On Wednesday night, February 9th, Mercaz Torah U’Tefilla was proud to host the final Siyum in Seder Moed – the Siyum on Moed Katan.
We say “last Siyum” because the Siyum on Chagigah, which is also the Siyum on Seder Moed, will be in Eretz Yisroel bez”H.
The theme of the Siyum reflected the anticipation for the trip to Eretz Yisroel – delicious Israeli cuisine, little paper suitcases at each seat filled with chocolates and a large inflatable airplane hanging in the middle of the room.
We were addressed by R’ Shaya Kohn, who leads Ahavas Chaim Teen Center, but also joined us recently as the newest Daf Yomi Maggid Shiur at 8:30am every morning.
His remarks were followed by a video presentation, which showcased the history and evolution of the Siyumim in Mercaz Torah U’Tefilla over the years. The video ended with a call to join us for the Siyum in Eretz Yisroel.
The Siyum was generously sponsored by the Feigenbaum and Morgenstern families, in memory of their mother, Mrs. Paula Feigenbaum. They honored Rabbi Moshe Tesser to make the Siyum, and Rabbi Mordechai Feigenbaum said the Kaddish.
The Siyum ended with Divrei Chizuk from the Rav, who shared details about the planned Sedarim in Yeshivos such as Mir and Chevron, Shiurim from Roshei Yeshivos and visits to Gedolei Yisroel.
In addition to the usual men’s Siyum, this Siyum featured a program for the wives and children of our Lomdim. The women also had a video presentation, getting to hear from women who are being Moser Nefesh to allow their husbands to go on the trip to Eretz Yisroel.
The kids were entertained by the famous Rebbe Hill in our tent, and received packages with various goodies in an airplane themed bag which had a sticker on it: “My Tatty is going to Eretz Yisroel!”
We look forward to celebrating the Siyum on Moed in Eretz Yisroel, which bez”H will generate the energy needed to persevere through the upcoming Sugyos of Yevamos!