out of town. This year with a long Chol Hamoed, it was more important than ever to give the children a full packed Chol Hamoed so they could relate to […]

A Seder Night in Pinsk to Remember

Much thought was invested in making the Seder night as vivid and inspiring as possible, utilizing this opportunity to bring our heritage alive, so the children could feel like they themselves left Mitzrayim. For many of those who participated in our Seder, it was their first times in their lives that sat at a Seder […]

Holocaust Survivor had her Home Cleaned of Chometz

Yad Yisroel has a mission to assist and bring Yiddishkeit not only to the young, future generations of Russian Jewry – but to every single Jew in need. Our students and volunteers cleaned, and did bedikas chometz, in the apartments of the elderly and infirm who sought to be rid of chometz but could not […]

Celebrating the Rebirth of Am Yisroel

Pesach is a time of revival for Am Yisroel, and this year more than ever we felt this concept when for the first time in over a year, the elderly members of the community could join a communal seder (obviously following the COVID-19 guidelines). At Yad Yisroel we witness this vividly every day as the […]

Preparing for Pesach in Belarus

Due to the restrictions brought about by Covid-19, Yad Yisroel began preparations for this year’s Pesach as soon as last year’s Pesach finished. Tremendous efforts were made and resources pulled together from all parts of the globe to ensure Sedorim and a Kosher Pesach—not only for our students, but for hundreds of Jews throughout the […]

Siyum on Maseches Sukkah

Yad Yisroel was established over 30 years ago with a handful of students. A result of decades of our Avodas Hakodesh later, hundreds of our alumni are building their families in Jewish communities all over the world.  Students who have come into our institutions not knowing Aleph Beis are today completing entire Masechtos, in some cases, the entire […]

7 Bris Milah in 24 Hours

It was amazing to witness the Mesiras Nefesh of 7 students of our school in Pinsk, ages 8-16, for the Mitzvah of Bris Milah, and heartwarming to see each one take their Jewish name.  Alexander Zev Kupratzevitch from Minsk, Mordechai Truchan from Minsk, Boruch Trush from Minsk, Chaim Ginzburg from Gomel, Yochanan Michailov from Minsk […]

Simchos During The Summer

A major Simcha during the summer was when on one day 4 Bris Milah took place. One 8 day old baby, and 3 teenage boys. Mazal Tov!! Mazel Tov to the Yerochin Family on the birth of their son Yaakov. Mazel tov to our devoted Rabbi & Mrs. Boruch Shofnos upon the birth of their […]