Rabbi Yonason Sacks to Be Featured Speaker at OU Community Siyum In Edison, June 8

May 16, 2006


Congregation Ohr Torah
48 Edgemount Road, Edison, NJ
Thursday, June 8, 8:00 p.m.

Rabbi Yonason Sacks, Rav of Agudath Israel of Passaic Park and Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshiva University, will be the featured speaker at the Orthodox Union’s Community Daf Yomi Siyum at Congregation Ohr Torah, 48 Edgemount Road, in Edison, Thursday, June 8, to mark the completion of Masechet (tractate) Shekalim.

The siyum will begin after Mincha at 8 p.m. followed by Maariv and refreshments. Admission is free.

The Middlesex County Daf Hayomi Community Siyum, in cooperation with eight participating area synagogues, is the fourth in the Pepa and Rabbi Joseph Karasik OU Department of Synagogue Services’ initiative to conduct a siyum following the completion of each tractate of the seven-and-a-half year Daf Yomi cycle.

“Honor those who learn, applaud those who teach, celebrate with everyone,” sums up the program, which was initiated last October with a siyum in Teaneck, following the completion of tractate Shabbat. The most recent siyum was held in May in Woodmere, Long Island, following the completion of tractate Pesachim.

The event is open to both men and women and to participants and non-participants in the Daf Yomi cycle. The participating synagogues are as follows: Agudath Israel of Edison/Highland Park; Congregation Ahavas Achim of Edison; Congregation Ahavas Yisroel of Edison; Congregation Etz Ahaim of Highland Park; Congregation Ohav Emeth of Highland Park; Congregation Ohr Torah of Edison; Congregation Poile Zedek of Edison; and Young Israel of East Brunswick.

Every day throughout the Daf Yomi cycle—via podcast, downloading, and streaming—the OU presents Rabbi Moshe Elefant’s Daily Daf on http://www.ou-dafyomi.org , to large audiences tuning in not only from North America, Israel and Europe, but from remote locations such as Gibraltar, South Korea and Australia.

For more information on this event contact Rabbi Robert Shur at roberts@ou.org or 212-613-8329.