Vienna Joins Lechu V’Nelcha

Lechu V’Nelcha would like to extend warmest wishes of brachah and hatzlachah to the girls of Vienna, Austria on launching their new LVN branch!

Thank you to Suri Landau and Surelle Lew for being our new wonderful and dedicated LVN coordinators and for directing the most beautiful opening event on Sunday, August 3, with so much heart, effort and creativity.

May the Eibershter repay you for all your efforts and kindness with an abundance of brachah and hatzlachah in both your personal life as well as in your avodas hakodesh.

Lechu V’Nelcha is continuing its unprecedented expansion around the globe! The location may differ but the system is always the same. Each location sets up a consistent schedule with a shiur given the same day each week.

The post-seminary girls in Vienna have been yearning for a very long time to benefit from a weekly source of chizuk, to gain inspiration and Torah knowledge that they can take with them each day as they deal with shidduchim, interpersonal relationships, and the negative influences of the secular world. Now, thanks to LVN they are so grateful and excited to hear weekly inspiration and be able to maintain that which was learned and absorbed in seminary.

During the opening event, the girls heard a personal message from Harav Mattisyahu Salomon, shlita, Mashgiach of Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, who described the vital necessity of the organization. “Lechu V’Nelcha is a wonderful project…upon which the future success of every Bais Yaakov depends…. It’s important. It’s vital. Without which I don’t think any girl can survive. And without which a family of bnei Torah will not be able to develop the way that the Bais Yaakov really wants them to develop.”

Rebbetzin Dinah Fink, founder and director of LVN, also sent her best wishes and brachos to this newest branch, highlighting the value of joining the weekly shiur on a consistent basis, and describing it as the best step to take in ensuring a solid hashkafic foundation.

To give the girls a taste of what LVN is all about, they viewed a slideshow of LVN shiurim, activities and Shabbatons around the world.  To see girls just like themselves, on different continents, speaking different languages, in different locales, but all hearing the same message of aliyah and growth, truly resonated. It drove home the feeling that the LVN ideal is universal; the thirst for Torah knowledge and wisdom is relevant to every post-seminary girl, no matter where on the map she may find herself.

And finally, the girls heard timely words of inspiration for Elul from Rabbi Paysach Krohn, shlita.

Much thought was put into the event, from the delicious milchig repast to the personalized notebooks prepared for note taking and to the room décor. It was an evening with tremendous chizuk and achdus and the LVN members and their mothers are immensely grateful for this new wonderful movement in Vienna.