[Video and photos below.] A large crowd gathered yesterday at Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, to kick off the tri-annual chavrusah tumult which takes place before each zeman – winter, spring, and at the beginning of Chodesh Elul. Chavrusah tumult is geared for the many new bochurim and yungeleit who have joined the yeshiva, as well as current talmidei hayeshiva in need of new chavrusos. With beautiful weather and sunny skies, thousands of talmidim of North America’s largest yeshiva went about finding chavrusos for this coming zeman.
The tumult will continue no later than today for first seder and tomorrow for second seder. Special yeshiva-appointed individuals have been on hand to assist talmidim in arranging chavrusos.
The organization of chaburos, meaning the group with which one will be learning, for first seder will take place tomorrow and hachzokas mekomos – the finalizing of seats – will take place Sunday. For second seder, the organization of chaburos will take place this Sunday and hachzokas mekomos will take place on Monday.
The official yeshiva mesechta for first seder is Maseches Nedarim. During second seder, the limud is Maseches Shavuos. As usual, the chaburos in Bais Eliyahu and Bais Shalom – two of the botei medrash of Beth Medrash Govoha – will cover the gamut of Shas and poskim, offering many options for yungeleit to choose from.
To view a video of yesterday’s chavrusah tumult, click below:
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To view photos of the chavrusah tumult, see below: