August 9th- Don’t Want It to End

Today was the last full day of normal Kollel and it certainly packed a punch. Morning seder was cut a little short for a special presentation thanking the morning shiur rebbeim for all their fantastic work this summer. Every Rebbe received a standing ovation and Rabbi Isaacson shared a few words of what Kollel means to him before everyone went to get lunch.

After mincha, Kollel started a brand-new initiative, where every chabura went around Beit Meir cleaning up garbage. For every garbage bag filled, the chabura received 40 shekel in food to buy sometime over the upcoming weekend.

The sports schedule was packed with the play-off semifinals and many All-Star games. One of the play-off games as well as the Rebbe-Talmid game were decided by buzzer beaters setting the stage for what is sure to be a thrilling conclusion to the sports league.

The final night seder of the summer was laden with emotion, and it was followed by one of the last chaburas of the summer. Rabbi Lebowitz then made a siyum on Seder Nezikin, continuing the Kollel tradition of finishing a seder of Mishnayot every year. He then announced that he will be learning Seder Kodshim and that all of Kollel was encouraged to do the same. After some cholent, mishmar continued late into the night with a guest shiur from Rav Reuven Taragin which concluded the amazing day.