Masmidei Layla of Baltimore at the Agudah of Park Heights is back for its third year, starting Monday night June 26th. Last year hundreds of boys of all ages participated. The learning takes place in the packed and electric Agudah Beis Medrash.
The program runs Sunday to Thursday from 6:30- 7:30 during the summer months from June 25th – August 25th. There is forty five minutes of learning followed by refreshments and raffles.
There are many incentives for those that attend the program. There is a special MLB Weekly raffle for boys who learn and chazer 50 Mishnayos a week or learn 2 blatt Gemara. In addition, boys can earn a grand raffle ticket for learning 250 Mishnayus or 12 blatt Gemara that they learn or review at the program over the summer. These grand raffle prizes include a new set of Oz Vehadar Shas, a set of Artscroll Mikraos Gedolos and gift cards to the Candy Store and Shabsies.
There are also nightly raffles for all attendees. After the learning time, the boys are treated to delicious refreshments, including, ice cream, ices, cholent, poppers, doughnuts and more.
Rabbi Zvi Schwartz who founded the program comments.
“Summer vacation and organized summer night learning used to be an oxymoron. Not anymore. MLB has been a game changer. The summer evenings at the Agudah are a unique opportunity for boys to learn with a chavrusa or father in a structured and exciting setting. We look forward once again to the tens of thousands of Mishnayus and hundreds of blatt learned, Mesechtas completed and the happy faces of boysthat are radiating the simcha and chiyus of learning Torah“