Photo Credits: Label Ament

Pirchei Agudas Yisroel of Montreal, The Bob Ament branch, held its 38th Annual Siyum Mishnayos on Februrary 21st -23rd, Shabbos Parshas Mishpotim, at the Yeshiva Gedolah Mercaz Hatorah. The event ran from Thursday evening to Sunday Morning. About 500 boys from cities such as Toronto, Passaic, Providence and Montreal spent the weekend inspired by Rabbonim and Mechanchim of the Montreal community.

Speakers included Rabbi Moshe Mendel Glustein, Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshiva Gedola of Montreal; Rabbi Mendel Karmel, Menahel, Yeshiva Mercaz Hatora; Rabbi Shmuel Yaakov Zefferen, Rebbe Yeshiva Orchos Cahim, Rabbi Moshe Blaustein, Director Pirchei Agudas Yisroel of Toronto; Rabbi Ephraim Levi, National Director, Pirchei Agudas Yisroel of America; Rabbi Avi Frank, Rebbe Yeshiva of Spring Valley and Rabbi Yosef Treisser, Director, Pirchei Agudas Yisroel of Montreal. The hadran was recited by Shaya Solomon and the haschalah was recited by Shmuel Hassan. This year’s siyum was dedicated to the memory of Rabbi Shimon Zefferen, zt”l, Rosh Hayeshiva of Yeshiva Gedola of Montreal, who was niftar suddenly this past year. It was also dedicated to the 20th Yahrtzeit of Reb Meir Ament, z”l, the unforgettable Pirchei director of Montreal. The highlight of the weekend was the Melave Malka, where the Pirchim were mesayem Shisha Sidrei Mishnah and treated to a special audio-visual presentation on Rabbi Zefferin’s life. The Siyum weekend was coordinated by Rabbi Yossi Treisser, Rabbi Moshe Goldberg, Rabbi Sholi Meisels and Rabbi Kalman Emanuel.