Tonight’s Siyum Hashas Cost $4 Million to Arrange and Produce

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metlife-2Tonight’s massive Siyum Hashas celebration at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, cost a whopping $4 million to arrange and produce, Matzav.com has learned.

The event took two years to coordinate.

Expenses have included installing a dais for some 1,500 people; 10,000 folding chairs; a special hard plastic flooring installed to cover the stadium’s turf; a special sound company that is used at some of the largest rock concerts throughout the country; a video company that has been hired has been used for the Super Bowl; a $250,000 mechitzah believed to be the largest mechitzah ever constructed in history; 2,200 plasma screens placed throughout the stadium; and more.

The Siyum organizers have 50,000 ponchos and 35,000 towels on hand should it rain tonight.

Security will include 660 New Jersey state troopers, as well as federal agencies.

{Casriel Bauman-Matzav.com Newscenter}

17 COMMENTS

  1. WORTH EVRY PENNY

    IF IT INSPERS EVEN 1 PERSON TO FINISH SHAS THE NEXT ROUND.

    WHAT BETTER WAY OF SPENDING MONEY THEN FOR KOVOD SHAMAYIM

  2. Not bad. On the 351 Coach bus out of Port Authority. Still sitting in traffic coming out of the tunnel. Ask them to wait for us, please

  3. Mazel tov! Cost divided by the number of participants shows that our Yidden can not only hopefully turn a profit but enable hundreds of thousand of mitzvot simultaneously. The real numbers should include how many “ameins” were heard in the stadium and throughout the world.

    Baruch H-shem the organizers pulled it off magnificently and in safety. Yasher Koach to organizers and participants!

  4. Some of what’s written here is not correct.

    For one, there was no $250,000 mehitsa — just simple curtains on simple rods that were manually opened and closed.
    Maximum outlay was less than $1,000.

    Also, if there were an extra 2,200 plasma screens, I never saw them. They used the screens that were already in place there.

    Maximum outlay; $0.

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