This year’s Siyum Hashas will be held in New York City on August 1, 2012 with 94,000 participants. Tickets Are Available At MySiyim.com.
Siyum HaShas is the culmination of a seven and a half year cycle of learning through which participants learn all 2,711 pages of the Babylonian Talmud. This summer’s Siyum HaShas, a celebration of Jewish learning, will host 94,000 participants.
MySiyum.com is a new project spearheaded by Partners in Torah with the goal of uniting Jews across America from all walks of life, from different backgrounds together, in person, to honor both Judaism and Jewish learning. MySiyum aims to enable Jews from all backgrounds to participate in this momentous event. The organization has reserved a block of 11,000 seats, which it will provide to any Jew who wishes to share in this epic occasion.
On its website, MySiyum.com offers visitors the ability to purchase tickets for the Siyum HaShas as well as a chance to prepare for the Siyum Hashas by making their own Siyum from a selection of manageable texts. Through its parent organization, Partners in Torah, MySiyum.com will match anyone interested in completing a Jewish text with a free, over-the-phone mentor who will assist them in achieving their goal in time for the Siyum Hashas which will be held in New York City on August 1, 2012. Although finishing a text is not required in order to attend the event, doing so will give participants an additional common thread with others there.
“It’s been a long time since we stood together – too long,” noted Rabbi Gewirtz of PartnersInTorah. “Now is the time for all Jews to celebrate Jewish learning, Jewish life and beauty of the wider Jewish community.”
MySiyum.com is a project of Partners in Torah, a free Jewish learning program that pairs students from across North America with Torah ‘mentors’ for weekly study by phone about all Jewish topics. Partners in Torah supports 8,000 learning sessions per week, and has successfully engaged over 45,000 students since its establishment 19 years ago.
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MySiyum is also offering you a chance to win an iPad3. Here are the details of the contest.