Last Thursday, United Lubavitcher Yeshiva held an award ceremony to recognize Talmidim who learned Tanya Bal Peh during the year.
The program was sponsored by Rabbi Mordechai and Mrs. Shterney Kanelsky of Bris Avrohom, under the auspices of the Bas Sheva Mitzvah Campaign to Greet Moshiach which they launched ten years ago in loving memory of their beloved daughter, Bat Sheva ob”m.
During the ceremony, the students received a beautiful, personalized certificate, indicating the amount of Tanya learned, a crisp 2 dollar bill and a special Sefer.
In the past ten years, thousands of boys have participated in this program throughout the Tri-State Area and have all earned well-deserved gifts for their efforts.
During the event, Rabbi Simpson and Rabbi Kanelsky addressed the students, and the students chanted, by heart, a portion of the first Perek of Tanya. The program concluded with a group photo and refreshments. The Talmidim were encouraged to continue learning Tanya Bal Peh, especially in the summer months when they are not in Yeshiva.
Rabbi Kanelsky thanked Rabbi Simpson, and his staff, for their encouragement with this program.
This year, over 115 boys earned prizes and certificates, a record number of participants in this program. After the awards were handed out, the Kanelsky’s treated the entire school to multi-colored cupcakes decorated with the letter Taf, for Tanya.
This year, Talmidim in Yeshiva have learned over 15,000 lines of Tanya Be’al Peh.