Sunday, March 19, 2023
כ״ו אדר תשפ״ג
5:30 in the evening
3412 W Touhy, Skokie, IL
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When Rabbi Menachem Linzer, along with his wife Devora and their children, moved to Chicago to become the Principal of Hillel Torah North Suburban Day School, our community was excited to welcome an experienced and respected educator and his young family. From the very beginning Rabbi Linzer successfully integrated the historical strengths of Hillel Torah with the best current teaching philosophies, curriculum, and a strong emphasis on staff development creating a world-class school. Devora has been extremely involved in the PTA, helping plan, organize and execute many beautiful events. Our Hillel Torah community is thrilled to honor and recognize Rabbi and Devora Linzer to show our appreciation and gratitude for their dedication to our school and our community. We are deeply honored as this wonderful couple continues to guide our school, our students, and our community into the future.
הקהל את העם האנשים והנשים והטף וגרך אשר בשעריך
Jennie & Avi Rothner
Keryn, David, Matthew, Alexandra, Gabriel, Jolie and Rylee Schreiber
To our dear friends Rabbi Menachem and Devora Linzer. We are thankful for the opportunity to be honoring both of you on this incredibly well-deserved recognition. Your commitment to our childrens’ growth and well-being has been inspiring. We are in constant awe of your dedication, hard work, moral compass and the impact you have on Hillel Torah. We are grateful for our friendship and all you continue to do for our children.
David and Marissa Iancu
Chaim & Tanya Lubin
Mazel Tov Devora and Rabbi Linzer on a much deserved honor. Thank you for your dedication and commitment to our students and community. Your efforts help not only educate our families but uplift the Jewish nation, allowing us to grow and prosper.
Linda & Stanley Weissbrot
To Rabbi Linzer, in appreciation of your insight, leadership, and commitment to making Hillel Torah a premier institution for Jewish education for our grandchildren and their schoolmates. To Devora and family, Thank you for sharing him.
Edy and Jacob Kupietzky
Tremendous Hakarat Hatov to our dear friends Devora and Rabbi Linzer. Thank you for your dedication, commitment, leadership, and heart that you bring to Hillel Torah and the community. Mazel Tov on this well-deserved honor. May Hashem continue to bless your family with health, happiness, strength, and mazel.
Ronni and Elliott Robinson
To the amazing Linzers. . . what a beautiful honor to such wonderful people. Rabbi Menachem, your leadership and educational innovation propelled HT to new levels propelling our boutique school into a premier Modern Orthodox Zionistic example for all educators, and a special hakarat hatov for guiding and singing with 12 (so far) of our grandchildren. Devora, thank you for Pesach cooking tips, constant bubbly laughs, and keeping 3649 Davis in the HT family! May you and your family have continued good health and much happiness.
Dani and Lior Geft
The Hasten Family
With much APPRECIATION to our dear friends Devorah and Rabbi Menachem Linzer for all that you do for our students, teachers, staff and administrators. You lead with integrity, hard work and unyielding dedication. THANK you for the countless hours you spend in and out of school working to make Hillel Torah a premier day school. We are fortunate that you are our leader and so grateful for your lasting imprint on our students and community. Mazal Tov on this well deserved honor.
Aviva and Ami Robinson
To the Linzers, thank you for all you do for our children and our community! Wishing you and your family many more years of inspiring our children and our community, in good health and happiness! It’s been an incredible 18 years for us at HT. Thank you for all the wonderful memories!
Avichai and Itamir Zuckerman
Mazel Tov on this well deserved recognition! Thank you for making a difference in our children’s lives each and every day. Your support and commitment bring light to our school community.
Aviva and Etai Sooliman
Miriam and Jon Friedman
Mazal Tov to Devora and Rabbi Linzer on this well-deserved honor. Thank you for all that you do for our children and the Hillel Torah community.
Neeli and Lyle Sudin and Family
Mazel Tov on your much deserved honor. We are so lucky to have you as part of our community and also helping to shape the future of our children.
Beth and Bradley Alter
Thank you Rabbi Menachem and Mrs Devora Linzer for all that you have brought to Hillel Torah and for your guidance in Jewish education. Your influence on our children and community is profound and will benefit all of our families for generations. Kol Hakavod on this honor so well-deserved.
Robbie and Scott Fretzin and Family
Dear Rabbi and Devora, Mazel Tov on this wonderful and well deserved honor! Our family is greatly indebted to you for your tremendous COMMITMENT to Jewish education and for providing our children with such a stellar Jewish and general studies foundation. We wish you continued success!
Nathan & Julie Thomas
Mazel Tov Rabbi Menachem and Devora Linzer on this well deserved honor. Our children are so fortunate to have you both as role models. Rabbi Linzer has been an incredible resource to Jewish Education in our community. Thank you for all that you do, have done, and will continue to do.
Rifka and Daniel Weiss
Mazel Tov Rabbi Linzer and Devora. We are so grateful to have you as role models and leaders in our school and community. Your hard work and tireless efforts to always find new ways to improve our school , and always with a cheerful approach is what makes you so special. Thank you for all that you do.
