Pirchei Agudas Yisroel of Montreal, the Bob Ament branch, held its 35th Annual Siyum Mishnayos on March 2-5, Shabbos Parshas Teruma, at the Yeshiva Gedolah Mercaz Hatora. The event ran from Thursday evening to Sunday Morning. About 500 boys from cities including Toronto, Ottawa, Passaic and Far Rockaway spent the weekend inspired by Rabbonim and mechanchim of the Montreal community.
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Speakers included Rabbi Moshe Mendel Glustein, shlit’a; Dayan Rabbi Yonasan Binyomin Weiss; Rabbi Dovid Merling, Rav Agudas Yisroel of Montreal; Rabbi Mendel Carmel, Menahel, Yeshiva Gedola Mercaz Hatorah; Rabbi Yisroel Wenick; Rabbi Moshe Blaustein; Rabbi Daniel Waldman; Rabbi Ephraim Levi, Director, Pirchei Agudas Yisroel of America; and Rabbi Yosef Treisser, Director, Pirchei Agudas Yisroel of Montreal.
This year’s siyum was dedicated to the memory of Rabbi Yisroel Belsky, zt”l.The special guest for Shabbos was Rabbi Belsky’s close talmid, Rabbi Dovid Frischman, Rebbe and Menahel of Yeshiva Darchei Torah of Far Rockaway. Rabbi Frischman mesmerized the boys with amazing stories about his Rebbe.
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 Belsky’s life. The Siyum weekend was coordinated by Rabbi Treisser, Rabbi Moshe Goldberg, Rabbi Sholi Meisels and Rabbi Kalman Emanuel. The Siyum was sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Hershey Friedman.