Purim started early in TABC with the annual pre-Purim Shabbaton. TABC is fortunate to have so many of its rebbeim living locally and they were therefore able to host all the participating talmidim for Shabbat lunch. Everyone joined together for the first seudah, a lively tish, seudah shlishit and for several shiurim. The Shabbaton embodied the warmth, ruach and high level talmud Torah that are the hallmarks of the yeshiva.
The celebration continued Purim night. The TABC Beit Knesset was full, as many TABC families joined together to daven and hear the Megillah read by the talmidim. Parents and students alike dressed up and their creativity and ingenuity were on full display. Over 400 people enjoyed a delicious break fast together, and then it was back to the Beit Knesset for a lively chagigah with singing and dancing. Purim festivities concluded on Shushan Purim with an entertaining faculty-student basketball game. First junior varsity and then the varsity basketball teams played halves against the faculty. After a valiant effort on both sides, the students emerged victorious. As the last buzzer sounded, the whole group spontaneously came together for some leibedik dancing.