Crown Heights based Tzeirei Hatmimim Summer Program concluded their first month of learning with a siyum and grand banquet.
By Anash.org staff
The Crown Heights based Tzeirei Hatmimim Summer Program concluded their first month of learning this week with a siyum and grand banquet.
The Tzeirei Hatmimim program is an unique one, directors say. It was founded with the words of the Rebbe foremost on their minds.
As is known, the Rebbe oftentimes expressed disappointment over the fact that summers weren’t fully utilized for educating children. At one farbrengen, Erev Shavuos 5733, the Rebbe focused on one point: While overnight camps were serving thousands of children, still “so many boys remain in the city, at home, without any learning!”
The Rebbe’s vision was simple. “There are teachers available, and unfortunately the Roshei Yeshivos are also available in the summer, so they could be hired to teach children!”
Heeding the Rebbe’s call, Tzeirei Hatmimim Summer Program was founded with this mission in mind: to hire experienced teachers, to teach small classes, and to provide afternoon activities in a chassidishe environment.
Over the month of Tammuz, the sixth-grade talmidim mastered the entire Perek Hamatznia of Masechta Shabbos with Rabbi Yakov Klyne and Maseches Tomid with Rabbi Mendel Blau.
The seventh-grade talmidim mastered the entire Perek Hamatznia with some Tosfos and Mishnayos Bava Metziah with Rabbi Lipman Heller, and Mishnayos Maseches Bechoros with Rabbi Yitzchock Wolf.
Eighth-grade talmidim learned Perek Hamatznia and Perek Reb Eliezer De’mila with Rabbi Fishel Oster.
Over the month, the boys were treated to special shiurim and presentations, a slide show demonstration of the Beis Hamikdosh with Rabbi Blau, the history of the Rishonim from Rabbi Heller, a presentation on the lives of the Temimim in Shanghai with Rabbi Dovid Zaklikowski, and specialized Halacha shiurim from Rabbi Yosef Shmukler.
Despite the many hurdles due to COVID-19, Rabbi Yehudah Leib Aronson arranged trips, woodwork, and many exciting activities.