On Sunday, Gimmel Tammuz, talmidim of Cheder Menachem Los Angeles and their mechanchim, families, and friends gathered for a rally as well as to award the talmidim for their achievements in learning 16,500 lines of Tanya and over 25,000 lines of Mishnayos baal peh.
On Sunday, Gimmel Tammuz, talmidim of Cheder Menachem Los Angeles and their mechanchim, families, and friends gathered together for a rally as well as to award the Talmidim for their achievements in Mishnayos Baal Peh. The Mishnayos Baal Peh program ran from Yud Shevat and continued until Bais Iyar, as a present to the Rebbe in honor of Yud Alef Nissan.
Rabbi Mendel Greenbaum, menahel of the Cheder, opened up the event by welcoming the talmidim and guests and extending a hearty yasher koach to all those who were involved in the program.
After saying the 12 pesukim and singing tzama lcha nafshi along with a recording of the Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef HaLevi Shusterman, shliach to Beverly Hills and rov of anash, shared words of bracha and emphasized the importance of continually reviewing that one has learnt baal peh. Rabbi Shusterman also spoke about the 40th Siyum Horambam.
Rabbi Dov Wagner, Shliach to USC, addressed the older Talmidim, drawing lessons from Gimmel Tammuz and the Siyum Horambam and encouraging Talmidim to join the daily learning even when not in school.
Special hakoras hatov was expressed to Reb Yankel Ginsburg and his family, who sponsor the Mishnayos Baal Peh program, l’iluy nishmas his father Reb Dov Reuven ben Reb Dovid HaLevi a”h. In connection to the Siyum Horambam, Reb Yankel was presented with a set of the acclaimed Yahadus series which brings the Mitzvos to the forefront of every Talmid in cheder as they learn through the Yahadus books. In addition, thanks were given to the anonymous donors who generously came forward to make the program possible.
The program’s coordinator, Rabbi Sholom Heidingsfeld, gave a brief overview of accomplishments of this past year. In total, 16,500 lines of Tanya and over 25,000 lines of Mishnayos were learned baal peh.
Special recognition was given to talmidim who have taken upon themselves to learn, baal peh, the first 12 perakim of Tanya in their entirety. Many Talmidim in the 3rd grade class, led by their girsa teacher Rabbi Blasberg, learned the entire Masechta Megilah and Rosh Hashanah baal peh. Another special achievement was that of 7th grader Yitzi Heidingsfeld, who learned the entire Seder Moed baal peh.
A special presentation recognized a group of 7th grade students who made significant achievements in learning; following this, each talmid received a prize according to what they had learned.
The success of the event was largely thanks to Mrs. Ruchie Stillman, R’ Nochum Labkowsky, Rabbi Leibel Cohen, Mr. Sam Kustanovich, and the rebbeim, menahalim and board members of the Cheder.
Participants left feeling that this was a most appropriate program and rally for Gimmel Tamuz certainly bringing much nachas to the Rebbe.