"No question about it, it's complicated," said Golding, the executive director of the Rofeh Cholim Cancer Society in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Golding is in charge of logistics for what organizers are calling the "largest celebration of Jewish learning in the last 2,000 years." More than 90,000 people are expected to gather at MetLife Stadium to celebrate the completion of the reading of the Talmud, the book of Jewish laws and traditions.
The event signals the end of the daily reading and study of one page of the 2,711-page book. The cycle takes about 7½ years to finish.
The celebration to mark the end of the cycle will cost approximately $4 million, said Golding. Most of it is raised by ticket sales; prices range from $18 to $1,000.
"No expense is spared," he said. "It's safe to say this is the largest celebration of the study of the Talmud since the days of the Talmud."
The result is a wholesale transformation of MetLife Stadium from a football field to a massive synagogue. Organizers have placed flooring and thousands of chairs over the field, along with a dais for 500 rabbis.
Outside sound and video systems were brought in to ensure people in the top tiers of the stadium and in the satellite locations can hear and see the program.