Boys of Nigri International Shluchim Online School Commit To Learn 2,900 Hours
In honor of Yud Aleph Nissan 5780, students in 7th graders in the Nigri International Shluchim Online School learnt 1,000 hours of Gemara. It all started when Rabbi Katz told us a story. There was once a class that decided to learn the whole Perek Bava Kamah by heart as a birthday present for the Rebbe’s seventieth birthday. The next child who had his birthday went to the Rebbe for Yechidus and he told the Rebbe what their class was doing. The Rebbe told him that what your class is doing is a really good idea and it is causing great Nachas Ruach, and people should see what you are doing should copy you. So that’s what we did.
A month and a half before Yud Aleph Nissan, it was decided that the whole class together will learn 1,000 hours of Gemara outside of school, and learn 118 Blatt of Gemara Ball Peh in honor of the Rebbes 118th birthday. Every day, the students would tell Rabbi Katz how many hours they learned and he would add it to the chart. Some children even learnt an extra Perek by themselves so we will reach 118 Blatt. Others even learnt 6 hours of Gemara a day, after school hours!
2 weeks before Yud Aleph Nissan they reached 1,000 hours and 50 Blatt! A celebration was made for reaching 1,000 hours and they decided to make a new goal of 1,400 hours. Some children made a Siyum on an extra Perek. Now, there are a few days left and they are up to 1,246 hours and 59 Blatt. I”yh by Yud Aleph Nissan we will reach 1,400 hours and 118 Blatt and give the Rebbe much Nachas. As part of the end of the scool year celebrations, the boys enjoyed a special Siyum and Farbrengen where fathers, teachers and the school principal joined.