13th Siyum HaShas at Barclays Center

Fourteen thousand people participated in a Siyum HaShas at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, in addition to the 90,000 at the main Siyum venue, MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Much of the program was livestreamed from MetLife Stadium, but Barcalys had a number of unique speakers.

Harav Shraga Feivel Hager, the Kossover Rebbe, led Tehillim.

Harav Yosef Frankel, the Vyelepoler Rebbe, delivered introductory remarks (while Harav Aryeh Malkiel Kotler was delivering introductory remarks at MetLife.)

Harav Yeruchem Olshin recited part of the hadran, and Harav Elya Brudny recited kaddish. Harav Elya Ber Wachtfogel began the 14th cycle of Daf Yomi by starting Meseches Brachos.

The Viznitzer Rebbe of Monsey led kabbalas ol malchus Shamayim, and Harav Yaakov Horowitz led the recitation of “Hashem Hu HaElokim.”

Harav Elya Brudny led Maariv.

Barclays also had its own live musical entertainment, directed by Gershy Moskowits Productions, featuring singers Yisroel Werdyger, Sheya Berko and Shloimy Taussig, along with the Yedidim Choir conducted by Yanky Orlansky, and with Yaakov Zeines on keyboard.


Photos by Hillel Lichtenstein and Avrumi Blum for Agudath Israel.