Prominent Monsey Dayan Moves to Arizona, Will Serves as Community’s Marah d’Asra
The community of heimishe Yidden is Casa Grande, Arizona, has been growing by leaps and bounds, and now boasts a Talmud Torah, a girls school, miva’os, and a number of other institutions that are important for a Jewish community—creating an oasis in this western desert.
This week, the announcement was made of the appointment of Rav Yechiel Steinmetz, shlit”a, one of Monsey’s most-renowned Rabbonim, as the marah d’Asrah for the entire community.
Rav Steinemtz, who has served as the Rav hamachshir for the Monsey eiruv, and for a number of food establishments around the Rockland Country area, will serve as the Rov of Khal Chassidim of Casa Grande, and the Dayan for the entire community.
Rav Steinmetz has already made a number of trips to Arizona, joining the community, and getting to know it intimately. There are already two Admorim in Casa Grande; the Dinover Rebbe, and the Rimanover Rebbe—serving as a harmonious group leading this fledgling community.
On Wednesday evening, a reception was held for the Dayan, and he has already visited the yeshiva on Thursday in his new official capacity—beginning a new careers, following decades of leadership in Monsey.