Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel, Executive Vice President, Agudath Israel of America, delivering greetings from AIA
Mr. Abe Eisner, reciting Kaddish, liluiy Nishmas his parents and in-laws
Avraham Cohen, one of the mesayemim, reciting part of the Hadran
Bike Winner, Moshe Levitz
Partial View of the Crowd
Mesayemim on the Dais
Rabbi Shlomo Mandel, Divrei Bracha
Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel, executive vice president, and Rabbi Labish Becker, executive director, Agudath Israel of America
Rabbi Yisroel Reisman, Rabbi Shlomo Mandel and Rabbi Moshe Kolodny
Rabbi Dovid Gibber, Mr. Abe Eisner, Rabbi Tzvi Elimelech Rokeach, Rabbi Levi, Rabbi Zweibel and Rabbi Gruenfeld
Rabbi Moshe Tuvia Lieff, Rabbi Ephraim Levi and Rabbi Moshe Kolodny
Rabbi Ephraim Levi and a view of the Dais
Rebbee Hill, telling the Siyum participants a story
Yechezkel Friedman, one of the Mesayemim, reciting part of the Hadran
Yitzchok Kassin, one of the Mesayemim, reciting part of the Hadran
Yosef Laniado, one of the Mesayemim, reciting part of the Hadran
Rabbi Ephraim Levi and Pirchim of Passaic
Rabbi Avrohom Cohen with Shas Winner Shloimy Perlson
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Photo credits: Hillel Engel
On Sunday, April 22, over 1,000 boys from around the tri-state area attended Pirchei Agudas Yisroel’s 55th Annual National Siyum Mishnayos. The siyum took place at the Kol Yaakov Hall in Flatbush, and was chaired by Rabbi Avi Frank, Rebbe, Yeshiva of Spring Valley and director, Camp Agudah Midwest.
The siyum program combined education and entertainment, bringing fun and learning to the boys who attended accompanied by their Pirchei leaders, fathers or Rebbeim. They enjoyed presentations by Harav Shlomo Mandel, Rosh HaYeshivah, Yeshiva of Brooklyn; Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel, executive vice president of Agudas Yisroel of America; and Rabbi Ephraim Levi, national director of Pirchei Agudas Yisroel of America. Tehillim were recited by Rabbi Yehoshua Gruenfeld, Rosh Kollel, Iyun Hatalmud of Monsey, who farhered the mesayemim at a pre-Siyum event. Kaddish was recited by Mr. Abe Eisner in memory of his parents and in-laws, z”l. Master storyteller Rebbee Hill mesmerized the crowd. The boys were treated to a beautiful audio-visual presentation on the life of Hagaon Harav Aharon Yehudah Leib Shteinman, zt”l, produced by Rabbi Yosef Treisser, director of Pirchei Agudas Yisroel of Montreal.
Raffles throughout the evening included sets of sefarim, a Shas and a bike! Congratulations to the mesaymim and to all of those who participated.