Hundreds of young members of the Crown Heights community gathered last week to celebrate the culmination of a year of Torah study with a stately banquet and a Siyum Harambam, along with a Gimmel Tammuz farbrengen addressed by guest speaker Rabbi Moshe Wolberg.
By Anash.org reporter
Photos: Shmulik Serebryanski/Anash.org
Hundreds of young members of the Crown Heights community gathered last week to celebrate the culmination of a year of Torah study with a stately banquet and a Siyum Harambam, together with a farbrengen marking Gimmel Tammuz.
The Siyum and farbrengen, held in the Jewish Children’s Museum, was organized in conjunction by a number of young Crown Heights Shuls, drawing dozens of members from each shul, along with a large number of other Crown Heights residents.
The program began with a catered meal, as befitting a celebration marking a year of Torah study. Addressing the Siyum was Rabbi Aharon Loschak, prolific author and lecturer and rabbi of the 94 Shul. Emceeing the event was Rabbi Bentzion Bluming. Guest speaker was Rabbi Moshe Wolberg, Rosh Yeshiva of Kfar Chabad Yeshiva, who had taught many of the participants during their years in Manchester Yeshiva.
Rabbi Wolberg spoke about the importance of learning Rambam every day, and the fact that the Siyum fell out on Gimmel Tammuz, the hilula of the Rebbe, who established the daily study.
Following the official program, the participants sat down for a chassidishe farbrengen marking Gimmel Tammuz with Rabbi Wolberg and Rabbi Shlomo Kaplan. The farbrengen continued for many long hours, with hundreds of participants remaining until the early hours of the morning.