Joan Dachs Bais Yaakov to celebrate its 50th

Joan Dachs Bais Yaakov-Yeshivas Tiferes Tzvi (JDBY-YTT) will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year. Highlighting the year-long commemoration will be the banquet, which will be held Sunday, March 8, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

From its modest beginnings with a handful of children in a small room in a West Side synagogue, JDBY-YTT has experienced phenomenal growth over the last half-century. The school now boasts enrollment of over 800 students on two separate campuses on the North Side of Chicago, with expansion to a new campus in Evanston being actively developed.

The school will bestow the “Partners in Chinuch Award” to Rabbi Avrohom Brownstein and his wife, Chaya Brocha Brownstein. As the executive vice president of JDBY-YTT, Rabbi Brownstein is largely responsible for the school’s success, growth and expansion over the last 20 years. Chaya Brocha has been a beloved teacher of younger students in both the Judaic and general studies departments at JDBY for many years.

As part of the 50th anniversary celebration, JDBY-YTT will pay tribute to five alumni who have made significant impact in communities across the continent. Over five decades, JDBY-YTT has produced thousands of alumni who have been assets to their communities in every conceivable manner, from rabbinic leadership to community service. JDBY-YTT takes pride in the accomplishments of all its alumni.

The school is reconstructing a database, to keep them informed of all developments in this 50th year. For further information on the 50th anniversary banquet and all related programs, call the school office at (773) 465-8889, or e-mail to

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