YOYA Annual Dinner Of Honor
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  Friday, October 16, 2015

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 Yeshiva Ohr Yisrael of Atlanta's
Annual Dinner Honoring   

Dr. Thomas & Mrs. Judy Spira

6:00 PM Sunday, November 8, 2015
Congregation Beth Jacob
Heritage Hall

About Dr. Thomas & Mrs. Judy Spira

    The Spiras have a special relationship with Yeshiva Ohr Yisrael. Three of their sons: Menachem (1st graduating class,’06 and presently in his third year of medical school at Albert Einstein School of Medicine), Avi (’08, presently learning in Ner Israel Kollel and attending law school in the fall) and Yaakov (’10, presently learning in Ner Israel and enrolled in the joint Talmudic/premed program.), have graduated from YOY and serve as models of the types of b’nei Torah that the yeshiva strives to produce. Yeshiva Ohr Yisrael is very proud of their accomplishments and is very grateful that their parents are willing to share with us some measure of credit for putting their sons on the road to pursuing excellence in education, both Judaic and secular.

    Tom hails from Detroit, Michigan where he went to medical school specializing in immunology and infectious diseases. He has been in Atlanta with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) since the early years of research in HIV/AIDS epidemic, serving first as a clinical and laboratory researcher and, presently, as a global health consultant with the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Tom is recognized as a leading expert on HIV/AIDS and has published hundreds of scientific articles on this subject. Tom consistently maintains a Torah learning regimen, seriously engaging in Torah study in addition to a very active professional career.
Judy grew up in Boro Park, Brooklyn and is a licensed clinical social worker, earning her master’s degree from Wurzweiler School of Social Work of Yeshiva University. She presently works as a clinician at Jewish Family & Career Services, after many years of working with adults, adolescents, and children within the school system, in an outpatient mental health facility, as well as in private practice.

    As children of Holocaust survivors, Tom and Judy feel a strong sense of responsibility for future Jewish generations. This expresses itself in their commitment to the growth and welfare of their children and grandchildren, and in their efforts on behalf of the Jewish community in Atlanta. Since settling here in 1985, the Spiras have served as initiators and leaders of chessed and educational organizations. They were among the founding families of three Atlanta educational institutions: Chaya Mushka Preschool, Torah Day School, and Yeshiva Ohr Yisrael. Not merely passive consumers, the Spiras served on boards, search and various other committees and have worked tirelessly to help build the infrastructure that today serves the needs of our growing community.

    Yeshiva Ohr Yisrael has especially benefitted from their support, emotional and financial, which continues even after their sons have left the yeshiva. With a pool of friends that spans the spectrum of our community, both in terms of age and religious affiliation, the Spiras have shown a unique ability to bridge the past and the present and encompass the full range of Jewish learning and experience in their embrace.

Please join us as we pay tribute to a special couple that has meant so much to our community and school.