Thursday night, a miracle took place in Flatbush. A young man who was bereft of Yiddishkeit did the seeming impossible. David attended Edward Murrow high school and is now becoming a pharmacist. After tremendous sacrifice and dedication, he finished the entire Maseches Taanis. When he went to BJX the first time almost four years ago, he had never heard of Gemara. With love, guidance and support, he transformed his life,l and made his first Siyum. Mr. Effy Landsberg, a devoted BJX mentor and busy CEO, spent countless hours learning with David and lovingly walked him through the Masechta and through life, daf by daf, step by step.

David with Rav Meir Platnick and his chavrusa, Effy Landsberg.