Schedule of Tonight’s Siyum Hashas


met-life-stadiumEast Rutherford, NJ, will be the site of Twelfth Siyum Hashas of Daf Yomi this evening, with approximately 93,000 people gathering to honor the lomdim of Daf Yomi and their remarkable accomplishment.

Tonight’s forecast calls for scattered thunderstorms, but the Siyum will go on as planned at what is to be one of the largest such gathering in world history.

MetLife stadium – usually booked for sporting events and concerts – regularly seats about 82,566 people, but for this event, the field will be utilized as well, providing for an additional 10,000 seats.

The following is the schedule of the Siyum Hashas as confirmed by

The program will begin with Minchah at 7 p.m., at which time all guests are expected to be seated and settled.

Opening remarks will be delivered by Mr. Eli Kleinman, the chairman of the Siyum Hashas.

An audio visual presentation paying tribute to Mr. Jerome Schottenstein z”l will then be shown.

R’ Shlomo Yehudah Rechnitz, emcee, will then deliver remarks.

Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva of Philadelphia will deliver divrei bracha, and Reb Abish Brodt and sons will provide zemiros.

The Novominsker Rebbe, Rav Yaakov Perlow, rosh of Agudas Yisroel of America, will then deliver divrei hisorerus, which will be followed by an audio-visual presentation titled “The Daf Through the Decades.”

Rav Dovid Olewski, rosh mesivta of Bais Yisroel D’Gur, will speak next, followed by a tribute to the Masmidei Hasiyum, the many thousands of children who learned in honor of the Siyum Hashas.

An introduction to the actual Siyum will then be made by Mr. Gedaliah Weinberger, chairman of Agudas Yisroel’s Daf Yomi Commission.

The Siyum of Shas will then be made by Rav Aryeh Malkiel Kotler, rosh yeshiva of Bais Medrash Govoah, followed by Kaddish recited by Mr. Jay Schottenstein in memory of Mr. Jerome Schottenstein z”l.

Singing and dancing will follow.

Rav Yissocher Frand, maggid shiur at Yeshiva Ner Yisroel in Baltimore, will then deliver the keynote speech.

A memorial tribute will follow l’zecher nishmas Rav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv zt”l, delivered by Rav Yitzchok Scheiner, rosh yeshiva of Kamenitz Yeshiva in Yerushalayim.

Rav Yaakov Hillel, rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas Ahavat Shalom of Yerushalayim, will begin the thirteenth cycle of Daf Yomi.

Rav Yisroel Meir Lau, chief rabbi of Tel Aviv, will deliver the Zichron Kedoshim address l’llui nishmas the Six Million Kedoshim, followed by Keil Molei Rachamin sung by Chazzan Itche Mayer Helfgott. Kaddish will by recited by Mr. Pinchos Huberfeld, followed by the singing of Ani Maamin by Shloime Daskal.

Shema Yisroel and Kabbolas Ohl Malchus Shomayim will be said by the Sanz-Klausenburger Rebbe, Rav Shmuel Dovid Halberstam, followed by Maariv, led by Rav Eliezer Ginsburg, rov of Agudas Yisroel Snif Zichron Shmuel and rosh kollel of Mirrer Yeshiva. The event will conclude at about 11 p.m.

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  1. Boruch Hashem. May all the misaiymim and their familes be blessed with the blessings of the Torah and all who participant and rejoice therein.

  2. “what is to be one of the largest such gathering in world history”

    who says it’s the largest? maybe in alexandria shel mitzrayim it was larger? you can say the largest in modern history, but world history???

  3. Please let the people know about public transportation available for Siyum Hashasat at MetLife Stadium:

    On :
    Agudath Israel of America
    Wednesday, August 1- The Coach USA 351 Express buses to the
    Agudath Israel of America religious event will run continuously between 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm
    from Area X (41st Street between 8th & 9th Ave).
    The last bus will leave the New Meadowlands Stadium 30 minutes after the event ends. In the event of rain, the event will be moved to Thursday, August 2. Buses will run on the same schedule.
    Low $5 fare each way
    pick up tickets at the Port Authority windows 11-14
    Exact fare required
    Call (800) 877-1888 , Ext. 3 for more information.
    ( I called the above number and was told that buses leave from 42nd Street between 8 and 9 Ave – not 41st as stated on website).
    Check directions on :
    Coach USA Bus Service (Route Number 351)

  4. reply to #18

    Shas is 6 sedarim which includes zeraim and
    taharos. The daf yomi does not include most of
    zeraim and taharos therefore there won’t be
    a siyum hashas tonight

  5. It is now 12:14 AM and I am listening to the siyum on 107.9 FM (Lakewood) and the siyum is almost over. I thought it would be over by 11:00 PM. I guess by Jewish time, it’s right on time!