An enthusiastic gathering of bochurim from Mesivta Thornhill, Yeshivas Lubavitch Toronto, hanhala families, and Toronto community members joyously welcomed a new Torah at the Yeshivas Kayitz in Star Lake.
Yeshivas Kayitz of Mesivta Thornhill – Ohr Temimim Lubavitch celebrated a joyous Siyum Sefer Torah in Star Lake, NY. The beautiful grounds located in the heart of the Adirondack mountains were purchased by Rabbi Akiva Wagner a”h with the dream of creating an environment of Torah and avodah for temimim in yeshiva throughout the summer.
An enthusiastic gathering of bochurim from Mesivta Thornhill, Yeshivas Lubavitch Toronto, hanhala families, and Toronto community members sang, danced, and farbrenged with unparalleled joy and passion.
Generously gifted by Idan Cohen from Toronto, the Sefer Torah and Siyum were sponsored in the Zechus of his parents’ health, Moshe ben Chaim Nochum HakoHen and Yehudit bas Dov
The festivities began early in the morning when esteemed members of Toronto Anash joined Idan Cohen and the Sefer Torah aboard a coach bus for the 4-hour ride to Star Lake. Niggunim, l’chaim, and divrei hisorerus created an atmosphere that one Anash member described as, “yom shekulo farbrengen!”
“The Siyum Sefer Torah was a great start to Yeshivas Kayitz, giving it a boost of energy with true simcha shel mitzva,” said Rabbi Baruch Zaltzman, Dean.
Under the guidance of sofer Rabbi Leibel Ceitlin from Yeshivas Lubavitch Toronto, the final letters of the Sefer Torah were completed amidst an atmosphere charged with anticipation. The completion of the Sefer Torah was met with jubilant cries of “Mazal tov!” and the hall erupted in dance.
The attendees proceeded to the beis medrash where they joined together in reciting a lebedike Ata Harseisa and spirited hakafos which were led by Rabbi Eliezer Posner, Menahel.
Many thanks to Menachem Wagner for graciously enabling this beautiful event.
The festivities continued with a Seudas Mitzva sponsored by Idan Cohen, where participants enjoyed a delicious catered dinner. The grand finale of the Siyum Sefer Torah was marked by a spirited Farbrengen that continued long into the night.