Rav Aharon Leib Shteinman will be paying a visit to Lakewood, NJ, this morning on his next stop during his current visit overseas. The Sar haTorah will first travel to Beth Medrash Govoha, where he will address thousands of bnei hayeshiva at 9:45 a.m. in the Israel Henry Beren Hall of the yeshiva.
Because of the massive crowd expected, the surrounding streets will be closed to traffic, and screens will be set up in the Gestetner and Zemel botei medrash of the yeshiva, as well as in the gravel parking lot adjacent to the main yeshiva building. Rav Shteinman will deliver divrei hisorerus.
At 10:20 a.m., a community-wide kabbolas ponim will be held for the entire Lakewood community – anoshim, noshim, vetaf – at the Lakewood Cheder parking lot at the corner of Clifton Avenue and Tenth Street. All residents are asked to follow the directions of police officers and local volunteers who will be directing men and women to their respective locations. The kabbolas ponsim is expected to run for approximately 20-30 minutes.
As we’ve reported extensively here on Matzav.com, Rav Shteinman began his current overseas visit at the beginning of this week, departing from Eretz Yisroel on Motzoei Shabbos. He has thus far visited the United States briefly before heading to Mexico and Panama and then returning to American shores.
Following his visit to Lakewood today, Rav Shteinman will head to the community of Monsey, NY, where he will be hosted by noted askan Reb Shimon Glick. The public will have the zechus of davening Shacharis with Rav Shteinman kevosikin tomorrow morning at the Glick home on Viola Road.
Rav Shteinman will head back to Eretz Yisroel in time for Shabbos.