In the memory, honor and aliyas neshama of
Gershon Binyamin ben Eliezer.
Gershon Burd zt"l's entire being was Yeshivas Bircas HaTorah. He spent countless hours emailing alumni, doing incredible acts of chesed, learning in the yeshiva, asking and answering deep halachic questions, in addition to his responsibilities as husband and father of five young children.
Ironically, as the yeshiva's Executive Director, Gershon worked tirelessly to raise money for this new building without any inkling that it would prominently bear his name. His dream was to build upon the foundation laid by Rabbis Green and Tagger, to increase Bircas HaTorah's visibility and reputation, and to spread Hashem's Torah throughout the world.
In the merit of all that Gershon did to shine Hashem's Light so brightly in this world, may the new Gershon Burd Building be a tremendous Kiddush Hashem and aliyas neshama for Gershon Binyamin ben Eliezer.
Greet 15 million visitors to the Old City each year!
Gershon Burd Foundation Pillar - $360 monthly commitment for 3 years
Puzzle Builder - Phase Two! - $36 monthly commitment for 5 years
Gershon Burd Building - Opening Ceremony VIP Package
Join us here in Jerusalem’s Old City in the Spring of 2017 for an unforgettable week-long experience! We will provide you and a guest with First Class roundtrip airfare to Israel, accommodations at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, plus sightseeing and VIP Torah learning with the Rosh Yeshiva, capped off with a special invitation to the Official Opening of the new Gershon Burd Building!
Price: $36,000 donation
By sponsoring any of the below, you will be acknowledged with a beautifully inscribed plaque placed prominently on the walls inside the Gershon Burd Building.
|Rosh Yeshiva’s Office||$180,000|
|Students’ Work Room||$50,000|
|New / Expanded Ezras Nashim||$50,000|
|Distance Learning Center||$36,000|
|Air Conditioning System||$72,000|
|Kitchen Area Station||$25,000|
|Rosh Yeshiva’s Study||$3,600 taken|
|Other Rooms (10 available)||$1,800|
We all know the spiritual benefits of studying Torah, but to support Torah is in some ways an even greater zchus. When Moshe blessed the 12 tribes, Zevulun's name is mentioned BEFORE Yissachar, even though he is the younger of the two, in order to stress his importance. The Sifri adds that in the merit of Zevulun's support of Torah study, he will rejoice when he leaves the world.
In addition, Rav Aharon Kotler says that when the supporters of Torah study depart from this world, they will not only be rewarded for their tzedakah, but they will also gain the privilege of knowing and understanding ALL of the Torah learning that they enabled! Which, as the Vilna Goan explains, is the source of ultimate joy.