Gail & Craig Darlow
Mazel Tov on this well-deserved honor! We are so grateful for the ongoing and unwavering support that you have provided to our children.
Barbara and Steve Geller
Mazel Tov and thank you for your hard work and dedication to our children and the future generations to come!
Rhonda and Alan Zahtz
Orah & Lev Katz
Rabbi & Devora – Mazel Tov! Thank you for your years of dedication to Hillel Torah and its students. May you continue to be blessed with the same strength and devotion for years to come!
Rebecca and Joel Gorenstein
Mazel Tov! What a well deserved honor. Thank you for your dedication to our children and our community.
Yehudit and Aaron Gavant
Mazal Tov Devora and Rabbi Linzer! You lead our school in front and behind the scenes with grace, humility, commitment, love and of course a bit of humor (or in Devora’s case, a lot of humor). Thank you for partnering with us in teaching and inspiring our children. We are so lucky to benefit from your leadership and fortunate to call you our friends. May Hashem give you continued strength to lead and inspire the lives around you always. Mazal Tov!
Yosef and Julia Lifshits
Mazal Tov! Very well Deserved, we appreciate everything you do for the school and the children.
Nora & Matthew Koenig
Devora & Menachem, Mazel Tov on this great accomplishment. The two of you have had such a tremendous impact on both Hillel Torah and the Chicago community. We couldn’t be happier for you and really cherish our friendship. Congrats.
Etan & Leah Finkel
Dear Linzers, thank you for all you do for our community, you are truly appreciated! You inspire our children on a daily basis and leave everlasting impressions on them. Mazel Tov on a well deserved honor!
Tikva and Bennie Kirschner
Dear Devora and Rabbi Linzer, we are so lucky that you are part of our community. Thank you so much for your DEDICATION to the school. Whether it’s simply saying hello at shul or more exciting events such as a hachnassat sefer torah or guitar singalongs in the pre-school, you spread happiness and have provided our family with so many wonderful memories. Mazel tov!
Laura Schneiderman and Ben Friedman
Dear Linzers, thank you for all that you do for Hillel Torah and our community. Mazel Tov on this well deserved honor. Wishing you all the best.
Aviva and Nathan Lichtenstein
David and Adina Shyovitz and Family
Brachot to Rabbi Menachem and Devora Linzer on this occasion! We are so grateful for all you have done and continue to do for the Hillel Torah school community, for the Chicagoland Jewish community, and for Klal Yisrael.
Sigalle and Josh Shpayher
Benjamin & Becca Dauber
Mazel Tov to Rabbi Menachem & Devora Linzer on this well deserved honor. Thank you for all that you do for Hillel Torah. Thank you to Morah Katie Goodman, Mar Yaakov Brimm, Morah Naomi Erlich and Morah Ashira Ozarowski for leading the Shemesh Class. Thank you to the rest of the administration & staff.
Florina & Oren Dekalo
Mazal Tov, Devora and Rabbi Linzer! May you continue to lead the Hillel Torah community from strength to strength.
Ross & Alyssa Gordon
Mazal Tov on this well-deserving honor! Thank you for all you do for not only the school but for the whole community!
Anna and Igor Khayet
Our community is lucky to have such devoted leadership in Rabbi Linzer – who is continuously striving to enrich the lives of the next generation.
Laura & Jeremy Goltz
Mazal Tov Rabbi Linzer & Devora! It’s an honor to be able to attend a dinner in our father’s memory that celebrates you both. Ray Stein would be proud!
Dani and Eddie Krule
Dovie & Rachael Mauer
Mazel tov to Devora and Rabbi Linzer! We are grateful for your tireless efforts on behalf of our children. We appreciate all you have done and continue to do for Hillel Torah, and our community. May you go from strength to strength.
Tamara Kushnir Groman and Jeffrey Groman
We appreciate everything the Linzers do for our school and community! We wish you all the best and continued nachas from all of your students!
Josh & Meira Goldman
Mazal Tov to Devora and Rabbi Menachem Linzer! Thank you for everything you do for the Hillel Torah community!
Rachel and Jordan Amrani
Thank you for all you do for our community! We are so lucky to have both of you leading the way for the next generation.
Andrea and Raanan Alter
Mazel Tov to Devora and Rabbi Linzer on this well deserved honor! Thank you for your incredible leadership and partnership with the Hillel Torah community. May you continue to lead from strength to strength.
Amy Spar and Howard Rosenburg
Mazal Tov Rabbi and Devora! We’re pleased to be able to participate in this celebration of all that you’ve done, and continue to do, for Hillel Torah. Thank you for your commitment to our community.
Pinhas and Alla Gurevich
A big thank you to Rabbi LInzer for being a great leader and for his constant drive to make Hillel Torah school better year after year.
Thank you for everything you do for our children, the school and the community. You are an inspiration and fantastic role models. Mazal Tov on this well deserved honor!
Leora and Jonathan Stern
Mazel Tov on this well deserved honor!
Elana Blivaiss and Hyim Baronofsky
Paul and Liz Towb
Mazel Tov to Rabbi and Mrs. Linzer. Thank you for your dedication and commitment to our kids’ education and love of Torah.
