Machne Shalve of Bobov to Inaugurate new Beis Medrash and Hachnusas Sefer Torah in Memory of Founder Reb Yosef Shmiel Landau Z”l
It was the postwar era, and the broken neshomos emerged from the ashes of the Holocaust. The Bobover Rebbe—himself no stranger to tragedy, having lost so many of his family members, and thousands of chassidim that he had known back home—was rebuilding the lost world from his abode on the West Side of Manhattan.
The survivors clamored around him, and were infected with his optimism for a new day. Together they rebuilt, with toil and tears.
When that first, post-Holocaust generation was born to them, a summer home was needed for them, and Machane Shalva was founded.
The Rebbe’s emissary to found this endeavor was the unforgettable Reb Yosef Shmiel Landau, who founded the camp, and was its longtime director. Under his guidance, the camp grew and thrived in to the pride of the chassidus that it is today.
Recently, Reb Mechel Rosenberg and his family of Montreal, the children of R’ Yosef Shmiel, have inaugurated a new Beis Medrash for the ever-growing boys camp, Machane Shalve, in the memory of their patriarch.
This Sunday, they will gather to inaugurate a new sefer Torah written in his memory by the grandchildren of the family. The event will be attended by the Bobover Rebbe, shlit”a, and by many chassidim who will join the Rosenberg family in this celebration and commemoration.