Our Honorees

Evan Honigsfeld

Brian Farbman Evan attended Reishit from 2001 through 2003 and then earned a business degree from Lander College. After graduating, Evan returned to Reishit as a Madrich where he first met Brian Farbman, his close friend and co-honoree. In the summer of 2006, Evan joined a retail business chain in New York City that specialized in contemporary home office furniture where he became head of sales. In 2010 Evan obtained a real estate license in the state of Florida and is now focusing on growing his hospitality property management business in the vacation rental market in Miami Beach.

Evan created many lasting friendships from the time he spent at Reishit and continues to connect with rebbeim on a frequent basis. Whenever the opportunity arises, Evan visits Yeshiva and has even recently returned for Yom Kippur. He feels a great debt of gratitude and hakaras hatov to his rebbeim and the yeshiva as a whole. Evan especially cherishes his close friendship with Rav Elie and continues to draw encouragement and guidance from him.

Evan is extremely proud of his younger brother, Rabbi Avi Honigsfeld, (Reishit 03-05), who is now spearheading a new kiruv community in Richardson, Texas as well as his brother-in-law, Rabbi Jakey Berman (Reishit 08-10) who received his semicha and MA from YU.

Evan would love to hear from you and reconnect. He can be reached by phone at 516.330.5601 or by email at evan@horavacation.com.

Brian Farbman

Brian Farbman Brian Farbman attended Yeshivat Reishit Yerushalayim in 2005-2006. Reishit has had a long history with Brian’s family – his brothers-in-law, Josh Stern, Justin Hirmes, David Bernstein and Zeke Bernstein all attended Reishit.

Brian has stayed close and connected with Reishit and the rebbeim, visiting many times throughout the years gaining inspiration along the way.
Following his year at Reishit, Brian received his Business Degree from Queens College and he joined his family in Real Estate Management.

Brian and his wife, Oobie, along with their children Jordin, Reese and Liam, currently reside in Hollywood, FL. They are active in their community at the Young Israel of Hollywood and the Brauser-Maimonides Academy where their children attend school.

Brian is thrilled and honored to share this evening with his Madrich, friend and cousin, Evan Honigsfeld.