Rachael and Asher Gelman
Mazel Tov! Thank you for all your hard work on behalf of our kids. We appreciate your time, guitar playing, and encouragement always.
Rena & Adam Silverstein
Thank you to Rabbi and Devora Linzer for your years of service to our community. May you continue to positively influence each generation that passes through the halls of Hillel Torah.
The Fogel Family
Mazel Tov to Devora and Rabbi Linzer on this well-deserved honor! Thank you for your leadership and commitment to our school and community.
Barry & Stephanie Strenger
Mazel Tov Devora and Rabbi Linzer. We are so grateful to you both for your contribution and leadership in our community and our school. Thank you for all you’ve done and continue to do.
Aryeh and Aviva Needle
Mazel Tov Devora and Rabbi Linzer and thank you for everything you do for Hillel Torah and our community!
Elyse and Steve Nagel
Mazel Tov on this much deserved honor! Thank you for all your hardwork and dedication to enhance our children’s educational experience.
Jenni Richton and Eliyahu Rosen
The Harris Family
Mazel Tov Rabbi & Mrs. Linzer on this well-deserved Honor.
David, Debbie, Eli, Mariamme, Daniella, Kayla & Judah Well
Mazal Tov Rabbi & Devora! You are both exceptional people and have contributed so much to our kids and our community. We are lucky to have you! On behalf of our entire family, we feel so grateful for your dedication and leadership, and want to thank you! We hope to celebrate many more years together b’simcha!
Jillian and Avi Scheer
Judy and Michael Daniels and Family
Mazel tov on this most wonderful and well-deserved honor. We truly appreciate all that you have done and continue to do for Hillel Torah. We are grateful to have you both as role models in our community. Wishing you and your beautiful family continued mazel, good health and an abundance of blessing.
Deege & Mazel Levin
Debbi and Marc Geller and Family
Mazel Tov to Rabbi and Devora Linzer on this well deserved honor. May you be blessed to continue your work on behalf of Hillel Torah and the entire community for many years. With gratitude
Miriam and Billy Schreiber
In appreciation of Rabbi and Mrs. Menachem Linzer for the excellent education of our grandchildren, and their close friendship to our family.
Jayme and Sam Besser
Adam, Ilana, Mia, Eli and Liam Saltzman
Mazel Tov Rabbi and Devora Linzer. Thank you for all that you do for Hillel Torah and the whole community.
Deena and Larry Goldman
Mazal Tov to Rabbi Menachem and Devora on this well deserved honor! We are grateful for our friendship, your continued leadership of Hillel Torah, and your incredible commitment to our community!!
Benjamin Marks and Julie Avner
Mazal Tov on this well deserved honor! Thank you for your dedication to our children’s Torah education and for being an exemplary role model every day.
Cathy and Joseph Gluck
Yasher kochachem for all you both do for our community. Mazel Tov on this well deserved honor. May the wind always be at your back.
Irv and Lynn Shapiro
With deep appreciation to Devora and Rabbi Menachem Linzer for your devotion to the Chicago Jewish Community, especially for your warmth, optimism, and passion in educating the future of Am Yisrael. We are eternally grateful for the dignity and respect you give to the Holocaust Survivors, for recording their memories, and for teaching the next generation the true meaning of Zachor and the importance of Medinat Yisrael.
Janet and Alfred Aghapour
Dears Devora (Mrs. Linzer) and Rabbi Linzer, Mazel tov on your well deserved honor. We are proud and grateful for your leadership.
Debbie and Ken Polin
Mazel Tov to Devora and Rabbi Menachem Linzer, we have been so honored to work with both of you since you joined us here at Hillel Torah. We cannot thank you enough for the countless hours that you spend day in and day out making our school and our community a better place. The impact that you have made on our children and our community is unparalleled. Thank you both for all of your tireless dedication and commitment to the school.
Mazel Tov Rabbi and Devora Linzer! Thank you for your incredible leadership within the school and throughout the community!
Bayla and Aaron Benjamin
Mazel Tov to Rabbi Menachem and Devorah Linzer! Your enthusiasm and dedication to our children is an inspiration for us all. May you continue to go מחיל אל חיל.
Dov, Debbie and the Kids
We can’t believe how long you’ve stuck it out in Chicago! Seems like it was worthwhile. We are so proud of you.
Scott & Samantha Spolter
Thank you for your continued leadership and service to both our school and community.
Margaret and Rabbi Leonard Matanky
We are proud to join the entire community in paying tribute to Devora and Rabbi Menachem Linzer. Together the Linzers have strengthened our community and brought new vigor and vision to Hillel Torah. !חזקו ואמצו
Karin and Michael Felix
Thank you Rabbi Linzer and Devora for all you do for Hillel Torah’s students, staff and parents and for our community. Your dedication and spirit are an inspiration to us all. Mazal Tov on this well-deserved honor!
Andrea & Stuart Rich
Mazel Tov to the most deserving honorees, the brightest of lights in our community! May you continue to go from strength to strength with your beautiful family. TODAH RABAH!
Allison & Yoni Bellows
Mazel Tov Rabbi Menachem & Devora Linzer . We are so GRATEFUL for what you have done for our community and of course for your friendship.
