Bircas HaTorah, a happening place…
Guest Schmuz 27 Tevet 5777 (Jan 25, ’17)
- HaRav Avrohom Stulberger, Rosh Yeshiva of Valley Torah High School in Los Angeles gives a special Schmuz.
Guest Schmuz 5 Elul 5776 (Sept 8, ’16)
Happy Birthday 3 Elul 5776 (September 6, ’16)
- Mordechai Goldgrab gets a surprise birthday cake with some of the guys.
Siyum Maseches 26 Tamuz 5776 (August 1, ’16)
- Aharon Setzer makes a Siyum Maseches to merit his grandfather.
Siyum Maseches 26 Tamuz 5776 (August 1, ’16)
- Chananya Tolker makes a Siyum Maseches on Beitza.
Guest Shiur Clali 15 Tamuz 5776 (July 21, ’16)
- Rabbi David Goldmine, of Yeshiva Gedolah, Johannesburg, engaged the yeshiva with a powerful lecture on a topic from our current Gemorrah, Bava Kama.
Musar Shmoozen 14 Tamuz 5776 (July 20, ’16)
- Rabbi Asher Brander, of the Westwood Kehilla in Los Angeles, gave over an inspiring lecture preparing the yeshiva’s mindset for the “Three Weeks”.
Musar Shmoozen 8 Tamuz 5776 (July 14, ’16)
- Rav Lipa Rabinowitz Shlita get a guest lecture to the yeshiva’s staff and students.
Siyum Masseches 4 Tamuz 5776 (July 10, ’16)
- Rabbi Dov Sendler, shlit”a, makes a Siyum on Masechet Megilla after Mincha. This was for the merit his father Rav Shimshon ben Yisroel Leib’s Neshama on his Yortzeit.
Musar and Respona 10 Sivan 5776 (June 16, ’16)
- HaDayan Rav Zafrani Shlita inspires the staff and students with a combination of Musar Shmooz and Halachic Repsonsa connected to the Masechet the Yeshiva is learning.
Music Video Spring 5776 (Spring 2016)
- Rabbi Yitzchak Rubin, Ra”m & American Israeli Programs Director, releases the official video for his new album.
Special Shmoozen 27 Adar Rishon 5776 (March 8, 2016)
- Rabbi Avraham Meir Levy gives over a very special Musar Shmoozen. It is great to have him back in yeshiva. We are Davening that he (Avraham Meir ben Leah) regains his full health.
Siyum 15 Mar Cheshvan 5776 (Oct 28, ’15)
- Yoel Weichbrod finishes Masechet Makot and says “See you soon” before going back to the U.S. with his wife and son. Over his three years of learning Torah at Bircas, he got married, had a son, got a collage degree, and shared his overflowing enthusiasm for living a Jewish life. Bracha VeHatzlacha. Come back soon.
Guest Schmuz 7 Tishrei 5775 (Sept 20, ’15)
- HaRav Dr. Avraham Twerski gives a special Mussar lecture.
Guest Schmuz 23 Elul 5775 (Sept 7, ’15)
- HaRav Aryeh Taback from South Africa gives a Iyun Mussar lecture.
Guest Lecturer 18 Elul 5775 (Sept 2, ’15)
- HaRav Lipa Rabinovitch gives a special Shiur Clali on a Sugia in the Gemarah.
Schmuz 4 Elul 5775 (August 19, ’15)
- Rosh HaYeshiva HaRav Nissim Tagger gives a Mussar talk.
Siyum 7 Menachem-Av 5775 (July 24, ’15)
- Avidan Bender makes a Siyum on Masechet Tannis after Mincha.
Guest Lecture 28 Tamuz 5775 (July 15, ’15)
- Rabbi Asher Brander, Rosh Kollel of the Los Angeles Intercommunity Kollel, gave an inspiring Muser Shmooze on the depth of mourning over the Beis Hamikdash.
Siyum 26 Tamuz 5775 (July 13, ’15)
- Aharon Setzer makes a Siyum on Masechet Sukah after Mincha.
This was for the merit of his grandfather Moshe ben Menachem Mendel.
Siyum 7 Tamuz 5775 (June 24, ’15)
- Rabbi Shimon Verbov makes a Siyum on Mishnayot Seder Moed after Mincha.
Pre-Wedding Restaurant Visit 6 Tamuz 5775 (June 23, ’15)
- Leah and Akiva Flax Wedding in Johannesburg, South Afrika. Mazel Tov!
The Rosh Yeahiva, Mashgiach, and a sizable student representation joined the festivities.
Siyum 4 Tamuz 5775 (June 21, ’15)
- Rabbi Dov Sendler, shlit”a, makes a Siyum on Masechet Horayot after Mincha.
This was for the merit his father Rav Shimshon ben Yisroel Leib’s Neshama on his Yortzeit.
(Interestingly enough his father’s Yortzeit fell on Father’s Day)
Siyum 1 Tamuz 5775 (June 18, ’15)
- Aaron Cobb makes a Siyum on Masechet Shevuot after Mincha.
Going strong he is taking on Maschet Beitza. Check back for another Siyum…
Siyum 24 Sivan 5775 (June 11, ’15)
- Meir Goodman makes a Siyum on Masechet Pesachim after Mincha.
In his characteristic style he included an extensive halachic discourse and novella based on a topic from the Gemarah.
Siyum 17 Sivan 5775 (June 4, ’15)
- Yosef Sasson makes a Siyum on Masechet Makot after Mincha.
His father is sitting in the background basking in Nachat Ruach.
Siyum 8 Sivan 5775 (May 26, ’15)
- Yoel Weichbrod makes a Siyum on Mesechet Chagiga after Mincha.
Brit Mila 3 Sivan, 5775 (May 21, ’15)
- Rabbi Benjamin Shenkier has a Brit Mila for his son in the Beit Midrash after Mincha.