Torah MiTzion 10th Anniversary Gala to honor Oberlander, Medow families

Torah MiTzion Kollel of St. Louis (TMK) will hold its 10th Anniversary Gala at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 at Clayton High School Commons, One Mark Twain Circle in Clayton.

TMK will honoring Sally Oberlander, z’’l, and the Oberlander and Medow Families (Mark, Bunny, Michael  and Sima Oberlander; and Chelle and Bobby Medow) for their multigenerational contributions to the organization. The Service Award will be presented to Chagai Adler. 


The event will include dinner, a short program and entertainment. Guest speakers will be:

• Rabbi Moshe Aberman, Rosh HaKollelim of Torah Mitzion International in Jerusalem, where he is the Educational Director responsible for content development. He was the founding Rosh Kollel of Chicago’s Torah MiTzion. In Israel, he was formerly a Ram at Yeshivat Har Etzion and a teacher at the women’s seminaries, Machon Gold and Nishmat.

• Rabbi Baruch Weintraub, Sgan Rosh Kollel of Toronto’s Torah MiTzion. He is an Israeli graduate of Yeshivat Har Etzion, a student of Rav Aharon Lichtenstein, Shlita, and received ordination by the Israeli Chief Rabbinate after serving in an armoured unit in the IDF and learning in the Kollel Gavoah at Yeshivat Har Etzion.

Entertainment will include a violin performance by Pnina Weintraub, founder of the “Ashira” band who has performed with the Ramat Gan Orchestra. She is the spouse of guest speaker Rabbi Weintraub. 

In addition, a short commemorative movie will be shown.  “The Song of Zion” was made in honor of TMK’s 10th Anniversary by shliach Boaz Shachak, who is also a professional filmmaker.

RSVP by Feb. 3 online at to pay through PayPal, or mail a check to TMK at 7741 Gannon, St. Louis, Mo. 63130. Gala tickets are $90 per person, and donations of $250 or more include 2 Gala tickets and a short message (less than 200 characters) in the appropriate donor category in the gala program booklet. For more information, email [email protected]

Bonnie Goldmeier and Izzy Yazdi are Gala Co-Chairs

TMK aims to invigorate religious Zionism in the community and provides the entire St. Louis Jewish community with Israeli shlichim (emissaries) and bnot sherut (young volunteers through Israel’s National Service). Through formal and informal learning opportunities, they serve as community educators, connecting St. Louisans with Israel and Torah.