Bethia Straus and Paul Quintas
Mazal Tov to Devora and Rabbi Menachem Linzer. You are an extraordinary couple who have changed the Torah education landscape in this community. We are honored to be your friends.
Ariella and Moshe Chasky
Mazel Tov Devora and Menachem! We wish we could be there to celebrate this much deserved honor with you! Hillel Torah is very lucky to have you. May you continue to go from strength to strength!! We love you.
Jon and Lena Reeder
Chai Wilensky and Ash Zarkowsky
Mazal Tov Devora and Rabbi Linzer! Thank you Rabbi Linzer for instilling in our children a love of music and Shabbat with your weekly pre Shabbat SING-ALONG.
We are proud and lucky to have this dynamic duo Rabbi Menachem and Devora Linzer as part of our family. From near and far: The Goldbergs in Chicago, Savta Shuli Cohen in NYC, Phyllis Cohen in Brooklyn, Rita Lifton in Queens, Rabbi Yisroel and Naomi Lifshitz &family in Israel, The Hervitz family in Israel Yehuda, Lisa, Ashleigh and Olivia in Australia, wish you a hearty Mazal Tov on this well deserved honor. We all recognize how blessed the Hillel Torah community is to have Rabbi Linzer as their leader and together with Devora be outstanding role models for a Torah way of life filled with mitzvot, middot and dedication to furthering those ideals in the school, community and Klal Yisroel.
Mazal Tov to Rabbi and Mrs. Linzer for an honor well deserved!
Melanie & Dov Shandalov
With tremendous appreciation and hakarat hatov to Devora and Rabbi Linzer for their dedication to our school and our students. May Hashem continue to bless you and your wonderful family with only good things. Mazal Tov!
Gail and Steven Goldberg
Mazel Tov to Devora and Menachem and thank you for all that you do!!
Becca Linden and Rabbi Ari Hart
We are so blessed to have Rabbi Linzer and Devora’s presence in our community. Their vision, tireless leadership, and warmth have made a positive impact on our family and the lives of so many others. They serve as an inspiration to the whole community in commitment to Torah learning, menschlikeit, and chesed. We wish you many more years of growth and success with Hashem’s help.
Congratulations! Well deserved!
Talia and Michael Gevaryahu
Dinah & Michael Shiner
Mazel Tov on this Honor. We wish you continued Success.
Congregation Or Torah
Congregation Or Torah wishes Mazal Tov to Rabbi Menachem and Devora Linzer on this well deserved honor. May you continue to educate the next generation of our community toward a life of Torah and mitzvot. Rabbi Zvi Engel, Daniel Rosenthal, president
Hollie and Armin Nankin
Mazal Tov Devora & Rabbi Menachem Linzer ~ Thank you for your strong leadership and dedication to Hillel Torah. We have seen the results of instilling our students with love for their Jewish faith, offering a creative environment for the highest secular education, and selecting the best educators to interact daily with our students. Thank you for your hard work. May we enjoy many more years of success! Armin & Hollie Nankin (Grandparents of Yishai, Ollie, Benji & Hillie Nankin)
Tamara and Jason Ashman
Mazel Tov Rabbi and Devora Linzer! Thank you for your leadership within the school and the community!
R’ Zvi and Laurie Engel
Mazal Tov to our dear friends Devora and Rabbi Menachem on this well deserved honor. May Hashem grant you continued strength in helping to build the next generation of the orthodox community toward a life of Torah and mitzvot and may we continue to share many more seudot mitzva together.
Jaime and Larry Leonard
Mazel Tov Rabbi and Devora Linzer on this well deserved honor. Thank you for all that you have done for our children and the community.
Audrey and Rami Schwartz
Congrats on this very well deserved honor. Thank you for all you do for the school and community!
Aunt Esther and Uncle Moish
Mazel Tov to our dear niece and nephew, Devorah and Menachem Linzer, for carrying on the family tradition of serving the community in an exemplary fashion. May you go from strength to strength.
Ida Crown Jewish Academy
Ida Crown Jewish Academy wishes a hearty Mazal Tov to Rabbi Menachem and Devora Linzer on this well-deserved honor. Thank you for your dedication and commitment to Hillel Torah and to the Chicago Jewish community.
Aviva and Jason Esses
Mazal tov to Rabbi Menachem and Devora Linzer. We are in awe of all you do for your community! We love you guys!
Julie & George Lennon
Mazal Tov to a most deserving couple. We are so grateful to have the Linzers in our community.
Rabbi Dov linzer & Devorah Zlochower
Mazel Tov and a huge yasher kochachem to our cousins, Rabbi Menachem and Devora Linzer on a well-deserved honor.
Jonathan and Andrea Weiss
Mazel Tov Devora and Rabbi Linzer for all the the amazing work you’ve done for our children and the Hillel Torah community!
Anita & Daniel Frankel
Mazal Tov Rabbi and Devora Linzer on this well deserved honor! Thank you for your leadership and commitment to our children and the Hillel Torah community!
