Pirchei Agudas Yisroel of Montreal The Bob Ament branch held its 37th Annual Siyum Mishnayos on Februrary 14th -16th, Shabbos Parshas Tezaveh, at the Yeshiva Gedolah Mercaz Hatora. 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 Shimon Zefferen, Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshiva Gedola of Montreal; Rabbi Mendel Carmel, Menahel, Yeshiva Mercaz Hatora; Rabbi Moshe Blaustein, director Pirchei Agudas Yisroel of Toronto; Rabbi Ephraim Levi, national director, Pirchei Agudas Yisroel of America; and Rabbi Yosef Treisser, director, Pirchei Agudas Yisroel of Montreal. Mishnayos winners were: Alter Wenick, grandson of Bob Ament, former director, Pirchei Agudas Yisroel of Montreal a”h, Avrohom Nissim Bitton, and Yisroel Solomon.
This year’s siyum was dedicated to the memory of Rabbi Avrohom Chaim Levin, zt”l, late Rosh Hayeshiva, Yeshivas Telshe, Chicago and Member of Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah of Agudas Yisroel of America and the special guest for Shabbos was Rabbi Moshe Schmeltzer, Menahel, Yeshivas Telshe, Chicago. Rabbi Schmeltzer inspired the boys with memories of Rabbi Levin. 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 Levin’s life. The Siyum weekend was coordinated by Rabbi Yossi Treisser, Rabbi Moshe Goldberg, Rabbi Sholi Meisels and Rabbi Kalman Emanuel.