Video, Photos: Final Preparations for the Big Event – BMG’s Annual Evening of Chizuk


matzav-lakewood[Video and photos below.] Final preparations are being made for the greatly anticipated Beth Medrash Govoha Annual Evening of Chizuk, which will be held this evening in Lakewood, NJ, culminating the Annual Kollel Campaign of the yeshiva, which endeavors to raise fund to ensure that kollel checks are paid in a timely manner. Thanks to the tireless devotion of Rabbi Aaron Kotler, Chief Executive Officer of BMG, Rabbi Mordechai Herskowitz, Executive Administrator of BMG, and the dedicated staff of the yeshiva, the kollel payroll hasn’t missed a check in 8 years. This evening’s event pays tribute to the heart of the Lakewood community, the yungeleit of Beth Medrash Govoha. The gathering will once again take place at the corner of New Hampshire and Cedar Bridge avenues.

This year’s Kollel Campaign has been dedicated l’illui nishmas Harav Elya Svei zt”l, Rosh Hayeshiva of the Yeshiva of Philadelphia.

The special guest speaker at tonight’s event will be Harav Meir Tzvi Bergman, Rosh Hayeshiva of Yeshivas Rashbi in Eretz Yisroel and son-in-law of Maran Harav Elazar Shach zt”l.

The Master of Ceremonies will be Rabbi Tzvi Tress of Toronto.

matzav-lakewood1A special video presentation at the event with divrei bracha from gedolei Eretz Yisroel will be shown, and zemiros at the gathering will be sung by Isaac Honig.

The event will begin at 9 p.m., with Maariv at 9:20 p.m. and the formal program starting at 10:15 p.m. The raffle drawing will take place at 11:20 p.m.

To view photos of the preparations for tonight’s event, click here. At left is a photo of being featured on the Jumbotron video screen located right outside First Energy Park, adjacent to where tonight’s event is being held.

For a video of the preparations, click below:



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  1. For the life of me I can’t understand how they expect working guys (you know, the ones with the money) to come to these events that programs START at 10:15. Many of us have to get up at 5:30, and to come and listen to speechs that will not end before 11:15 is just too much.

  2. Beautifull.
    Heilige neshomo of the Maran Rabeinu Phillladelphia Rosh HaYeshiva will have alia and ask Avinu ShebaShomaim to protect Am Yisroel.

  3. I’m totally shocked how cheap your website is. Here at our office we are very unimpressed with your site.

    Esti F.
    Lakewood NJ

  4. Notice how the sign just reads Matzav… and not . It is that fine line between preaching and practicing…and in fitting fashion…they are walking the tightrope in this tent event.


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