Michal and Yeruchum Rosenberg and Family
Mazal Tov Menachem and Devora! Your commitment, creativity and sensitivity have made a profound impact on your community. You’re the ultimate team and we wish continued success in all you do. love you!
Chaya and Allan Gordon Burstyn
Mazal Tov Devora and Rabbi Linzer on this well-deserved honor and thank you for all do for Hillel Torah and the community!
Kehilat Chovevei Tzion
KCT wishes a Mazal Tov to our dear friends and role models Rabbi Menachem and Devora Linzer on their well deserved honor. Their remarkable leadership, wisdom, and years of dedication to Hillel Torah, our children, and our shul, has transformed this community in countless ways. Wishing you many more years of health, nachas, and inspired leadership. Rabbi Shaanan and Tziporah Gelman, Rabbi Netanel and Sarah Isaacs, Aaron Simkovich, President, and the entire KCT Family.
Josh & Leah Graber
Dear Devora and Rabbi Linzer, Mazel Tov on this well deserved honor! Your tireless dedication to our school community is truly remarkable and deserving of recognition. Our kids are jealous that we’re going to the dinner and wish they could come too, but we’ll be sure to share all the highlights with them. Thank you for all that you do, and congratulations once again!
Yitzchak and Aviva Matanky
Jennifer & Martin Wasserman
Mazal Tov on this well deserved honor. Your leadership and vision have made Hillel Torah the wonderful school that it is today. The students, faculty and community are lucky to have you.
Lisa and Michael Glass
To our dear friends Devora and Rabbi Menachem Linzer Mazel Tov on this amazing honor! The Hillel Torah family is so lucky to have you as leaders in our Chicago community.
Associated Talmud Torahs of Chicago extends a hearty Mazal Tov to Hillel Torah on tonight’s dinner & honorees, Devora & Rabbi Menachem Linzer, for their vital role in the lives of thousands of students, instilling a passion for our Jewish traditions, a love for Israel, & a commitment to our community. May you continue to inspire your students for many years to come. Stan Gertz/Richard Silverman, Co-Presidents Rabbi Mordechai Raizman, CEO Rabbi Avrohom S. Moller, Superintendent of Education
Morrine and Brian Sweer
Mazal Tov to Devora and Rabbi Linzer on this well-deserved recognition. Thank you for your dedication to Hillel Torah and its students.
Moe and Sheila Glenner
Rabbi Menachem and Devora Linzer, Mazel Tov on this well deserved honor! Thank you for all you do for our school and community. Wishing you continued Mazel and Success!
Words can’t really capture the appreciation we have with the love, attention and hard work Rabbi Linzer has put into making our Asher the person he is. From the early days of guitar playing Erev Shabbat at little HT to the inspirational words he gave each boy before bar mitzvah, Rabbi Linzer has always exemplified the midos tovos we wanted from our sons. We will be forever grateful, always knowing that he was only able to do so because of the support of his amazing wife. Thank you!
Will and Shari Lennon
Congratulations Devora and Rabbi Linzer on this great honor. You have made such an incredible impact on the Chicago Community and we thank you for all of your dedication!
Dena & Howard Levy
Mazel Tov Devora & Rabbi Linzer on this very well deserved honor! Thank you for your unwavering dedication and commitment to the school and the broader Jewish community. We are so appreciative for your stellar leadership and the outstanding education our children have received at the school. Wishing you both only good things for the future!
Robyn and Daniel Ackerman
Mazal Tov Devora and Rabbi Linzer on this well-deserved honor. Your years contributing to the growth and development of our children are so appreciated. You bring a combination of Torah, academics, laughter, and music into the school daily and our children are lucky to experience the specialness that makes up our Hillel Torah community founded in your leadership.
Moti and Yaffi Loterstein
Mazel Tov to Devora and Rabbi Linzer on this well-deserved honor. Thank you for your amazing leadership and for all that you do for our children!
Eva & Josh Gavant
Mazel Tov to Devora and Rabbi Linzer on such a well deserved honor! Thank you for all the hard work you do for our children and the community.
Nahva and Yoni Bindiger
Dear Menachem and Devora, Mazel Tov on this very deserved honor!!!! We are so proud of all of your accomplishments and how beloved you are in the Chicago community! May Hashem give you the strength and ability to continue all the wonderful work that you are doing. Love, Nahva and Yoni, Leora, Miri, Talia, and Eliana
Aviva and Doni Cohen
We appreciate all that you do to make sure our children are educated and nurtured in the proper way. You use tremendous love and tenderness in shaping young minds. You are approachable and kind. The kids know you genuinely care about them and show an interest in their lives. You have created the secret sauce to make our children love Judaism, and love school even more. Both of you epitomize what it means to have a keter shem tov. We are lucky to be your friends!
Joshua Ginsberg and Jenna Greenberg
Drs. Rachel & Tzvi Novick
Mazel Tov on this well-deserved honor! Thank you for enriching our children’s lives and for your commitment to Jewish education and to our community.
Ari and Zahava Berkowicz
Our school and children are so fortunate to have such wonderful leaders and role models. Thank you for all that you do. Mazal tov and hamon todah!
Sandra and Kenneth Berg
Devora and Rabbi Linzer, you have brought great professionalism and chesed to Hillel Torah. We sincerely appreciate your efforts and talents.
