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A siyum made by a Beis Medrash Heichal Dovid bachur is a joyous occasion, but not a rare one. A recent siyum, however, held on a Motzaei Shabbos at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dovid Scharf, was a cause for great celebration, as it also served to recognize the accomplish- ments of a unique morning kollel at the Yeshiva. When alumnus Binyomin Klein, a”h, was suddenly niftar in the spring of 2012 at the age of 31, Rav Shimon Dov Notis, a maggid shiur in Mesivta Chaim Shlomo, went to be menach- em avel his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Motty Klein. Shaken by the tragedy and resolved to do some- thing fitting in Binyomin’s memory, Rav Notis suggested to Mr. Klein that they start a morning kollel at the Yeshiva. Mr. Klein agreed. Six years later and the kollel is still going strong. “We learn an amud a day,” Rav Notis explains. “We begin at 7:00 a.m. and learn for 35 minutes, until Shacharis, Sunday through Thursday.” On many a Friday, Rav Notis will de- liver a chaburah to the entire group. Although it is a kollel, a term usua lly used for yungeleit, it is actually comprised of 44 Beis Medrash Heichal Dovid and Mesivta Chaim Shlomo bachurim. Since its inception, the Binyomin Klein Morning Kollel has enabled the bachurim to complete Masechtos Makkos, Megillah, Sukkah, Gittin, Bava Kamma, Yevamos and Kesubos. The group is now on track to finish Bava Metzia, the masechta the Yeshiva is current learning. “At one siyum, bachurim spoke and de- scribed how this seder literally changes their en- tire day,” Rav Notis relates. “They are certainly not the only ones learning in the beis medrash at that hour, but rabbeim have commented about how gevaldig it is when they come in early for davening and there is already a beautiful kol Torah resonating in the room.” “There is no question,” Rav Notis continues, “that it changes my day. I’m a different person. It’s a different davening [afterwards]. It’s a different day.” And there is no question that besides the pos- itive impact the Morning Kollel is having on the lives of its members and the Yeshiva as a whole, it is also providing an aliyah for the neshama of Binyomin, a”h, ben R’ Mordechai. ! AT A MELAVE MALKA AND SIYUM HELD AT THE HOME OF MR. & MRS. DOVID SCHARF YEHUDA SCHARF RAV SHIMON DOV NOTIS, MESIVTA MAGGID SHIUR AND HEAD OF THE BINYOMIN KLEIN MORNING KOLLEL, SPEAKING NOSSON ZVI CYPERSTEIN MAKING A SIYUM. AT RIGHT, RAV SHLOMO AVIGDOR ALTUSKY MR. MOTTY KLEIN DANCING WITH RAV NAFTOLI JAEGER, ROSH HAYESHIVA OF SH’OR YOSHUV AND RAV NOTIS MR. DOVID SCHARF L-R: MR. AARON CYPERSTEIN, RAV YAAKOV BENDER AND RAV YAAKOV REISMAN BEDARCHEI HATORAH FALL 5779/2018 19