From Wednesday 5/17 through Sunday 5/21 Reb Eli will begin the new masechta with live shiurim in Brooklyn, Monsey, Queens, the Five Towns, and Lakewood.

Excitement is in the air with the announcement that famed Daf Yomi maggid shiur Reb Eli Stefansky will be delivering a rare series of live shiurim to begin Maseches Gittin.

Though Reb Eli has delivered shiurim in New York in the past, they were either given at a siyum or as a spontaneous shiur in the middle of a masechta. This will be the first time that Reb Eli comes to the US specifically to deliver shiurim to begin a masechta. If you have been waiting to join Daf Yomi until a new masechta, or if you are ready to reignite the spark of learning in your life, this is your chance!

Reb Eli delivers his shiurim from the Mercaz Daf Yomi beis midrash in Ramat Beit Shemesh, and his shiur is often referred to by the initials of the building, MDY. He spends upward of 14 hours a day preparing his shiur, which contains illustrative and informative charts to clearly explain the daf. In the past year, Reb Eli also introduced high-level animation to make complicated sugyos easy to understand and remember.

With a unique blend of charts, graphs, animation, humor, singing, and more, Reb Eli’s shiur is like a non-stop party that also happens to involve learning Daf Yomi. Once you’ve been a part of the shiur for a few months, you will be amazed at the changes in your life and at how much knowledge you have amassed.

Reb Eli and MDY have transformed the Torah landscape by encouraging thousands of Jews to join Daf Yomi mid-cycle. In the past, people began learning Daf Yomi at the beginning of every cycle—once every seven and half years. Now, it has become commonplace to join at the beginning of a new masechta, and often even in the middle of a masechta.

MDY draws a wide range of Yidden. From layman to rabbanim and roshei yeshivah, MDY has transformed the lives of countless participants. Reb Eli started small, giving his Daf Yomi shiur to just four people for eight years. After a period of explosive growth, his shiur members reached 15,000. Now you, too, can see and experience what so many thousands of others are part of every day. And even better, you can do it live!

With so many living in the New York area, Reb Eli decided to embark on his first-ever New York-area tour with live shiurim in Brooklyn, Monsey, Queens, the Five Towns, and Lakewood. Nearly 2,000 people are expected to attend the Boro Park shiur to begin the masechta—perhaps the largest in-person Daf Yomi shiur ever delivered.

Many people wonder: What’s the excitement all about? Why are so many people so devoted to this shiur that they even recruit others to join?

Don’t slip into that well-worn excuse: I’ll wait for another masechta.

No more waiting. This is your chance, right before Shavuos and Matan Torah.

Entrance is free, but space is limited and going quickly so register at to reserve your spot. Choose your location:

Brooklyn: 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, at Ateres Golda (1362 50th St.)  [Daf 2]

Monsey: 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, at Crowne Plaza Ballroom (3 Executive Blvd.)  [Daf 3]

Queens: 2:30 p.m. on Friday, May 19, at YCQ (147-37 70th Rd.) [Daf 4]

Five Towns: 11:00 p.m. on Motzaei Shabbos, May 20 at the White Shul (728 Empire Ave.)  [Daf 5]

Lakewood: 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, at Ateres Reva (500 Summer Ave.)  [Daf 6]

If you are a new member and pledge to join for at least seven shiurim, you get a FREE ArtScroll or Oz V’Hadar Gemara Gittin when you join!

Save your seat at  and we will see you there!

 By Shmuel Shimon Teichler