Gabriel and Lily Navakas
Mazal Tov Rabbi and Devora Linzer on this well deserved honor. We appreciate all that you do for our children and the Hillel Torah community.
Barbara & Jerry Hollander
Warmest wishes of Mazel Tov to our very beloved niece & nephew Devora & Menachem.
Ilene & Mitch Cutler
Mazal Tov Devora and Rabbi Linzer! Thank you for all that you have done for the Hillel Torah community.
Shaina and Moshie Ovitsky
Ed and Susan Plotkin
Mazal Tov Rabbi Linzer and Devora on this well deserved honor. Your dedication and leadership of Hillel Torah and your work in our community are inspiring. You have helped Hillel Torah grow and enrich the lives of so many children and families and we are so appreciative of your efforts. Wishing you good health and strength to continue your most valuable work.
Heather and Jamie Hoffman
Mazal Tov to our dear friends Devora and Rabbi Linzer on this most well deserved honor! The Chicago/Skokie communities are lucky to have the both of you. May you be blessed to continue to educate, inspire and share your talents with your community for many years to come!
Rebecca and Jeremy Amster
In honor of Rabbi Menachem and Devora Linzer. Pillars of our community. May they be zoche to lead our community for many years to come.
Rabbi Shaanan and Tziporah Gelman
Dearest Menachem and Devora, we stand in awe over your remarkable achievements throughout your years at Hillel Torah. Your talmidim, staff and community members have had their lives transformed for the better, due to your incredible leadership. Lastly, we are so grateful for your friendship, for thanksgiving (sorry not purim) traditions and all of the laughter and fun. Mazal tov. With love and admiration.
Thank you for all the hard work that you do in making our children’s school a safe, imaginative, and loving space that encourages and supports their growth.
With great hakarat hatov to Devora and Rabbi Linzer for your manifold contributions to Hillel Torah and the community. May you go from strength to strength!
To a fearless, transformational leader, Menachem יִרְאַת יְהוָה מוּסַר חָכְמָה וְלִפְנֵי כָבוֹד עֲנָוָה (משלי ט”ו לג) I admire the ways you have led our school for 14 wonderful years of solid, innovative Jewish and general education. You lead with heart and mind and with humbleness and respect and I appreciate everything I learned from you. Together with Devora you are a role model of leadership.
Honored to be part of your celebration, maybe some golf this year?
Anita & Dennis Gelbart
With much appreciation and deep admiration to Devora and Rabbi Menachem Linzer for your inspiring leadership, steadfast dedication, and tireless efforts for the children, staff, and entire HIllel Torah community. Thank you for being true role models as you educate our children with strong values, thoughtful guidance and great humor. It is an honor to work with you and I’m so grateful to you both for your kindness, support, and friendship (and especially fun DC trips!) You are truly a gift to Hillel Torah and the entire community. May HaShem bless you with good health, happiness, and nachat from your beautiful family. Mazal Tov!
Shira & Dovey Forman, Atara & Barry Habib, Dena & Ben Isaacs, Michele & Ben Jacobs, Liba & Noam Kranz
Mazal Tov to Devora and Menachem Linzer on such a well deserved honor. Your passion, commitment and enthusiasm for education and your community at large has had a truly meaningful impact. Your generosity to helping others, always with a smile is truly commendable and an inspiration to everyone around you. We could not be luckier to have you as friends and role models. Tizku L’Mitzvot
Aliza and Craig Frank
We had the ultimate pleasure of meeting Menachem and Devora Linzer 14 years ago. We knew from day one they would be a great fit for Hillel Torah and even better as our friends. Today we are happy to call them our good friends. We wish them Mazal Tov on this great occasion.
KCT Sephardic Congregation
In honor of Rabbi Linzer for all he has done for our youth & community!
Sarah and Josh Bernstein
Mazel Tov Devora and Rabbi Linzer on a much deserved honor. Thank you for your dedication and commitment to our children and community. May Hashem give you continued strength to lead and inspire the lives around you always. Mazal Tov!
Chaisara, Shai, Amos & Boaz Hervitz, Rifka Lifton
Sandy and Keith Kanter
It was an honor to work with you. Continued success.
Robyn and Randy Cohen
Mazal Tov to the Linzer’s on this wonderful and well deserved honor.
Rachelle and Stephen Brumer
Rabbi and Mrs. Linzer, Mazel Tov on this wonderful honor! May your family and Hillel Torah always go from strength to strength!
Ari and Lauren Lustig
We are so grateful to Rabbi Linzer for fostering a wonderful, loving school environment that we are blessed blessed to send our children to. That was not a typo: we feel doubly blessed! Mazal Tov to Rabbi and Mrs. Linzer on this wonderful and well-deserved recognition.
Jeffrey and Zenia Cohen
Mazal Tov to Devora and Rabbi Linzer! We truly appreciate all you do to help Hillel Torah and all the students.
Mom and Dad Linzer
Mazal Tov to our dear children, Rabbi Menachem and Devora on this beautiful tribute. May Hashem continue to guide and support you in all your endeavors. We are so very proud of you and love you very much.
