This Sunday, July 16th, the Daf Hashovua National Siyum on Maseches Beitzah will take place at 7:15 p.m. at Ohel Rivkah Hall, located at 181 Pennington Avenue in Passaic, NJ. Daf Hashovua, or Daf-a-Week, is the Gemara learning initiative enjoyed by over 2,000 laymen worldwide in which a double- sided page is studied all week long at a slower pace. This enables the Gemara to be studied in a regular, structured learning format, with daily chavrusos or shiurim, weekly in-depth chaburos, marei mekomos (source notes), and optional weekly tests.
The Daf Hashovua program will be completing Maseches Beitzah on Sunday and then starting Maseches Rosh Hashanah. Rosh Hashanah will be completed in only eight months, on March 10, 2018. Daf Hashovua offers its participants a structured schedule of learning at a reasonable pace that encourages deeply satisfying growth in limud haTorah, resulting in the program’s remarkable expansion since its inception. The free program is open to all men. To join, visit www.dafaweek.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 718.376.9663.
The schedule for the siyum celebration is as follows: First there will be a miniyarchei kallah program on Maseches Beitzah from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bais Torah U’tefilloh (BTU), located at 218 Aycrigg Avenue in Passaic. BTU is located several hundred feet from Ohel Rivkah Hall, which is in the Bais Yaakov of Passaic.
At 4:30 p.m., there will be a one-hour learning seder for men to finish or review the end of Maseches Beitzah in the upstairs bais medrash. Optional marei mekomos will also be provided.
At 5:30 p.m., in the downstairs bais medrash, there will be a 50-minute question and answer session on the practical halachos of Maseches Beitzah, i.e., hilchos Yom Tov. The panel will consist of Rabbis Schachne Weinberger and Chaim Krause. This will be followed by a 35-minute shiur on the unpublished manuscript of the Ritva on Maseches Beitzah by Rabbi Shlomo Gottesman.
At 7 p.m., the siyum event will begin at Ohel Rivkah Hall with Mincha. Following Mincha, the guest speaker will be Rabbi Fischel Schachter. The siyum will be led by Rabbi Eliezer Rothwachs. This will be followed by dancing and then a seudas mitzvah. The opening of Maseches Rosh Hashana will be led by Rabbi Yaakov Glasser. The evening will conclude with a video, bentching and Maariv.
The siyum is free and open to the public. There will be separate seating for men and women. RSVP is required to attend the fleishige seudas mitzvah. To sponsor the siyum or weekly bechinos, and for other dedications, email email@example.com.