Bochurim from Zals across North America gathered on Wednesday night in Oholei Torah Zal for the 19th annual Kinus Hatmimim addressed by Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Shloime Kaplan.
Photos: Shimmi Hershkop/Anash.org
Thousands of bochurim joined together in Oholei Torah for the 19th annual Kinus Hatmimim hosted by the Vaad Hatmimim Haolami.
Every year, as thousands of bochurim from over 50 Yeshivos flock to New York for Yud Shevat, the Vaad Hatmimim Haolami hosts a special Kinus Hatmimim, uniting all the bochurim to hear uplifting words to last them through the next few months of Yeshivah.
This year, the 19th annual Kinus Hatmimim took a new spin, inviting the bochurim to a grand Seder Sichos in honor Hakhel. A true spirit of unity was felt in the room, as groups of Bochurim sat down with their friends and classmates, all learning the same Sicha.
After a 45-minute learning period, the bochurim were addressed by a mashpia and showed a special video presentation connected to Yud Shevat. The bochurim of Mesivta were addressed by Rabbi Levi Tiechtel of Monsey Mesivta in the Oholei Torah Ballroom and the bochurim of Zal were addressed by Rabbi Shloime Kaplan of Oholei Torah in the Oholei Torah Zal.
Before the bochurim made their way to one of the many Farbrengens set up to follow the event, a special Hakhel initiative was announced. Starting in two weeks on Chof Beis Shevat, a global Seder Sichos will take place, joined by over 50 Yeshivos, with the singular purpose of uniting Bochurim around the world in learning the same Sicha.
With tremendous feedback from bochurim and hanhala members alike, the Kinus Hatmimim was a huge success, empowering the bochurim as they return to Yeshivah to continue their learning.
The Kinus Hatmimim is sponsored by Reb Yossi Kazarnovsky L’iluy Nishmas his parents Reb Moshe and Golda Liba A”H; and by Reb Yoseph Yitzchak Popack L’iluy Nishmas his parents Reb Shmuel Aizik and Miriam A”H.