The Shuvu Network of Schools in Eretz Yisroel marked its 30th anniversary with a historic Siyum Kol HaTorah Kula at the home of Gadol HaDor, Maran Harav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita.
Over the past few months the boys in the network, the graduates, and the Shuvu Kollel Avreichim learned the entire Shas Bavli, while the girls and graduates learned the entire Tanach. The boys learned their Dafim of Shas together with Avreichim of the Knesset Yisroel Mosdos, which also created an invaluable Kesher between them.
Shuvu's Director Rabbi Chaim Michoel Gutterman exclaimed excitedly that "This really is a unique event, and I believe the very first time in history that a Kiruv network is making such a Siyum!"
The learning and Siyum were dedicated L'ilui Nishmas Shuvu's founder Hagaon Harav Avrohom Pam zt"l, and also Rav Avrohom Wolfson zt"l, son of Shuvu's greatest supporter who passed away several months ago.
Two Siyumim took place at the event, by representatives of the thousands of learners. The first was by 17-year-old Moshe Detsky, a graduate of Shuvu Bat Yam, who was Misayem Masechet Nedarim. Moshe is well on his way towards making his own Siyum Hashas next year IY"H. The second Siyum was of Masechet Bechoros, made by R' Dovid Rachlis, an Avreich from Shuvu's Kollel, who personally learned some 300 Dafim in Kodshim for the Siyum.
Following the Siyum the crowd burst into spontaneous song of Ashrei Mi Shagadol BaTorah, while Reb Chaim drank from the special Siyum wine.
Rav Kolodetzky quoted the Brisker Rav that at any Siyum the Tanaim and Amoraim of that Masechta are present, and therefore at a Siyum Shas, all of the Tanaim and Amoraim are present. "The Ribbono Shel Olam too is present at this Siyum more than at any other Siyum, as He loves and appreciates those who bring back His children, and Shuvu brings them back to learn His Torah."
That same evening the USA held a Siyum event as well, with the participation of Hagaon Harav Reuven Feinstein Shlita, head of Shuvu's Nesius in the US, and Hagaon Harav Elya Brudny Shlita, member of the Nesius, and Shuvu's co-chairmen R' Avrohom Biderman and R' Yossi Hoch.
Rav Gutterman said, "The Siyum by Reb Chaim was the peak of the last few months, where thousands of children, boys and girls, graduates and Avreichim all learned intensively towards this Siyum Kol HaTorah Kula, and all received great Chizuk being part of such a major and uniting project. And of course the Talmidim and graduates who were Zoche to actually participate in the historic Ma'amad by Reb Chaim received especially great Chizuk and Kochos, as did we of the Shuvu Hanhalla, towards continuing on with our Shlichus of Chinuch Yaldei Yisroel."