Melissa and Harris Perlman
Mazal Tov on this well-deserved honor! May you continue to go from strength to strength!
Noah and Sara Goldman
Sheldon & Rozelle Kuperman
To the honourees: A well deserved honor for two individuals who give unselfishly to their school and the Jewish community. May Hashem give you good health to continue your important work.
Asher and Chanah Krupnick
In honor of Rabbi Menachem and Devora Linzer, Mazal Tov on this most deserved honor as an expression of gratitude for your devotion to and tireless efforts on behalf of Hillel Torah Day School. May you be blessed with health and strength as you continue your successful chinuch leadership to lead the school to greater heights in the future.
Shani and Gershon Stadtmauer
Dear Menachem and Devora, we are so amazed at all the work you have done at Hillel Torah and in the Chicago community. We are always touched by your caring and generous nature! We love you so much and wish we could be there in person!
Cheryl and Robert Rothstein
Esther Friedman Samber
Wishing good health and success to Rabbi and Mrs. Linzer as they continue their efforts to keep Hillel Torah the great school it is! Mazal Tov on this well deserved honor.
Regina and Michael Koenig
Mazal Tov on this well deserved honor! Thank you for your untiring service and dedication on behalf of all the children of Hillel Torah.
Ariella Nadler and Hody Nemes
Mazal Tov in this very well-deserved honor, Rabbi Linzer! You are a passionate, knowledgable and skilled educator, a capable, steady and excellent leader, and a high-quality person with beautiful middot. HT is blessed to have such a talented, kind, and devoted principal. May you go from strength to strength.
Chaim and Lior Helman
Igal & Lior Kakon
לרב מנחם ודבורה לינזר, יישר כחכם על העשייה החינוכית ועל תרומתכם לקהילתנו. אנחנו שמחים לחלוק עמכם כל כך הרבה תחומי חיים: חינוך, הורות, חברות בקהילה. יום יום אנו מקבלים השראה מכם בעומק הרוחני, שמחת החיים והאמונה בדרך. מאחלים להמשיך ולחלוק עמכם את כל אלו ויותר מתוך שמחה ובריאות תמיד. אנו מצטערים שאנו לא אתכם ביום חגכם(נסענו ללימודים), אבל אתם בליבנו.
Mindy and R’ Yona Reiss
Mazal Tov to Rabbi Menachem and Devorah Linzer on this well-deserved honor. You are role models and friends we are blessed to have in the community. May Hashem grant you continued success in your harbatzas haTorah and leadership.
The General Studies Team
Rabbi Linzer, Mazal Tov! Thank you for all your support, leadership, and dedication to making our school a wonderful place for learning, teaching, and growing. Hillel Torah is a wonderful place for students and teachers alike due to your vision and guidance. We hope you enjoy this honor and look forward to celebrating with you!
Robbin and Dorron Katzin
When the Covid pandemic began, Rabbi Linzer led the school wisely, allowing our students to return to school and to their friends, bringing them a modicum of normalcy. The Linzers also opened their home to the faculty each year for an enjoyable BBQ at the close of the school year.
It is with great admiration and respect that I write this tribute to Rabbi Linzer and Devora who are being honored for their unwavering commitment to the Hillel Torah community. The Linzers have fostered a sense of belonging and community among the teachers, students, and families at HT. May their example continue to inspire us all to strive for excellence, to give generously of ourselves, and to make a positive impact in the world around us. Mazal tov on this honor!
Rachel and Josh Teitcher
Thank you for leading Hillel Torah with vision, clarity, and purpose to set our children up for success in both General Studies and Limudei Kodesh.
Sarah and Bryan Gryka
Thank you for directing the school for the past years and creating a place of learning, community, love of Judaism, and love of Israel. Wishing you continued success.
Mazal Tov Rabbi Linzer and Devora! This is such a well deserved honor! Hillel Torah is so lucky to have Rabbi Linzer as our principal and Devora (possibly the real power house) by his side! Thank you for ALL the two of you have done for our school and our community!
Dear Devora and Rabbi Menachem Linzer, Congratulations! You deserve all this and more! I wish you continued success in the years ahead!
Lee & Robert W. Matanky
We join in paying tribute to Devora & Rabbi Menachem Linzer on this well deserved honor. May they continue to provide many more years of distinguished leadership to the Hillel Torah North Suburban Day School.
Mazal tov on this well deserved honor!
Mazal Tov on a most deserving honor! Rabbi Linzer, thank you for being the most dedicated, caring, and thoughtful leader to all of us at Hillel Torah and to me specifically for the past 11 years. You are a true role model and we are so lucky to have you leading this amazing school. Devora, YOU are the best wife, mom, and partner to the HT teachers. Thank you both for your constant support and dedication to the HT community. MAZAL TOV!
Rena and Stuart Litwack
Mazel Tov Rabbi Linzer and Devora on this well deserved honor! You epitomize the saying “Love your job and you won’t work a day in your life.” Working with you for the last 8 years has been exceptional, as your support and guidance have been invaluable in my own growth at HT. Thank you Devora for your gregarious nature and for being the rock behind Rabbi L (and for the awesome desserts you share!). May you both continue to be a source of inspiration to the entire community.
