FIRST REPORT 2:00PM EST: Despite the chance of rain in the forecast for Wednesday evening, the Twelfth Siyum HaShas which is scheduled to take place at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, WILL be taking place.
Sources tell YWN a meeting was held between the organizers, and the decision was made for the event to proceed as planned. The event is scheduled to start on time.
Event organizers, along with meteorologists and stadium officials, are all carefully monitoring the weather developments, and any updates will be published as they become available to us.
Rabbi Shlomo Gertzulin, Siyum HaShas Chief Operating Officer spoke with YWN and stated that people are encouraged to bring along rain gear – and the stadium has made an exception – and WILL allow umbrellas into the stadium. You may want to bring along a hand towel to dry your seat, should it be wet. In case of any rain during the Siyum, tens of thousands of ponchos are prepared for attendees.
Agudath Israel of America, MetLife Stadium officials, and the New Jersey State Police are doing everything possible to ensure that the event goes as smoothly as possible, and that security is their number one priority.
Please leave yourself extra traveling time to get to the stadium.
All of the approximately 90,000 tickets for the massive event have been sold out, and the event will be the largest event to ever be held at the MetLife stadium.
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