At a celebration at his home two weeks ago, Maran Hagaon Hagadol Harav Chaim Kanievsky, shlit”a, accepted the opportunity to serve as the nasi of Reshet Hakollelim – Shas Yiden (the Kollel Network). For some six years Rav Chaim has gotten to know Shas Yiden and its avreichim geonim as he has tested their knowledge of the entire Shas and has declared his satisfaction and regard for their stellar achievements. As his son remarked, Rav Chaim has never been as enthralled with any other group that has come before him for a farher on Shas.
At the same celebration, Rav Chaim presided over another farher of Shas and the official dedication of our third kollel – Shas Yiden-Yerushalayim. In attendance were 42 avreichim geonim – those from Beit Shemesh and Bnei Brak, who were joined by the new minyan of avreichim geonim from Yerushalayim. Also attending were Shas Yiden supporters from the United States.
Following the unique learning system, Shas Yiden has earned a well-deserved reputation across the Torah spectrum. The avreichim geonim led by the rosh hakollelim, Hagaon Harav Moshe Isaac Samet, have made the possibility to master Shas a reality, and many talmidei chachomim have tried to follow suit.
In fact, Mir Yerushalayim has recently introduced the opportunity for avreichim to follow a multiyear Shas completion program. However, there is only one program in the world that completes entire Shas every year with attendant monthly tests, and that is Shas Yiden.
What began as a dream has become a firm reality l’hagdil Torah u’l’ha’adirah. For more information or to support Shas Yiden, see their website.