Miriam Kopelow & David Williams
MAZAL TOV to Rabbi and Devora Linzer! So happy for you to have this wonderful, well-deserved honor.
Rav Natan Brownstein
Mazal Tov Rabbi and Rebbetzin Linzer! Rabbi – it’s a pleasure to work with you and for you here at Hillel Torah. You’re an incredible mentor and role model. This is an amazing school you’ve built, and it’s due to your leadership that everything we have here, exists. Devora, thank you for always being so kind and welcoming. From the moment Jessie and I and our family arrived here in Skokie you made us feel at home. You are both so caring, compassionate and kind. To apply רבי עקיבא ‘s words here – “הכל שלי ושלנו – שלכם”. Mazal Tov!
Debbie and Mitch Jacoby
Mazel Tov to the Linzers who have enhanced and enriched our school and community! We appreciate all you have done for our children!
Hannah & Craig Kowitt
Mazal Tov to Rabbi and Mrs. Linzer on this well-deserved honor!
Mazal Tov in this amazing achievement. Your dedication, vision and tireless hours have made Hillel Torah what it is today. Kol hakavod.
Rabbi Dov and Leah Dubovick
Mazal Tov Rabbi and Mrs. Linzer on this wonderful honor! It has been a pleasure working with you in school and we commend your leadership and dedication. May Hashem grant you much good health, happiness, Nachat from your beautiful family and continued Hatzlacha in your Avodat Hakodesh.
Mazal Tov Rabbi Linzer and Devora on a well deserved honor! You bring so much positivity and leadership to the Hillel Torah students and staff. You always welcome me for meals and Bat Mitzvahs, and you take the time to check in on my family and personal life. You encourage me during tough times and are cheerleaders during some of the most exciting times in my life! Your dedication to Hillel Torah is admirable and truly makes it an incredible place to work!
Thank you for everything you guys have done for Hillel Torah.
Rabbi Michael Friedman
Thank you for encouraging development in your school and staff. The openness of the school to ideas and initiatives helps everyone involved grow!
A spreader of Torah and Jewish values, Rabbi Linzer is a tremendous principal who has created such a loving, family like atmosphere at Hillel Torah. He, combined with the rest of the amazing staff there, have truly made the school feel like a home.
I’m glad to be working with you, Mazal Tov!
Aaron and Ayelet Leibtag
Dear Rabbi and Devora, You have raised the bar in education in our community and have brought so much positivity and impact to Hillel Torah and beyond. We are truly honored to have you as such close friends and to have gone on this journey together the last 14 years. From our meals to special games and everything in between, we have watched our children grow up together and look forward to the next 14 years! Only continued Nachas and bracha from your beautiful and amazing family!
Mazel Tov to Devora and Rabbi Menachem Linzer on this much deserved honor.
Rabbi Linzer, you are a thoughtful leader, focused on strengthening the Hillel Torah team while navigating all of the various pieces that come with your role. You are approachable, creative, and hardworking. You are also giving; along with your wisdom, guidance, and care – checking in to see how we’re feeling after being sick or how our relatives are doing – you’ve even been known to give out beach balls and as much ice as we could want! Thank you for all that you do.
Laurie and Dov Pinchot
Mazal Tov on this well deserved honor! We can not thank you enough for your commitment to our children’s education and spiritual growth in both your professional and personal roles as leaders in our community. Thank you for being a supportive administrator to the HT staff and for being wonderful friends and strong role models!
Saretta and Rabbi Louis Lazovsky
We join in honoring Devora and Rabbi Menachem Linzer for the leadership role and amazing impact they have had at Hillel Torah and in the Jewish community.
Ashira and Rabbi Joe Ozarowski
Kol hakavod to Rabbi Linzer and Devora on your many achievements of notable excellence at Hillel Torah. Your moving here has been a blessing for the entire Skokie/ Chicago Jewish Community!
Aliza and Menachem Rosenbaum
To Rabbi Linzer and Devora, we are full of awe and gratitude for your support and care for us and our children, your example as educators, community leaders and people your never-ending idealism and positivity, your sense of humor and down-to-earth personalities, and your ability to both dream big and care for the little details and people (like us). Thanks for showing us how it’s done and for constantly striving to do it better. Much appreciation and admiration.
Aliza and Craig Frank
Keryn and Dr. David Schreiber
Allison and Yoni Bellows
Nechama and Rabbi Reuven Brand
Laurie and Rabbi Zvi Engel
Tamar and Rabbi Avraham Friedman
Yehudit and Aaron Gavant
Tziporah and Rabbi Shaanan Gelman
Deena and Larry Goldman
Rebecca Linden and Rabbi Ari Hart
Laurie and Bernard Hasten
Orah and Lev Katz
Nora and Matthew Koenig
Edy and Jacob Kupietzky
Ayelet and Rabbi Aaron Leibtag
Mazel and Deege Levin
Diane and Dr. Norman Linzer
Rachael and Dovie Mauer
Aviva and Ami Robinson
Jennie and Avi Rothner
Darel and Daniel Salvadori