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Happening in… Issue 932

While the shul may be historic, its sights are set on the future

Happening in… San Antonio 

Congregation Rodfei Sholom of San Antonio, Texas, has been around for a long time, since 1912. Rabbi Aryeh Scheinberg served as the shul’s rav for decades, and today, his son, Reb Avrohom Scheinberg, has taken the reins. But while the shul may be historic, its sights are set on the future. After Succos, the shul will become home to San Antonio’s first kollel. Four families from Lakewood have made the move to the Lone Star State, where they hope to be anything but lonely as they learn, teach, and engage with the shul’s many members hailing from a wide range of backgrounds.

In an interesting twist, much of the funding for the kollel actually comes from Lakewood. Several Lakewood entrepreneurs have various business investments in San Antonio and visit the community often. Seeking to earn some spiritual dividends as well, they contributed generously toward the kollel’s establishment, allowing the dream to become a reality


(Originally featured in Mishpacha, Issue 932)

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