TONIGHT: Gala Siyum Harambam at Bais Yaakov to feature Rabbi YY Jacobson, Motti Ilowitz, Yedidim and More
Tonight, Beis Iyar, a massive event will take place at the Bais Yaakov high school on 15th Avenue and 45th Street at 8:00 pm to celebrate the Siyum Harambam.
The event will feature an address by Rav Elozor Nisson Rubin, one of Boro Park’s most popular daf Yomi maggidei shiurim, known for his crystal-clear delivery. Rav Shloime Schwartzberg will address the event as well.
The keynote speaker will be Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok (YY) Jacobson, and emotional highlights will be presented by the legendary R' Motti Ilowitz along with the Yedidim choir—making for an unforgettable evening dedicated to celebrating Torah mastery, and the endurance of a program that perpetuates the study of Rambam among tens of thousands of Yidden around the world.
The year was 1984, when the Lubavitcher Rebbe, zt”l, introduced a revolutionary project which would change the world. He sets his sights on the possibility of Klal Yisroel mastering the Rambam’s Mishneh Torah by instituting an annual cycle.
Gedolei Yisroel from every denomination lauded the program throughout the years, seeing in it the potential for every Yid to master the entirety of Torah Sheb’al Peh which is covered in these fourteen volumes in a clear, concise, and organized style.
Since that time, tens of thousands of Yidden throughout the world learn the daily Rambam—bringing the blessing of Torah into their lives. The one-perek-a-day track completes the Rambam every three years, while those who learn three perakim a day complete the entire Rambam every year.
Tonight marks the beginning of the 43rd cycle of the 3-perek cycle, and the 15th cycle of the one-perek cycle—as well as the siyum of the previous cycle.
This momentous occasion will bez"H be celebrated tonight at Bais Yaakov high school on 15th Avenue and 45th Street at 8:00 pm.