[Video and photos below.] A large crowd gathered yesterday and today at Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, to kick off the tri-annual chavrusah tumult which takes place before each zeman – winter, spring, and at the beginning of Chodesh Elul. Chavrusah tumult is geared for the many new bochurim and yungeleit who have joined the yeshiva, as well as current talmidei hayeshiva in need of new chavrusos. With beautiful weather and sunny skies, thousands of talmidim of North America’s largest yeshiva went about finding chavrusos for this coming zeman.
The tumult began yesterday, with special yeshiva-appointed individuals on hand to assist talmidim in arranging chavrusos. Due to early rainfall, the tumult began indoors, in the yeshiva dining room. Once the skies cleared in the afternoon, the talmidim gathered outdoors.
The organization of chaburos, meaning the group with which talmidim will be learning, and hachzokas mekomos – the finalizing of seats – will take place once chavrusah tumult concludes.
The official yeshiva mesechta is Maseches Shabbos. Chaburos in Bais Shalom and Bais Ahron – two of the botei medrash of Beth Medrash Govoha – will cover the gamut of Shas and poskim, offering many options for yungeleit to choose from.
To view a video of yesterday’s chavrusah tumult, click below:
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To view over 150 photos of the chavrusah tumult, see below: