Communal Siyum on Maseches Sukkah

2018-06-11T17:01:59+00:00 June 11th, 2018|Community, Jewish Studies|

On Sunday, June 10th, we welcomed community members, alumni,
and friends of the Yeshiva into their Beis Medrash to be mesayem Maseches Sukkah. The
talmidim spent many months delving into the masechta b’iyun and were ready to
make a siyum, but wanted to give the community a chance to join them in their Simchas
Hatorah. 110 Lomdim, or 55 chavrusa pairs, gathered in the Beis Medrash, each undertaking to
learn one of the 55 blatt in the hour preceding the siyum. In addition, community members and
alumni were offered the opportunity to sponsor lomdim, thereby participating in their limud
haTorah. The event began with divrei chizuk from Rav Ahron Levitansky, the Menahel of
Telshe Cleveland, who discussed the concept of a communal siyum. While the typical siyum
may involve one person finishing the masechta by himself, the communal siyum has the distinct
feature of achdus between the various learners. He also mentioned that learning the entire
Maseches Sukkah in one hour is an impossibility, so indeed, every lomeid is an integral part of
the simcha. Following his speech, the learning of the 55 chavrusos began full force and lasted
for an hour. The Kol Torah was tremendous and the entire Masechta was completed. The
lomdim were then welcomed to a beautiful banquet to celebrate their accomplishment. They
were privileged to be joined by two members of the Yeshiva’s chinuch advisory board, Rabbi
Levitansky and Rabbi Zev Cohen of Chicago, alongside the nearly 200 community members
who participated in this monumental Kiddush Hashem. The event began with divrei bracha from
Rabbi Dovid Margulies, the ninth grade Rebbi, who noted the great dedication of the talmidim,
both in their iyun and bekius sedarim. Each talmid then had a chance to speak, followed by the
siyum and spirited dancing. Rabbi Meir Bulman, the Mara D’Asra of Hebrew Orthodox
Congregation, discussed how the Yeshiva enhances and adds so much to the community. Rabbi
Cohen passionately described the light of Torah, as well as the role of a Yeshiva in spreading it
throughout a city. Our Menahel, Rabbi Ami Zeiger closed the event by quoting
the Gemara in Sukkah, Daf chaf tes, which compares Bnei Yisroel to the moon, and noted the
great gift of hischadshus, or self-renewal, which came from this inspirational event. The display
of achdus both from the lomdim, as well as from those who sponsored their learning, was
mechazeik the Yeshiva and the entire community.

To donate in honor of a Lomeid please visit www.ygosb.com/donate

Rabbi Bentzion Twersky Visits Yeshiva

2018-05-15T14:16:07+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Jewish Studies|

On Erev Shabbos, May 11, Parshas Behar-Bechukosai, Rabbi Bentzion Twersky, the Rav of Congregation Beth Jehuda of Milwaukee, visited Yeshiva. Rather than speaking to the Talmidim in the traditional shiur format, and our Talmidim were privileged to hear Divrei Chizuk from Rabbi Twersky  as he sat with them during breakfast, discussing issues pertinent to our times. He quoted the well-known Gemara in Kiddushin which states that Torah serves as an antidote to the yetzer hara and elaborated upon its powerful effect. We would like to extend a very special thank you to Rabbi Arnstein, rabbi Kreisman and south Bend Hebrew Day School for bringing in Rabbi Twersky and allowing us to share in this wonderful weekend of of Chizuk.

Completing Perek Gimmel of Mesechta Sukkah!

2017-10-20T15:58:47+00:00 October 1st, 2017|Jewish Studies|

Mazel Tov to the Talmidim who completed פרק ג׳ of מסכת סוכה in time for סוכות. As this פרק deals with הלכות ד׳ מינים, it provided them with knowledge that will be invaluable as they are מקיים the מצוה of ד׳ מינים. Thank you to Rabbi Kenzer for giving an after-Maariv Shiur to teach the דפים which were not covered during the regular עיון and בקיאות classes. We wish our Talmidim much הצלחה as they embark upon the great goal of completing the entire מסכת, with a Siyum scheduled בעזרת ה׳ for this upcoming שבועות.

New Line of Hockey Gear

2017-10-16T17:58:40+00:00 October 1st, 2017|Extra Curricular|

Thanks to generous donations, our Talmidim now have top of the line hockey gear. On Friday, September 15th, they were given a chance to demonstrate their skating abilities at the Ice Box.