Missouri Torah Institute event to celebrate school’s 10th anniversary

Missouri Torah Institute will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Sunday, June 11 at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac, 1335 S. Lindbergh Blvd.  

This year’s dinner will focus on MTI’s history, and pay tribute to the Tpheris Israel Chevra Kadisha (TICK) synagogue and community in Chesterfield, under the leadership of Rabbi Aaron Winter. TICK was MTI’s founding home for its first eight years. Members of the community opened their homes to MTI students and often to out-of-state parents. 

“The people of Chesterfield have exemplified Jewish pride and values in their selflessness and care,” stated a news release from the school. “The school is honored to call Chesterfield their home, and to have been fortunate beneficiaries of this monumental kindness.”

 At the event, Rabbi Aaron Kotler, CEO of Beth Medrash Govoha in New Jersey, will be awarded the Strengthening of Torah Award. Kotler, who is known for sharing his broad understanding and expertise in school operations with other schools nationwide, played a major role in MTI’s campus acquisition in 2015. 

 The dinner will feature a memorial tribute to Max and Rose Wasser, z’’l, whose “love for the Jewish people and kindness toward the global Jewish community was their focus and priority.” One of their grandchildren is one of the deans at MTI: Rabbi Shmuel Wasser. 


“Under Rabbi Wasser’s leadership, the legacy of his dear grandparents continues to live on, as the school instills a love of kindness and giving — and a sense of communal responsibility — into every student.”

For more information on the event, including time and cost, call 636-778-1896 or visit missouritorah.org.