28 bochurim of the Oholei Torah Mesivta learned the entire mesechta of Baba Basra, the largest mesechta in Shas, by heart. Another seven bochurim learned the entire mesechta Sukkah, and 46 bochurim learned the entire sefer of Likutei Amorim of the Tanya.
Spending most of their free time, these bochurim dedicated the year to these learning goals, above and beyond regular seder yeshiva.
Rabbi Zushe Wilhelm, Menahel, oversaw the progress this past year. Rabbi Wilhlem accompanied the bochurim to be tested by gedolei yisroel, HaRav Gavriel Tzinner, mechaber of Nitie Gavriel, and a close friend of Lubavitch and HaRav Moshe Wolfson, the Mashgiach Ruchni of Yeshiva Torah V’daas and Rav of Beis Hakneses Emes Yisroel in Borough Park.
Accompanying the bochurim was Rabbi Eli Tennenbaum, who spent much time testing the bochurim.
As the bochurim entered Rabbi Wolfson’s study, he remarked how they bring with them kedusha into his home! Both Rabbi Tzinner and Rabbi Wolfson were visibly impressed with the yedios of the bochurim.
In honor of these great accomplishments, a grand siyum will be held iy”h Tuesday, 22 Sivan, in the Mesivta Zal on Troy Avenue with guests speakers and honorable guests.
The bochurim who studied the mesechtas by heart are:
Mesechtas Baba Basra
Menachem Mendel Abelsky
Schneur Zalman Gurary
Sholom Dovber Grossbaum
Menachem Mendel Wilenken
Avrohom Tzvi Cohen
Menachem Mendel Mockin
Menachem Mendel Samuels
Menachem Mendel Zweibel
Menachem Mendel Schapiro
Shiur Aleph – Mesechtas Sukkah
Yehuda Leib Telsner
Menachem Mendel Labkowsky