CTL AND THE ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES
Party with the IDF: Chanuka 2014
In what has become an annual CTL tradition, Talmidim from the Yeshiva went to a local army base to light Chanukah candles, sing and dance together and share words of Torah and Chizzuk.
In addition to celebrating with the many soldiers who were available to join in, the Talmidim allocated donuts to soldiers stationed around the base who could not come because they were on duty.
The event was mutually uplifting for the Talmidim and the soldiers alike.
Watch some of the highlights here:
Students from the Yeshiva regularly teach groups of soldiers at the local army bases and outposts. This is organized in conjunction with the IDF Rabbinate and in partnership with CTL.
Large parties at Chanuka and Purim provide a platform to celebrate the regular connection between the Yeshiva and the local soldiers, whilst reaching out to wider audiences.
Before Purim, over 80 soldiers joined a large group of CTL volunteers to share Divrei Torah, sing and dance together to celebrate the month of Adar. Shana Aleph talmid, Eitan Katlowitz, spoke on behalf of the students.
The event was also attended by Rav Noam Sassi and Rav Yossi Ben-Sheshet of the Army Rabbinate, as well as the commanding officer of the battalion, who expressed his appreciation on behalf of the soldiers.
During Chanuka, a busload of CTL volunteers enjoyed a special sense of togetherness with soldiers serving in a local army base as they learnt, sang, danced and lit Chanuka candles together.
Rosh Chodesh Adar 2011 Visit to Army Base
On Rosh Chodesh Adar, CTL sent a busload of students, equipped with musical instruments, food and a lot of Ruach to celebrate with soldiers on the Carmei Tzur army base. The event was accompanied by divrei Torah from Rav Yitzchak Levi and was very well received by all who took part. The soldiers and their guests concluded the evening by singing "Hatikva".
"When the solders went back to their work, I'm sure they felt that through achdut, we can overcome fear" – words written by Overseas Talmid Joshua Fattal, one of the organizers of the event.