Mrs. Tova Rhein, Director of the Maria and Joel Finkle Overseas Program at Midreshet Lindenbaum, has retired after a quarter-century of exemplary service.
On June 22, the Menahel of Midreshet Lindenbaum, Rabbi Shlomo Brown, hosted an evening in honor of Tova, with speakers including OTS Founder and Chancellor, Rabbi Shlomo Riskin; former OTS Dean, Rabbi Chaim Brovender; and long-time Mashgiach Ruchani Rabbi Tuvia Kaplan.
Rabbi Kaplan summarized Tova’s legacy wonderfully, noting, “AsMashgiach, I got all the easy questions; questions from students who didn’t believe in God. Tova got the really hard questions – questions from students who didn’t believe in themselves…. I saw the difference in students who Tova talked to, mentored, cared for and taught. She helped them develop their identity as proud, confident and competent young Jewish women.”
In recognition of Tova’s remarkable dedication on behalf of the some 2,000 students who attended the program during her tenure, Ohr Torah Stone has established the Tova Rhein Scholarship Fund at Midreshet Lindenbaum.
Alumnae and parents of Midreshet Lindenbaum students recently participated in an online campaign to launch the scholarship. The nearly 150 people who have thus far made a donation toward the fund marks the largest number of gifts ever made toward a fundraising campaign at Midreshet Lindenbaum, and is a testament to the widespread sense of hakarat ha-tov (gratitude) that so many feel toward Tova.
Our goal is to raise $250,000 by the end of 2016. To help make it happen, please visit: https://www.rootfunding.com/campaign/tova-rhein-scholarship-fund