Welcome, Guest! - or
Easy to remember!  »  VinNews.com

Brooklyn, NY - Thousands Of Women Emissaries Attend Annual Chabad Kinus Hashluchos (video-photos)

Published on: February 20, 2017 11:00 AM
Change text size Text Size  
Thousands of Chabad Women emissaries at the annual Kinus Hashluchos at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal Feb. 19, 2017 (Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)Thousands of Chabad Women emissaries at the annual Kinus Hashluchos at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal Feb. 19, 2017 (Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)

Brooklyn, NY - It was a night to remember for more than 3,000 Chabad shluchos as the annual Kinus Hashluchos came to a climax on Sunday night at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe. 

The Kinus Hashluchos is scheduled each year to coincide with the yahrtzeit of the Lubavticher Rebbe’s wife, Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson, on the 22nd day of Shevat and offers workshops, lectures and numerous social opportunities.  For many shluchos, it is the highlight of their year, a golden opportunity to connect with old and new friends and to fortify themselves with inspiration for the upcoming year.

Advertisement:

Mrs. Chiena Lazaroff, co-founder of Chabad Lubavitch of Texas in Houston, recalled coming to New York for the Rebbetzin’s funeral in 1988 and returning one year later as part of a small group to mark the first yahrtzeit.

“The Rebbe told us that there should be a women’s kinus and that was how everything got started,” Mrs. Lazaroff told VIN News.  “We did a lot of programming in the early years in small rooms, small apartments and private homes.  The kinus has come a long way since then.”

Mrs. Lazaroff, who had already been on shlichus to Houston for 17 years when the first kinus took place, noted that she has seen incredible changes in Houston since her arrival in 1972 when there was no kosher food to be had.  Getting a staple as basic as milk required piling the family into their station wagon every other week for a visit to a nearby farm.

“My kids loved going for a ride to the farm to see the cow being milked and the farmer was happy that the rabbi was coming to bless his cow,” said Mrs. Lazaroff.

Sixth grade girls singing in tribute to the Rebbe in Tzeirei Hashluchos presentationSixth grade girls singing in tribute to the Rebbe in Tzeirei Hashluchos presentation

Meat and chicken were trucked in frozen from New York or California. Mrs. Lazaroff recalled that one Pesach, panic set in when word came that a scheduled Erev Pesach delivery would not be arriving.

“All of our people who were already baalei teshuva were saying ‘What will we do? There’s no meat. There’s no chicken,’” said Mrs. Lazaroff. “I told them we were going to have a pareve Pesach and I went to the fish market, bought fish and cooked it.  The truck actually arrived later that day at 3 o’clock and everyone started cooking.”

With no mikva in Houston at that time, Orthodox Jewish women had a choice of traveling to Galveston to immerse themselves in the Gulf of Mexico or making the seven hour round trip to San Antonio.  The nearest synagogue that considered itself to be Orthodox had no mechitza.

“They considered themselves to be Orthodox because they used an Orthodox siddur,” said Mrs. Lazaroff.

Schooling was equally problematic.  A Torah Umesorah day school moved in a less traditional direction when a new principal came on board, leaving the Lazaroffs to send their children to the school for socialization and secular studies, while home schooling them for limudei kodesh.

Over time, the Lazaroffs built a Chabad center with a mikvah, a synagogue and opened up Torah Day School with just seven children, five of which were their own.  With that infrastructure in place, the Jewish community ultimately grew by leaps and bounds.  Today Torah Day School has an enrollment of 160 students and there are 12 Chabad houses and 40 shluchim in Houston.  A mother of 11 and a grandmother and great grandmother of many, Mrs. Lazaroff is proud to have both children and grandchildren who are shluchim.

Emissaries view a photo mosaic comprised of thousands of Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries at a banquet at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in the Brooklyn borough of New York on February 19, 2017. Emissaries view a photo mosaic comprised of thousands of Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries at a banquet at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in the Brooklyn borough of New York on February 19, 2017.

Chaya Mushka Kramer grew up as the daughter of the Chabad shluchim to Little Rock, Arkansas and just recently returned to her hometown with her husband and two sons to help her parents. Thinking back to her childhood, Mrs. Kramer said she never remembers feeling deprived by the lack of kosher foods.

“When my mother brought us to New York we had our ice cream and then we said, ‘Okay, we are ready to go back home now,” said Mrs. Kramer. 

Having to leave home by the time she started fourth grade was a far more daunting prospect.

“We had relatives in New York,” said Mrs. Kramer. “I would go for a week and then come back. We have a day school now but when my siblings get to high school they have to leave home.”

Rochel Telsner, who serves as the co-director of Chabad at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois, has crafted a unique educational solution for her children.

“We drive to Chicago once a week, put them in school for a day and spend the night by my parents in Skokie,” said Mrs. Telsner.  “We send them to school the next day also, stock up on kosher food and then drive back home.  The school is very accommodating and supportive and the teachers send them work to do at home.”

The trip to Chicago takes approximately two and a half hours but Mrs. Telsner said she feels privileged to be in Normal where she and her husband run a variety of programs and host students on Friday nights.

“We love every aspect of our lives,” said Mrs. Telsner.  “We live in an amazing community and are so blessed to be there.”

women standing at tables - Shluchos standing for Tehillim and Tzedaka by Rebbetzin Shula Kazen, Cleveland, Onio and Mrs. Chana Mendelson, Arad, Israelwomen standing at tables - Shluchos standing for Tehillim and Tzedaka by Rebbetzin Shula Kazen, Cleveland, Onio and Mrs. Chana Mendelson, Arad, Israel

Mrs. Telsner was seated at the kinus with her sister, Chanala Cohen, of Kirkland, Quebec.  Having been in Kirkland for 10 years, Mrs. Cohen said that she and her husband have found many Jews in the area ambivalent about their religious roots. Undaunted, the Cohens compiled a list of people who may be Jewish, focusing on names that sound Jewish and any home with a mezuza.

“We go door to door and have personal, one on one communication,” said Mrs. Cohen. “We call people, we meet people and we just show up at their door. It works a million times over.”

Mrs. Cohen bakes six pounds of challah every week, distributing it to Jews in Kirkland.

“Food is the pathway to the heart,” observed Mrs. Cohen.  “Baruch Hashem it works.  We try to get people interested one baby step at a time.”

Small steps are what brought director Ronen Peled Hadad of Israel to the kinus. After being told repeatedly by a local Chabad shaliach that he had to see a kinus firsthand, Peled Hadad’s wife bought him a ticket to come to New York in honor of his 40th birthday, ten years ago. 

“I was here for two weeks and I connected with the Rebbe so much that I felt I couldn’t leave,” said Peled Hadad. “After a visit to the Ohel I wrote to the Rebbe that I needed to stay here and a few minutes later I got a ride to Crown Heights with someone who knew that I was a director, who asked me if I had any ideas for the kinus which was in a month.”

After sharing a few thoughts with Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky, Peled Hadad found himself tasked with directing the upcoming kinus.  Since then, Peled Hadad has directed every kinus, both men’s and women’s, along with his wife Nurit, who serves as artistic director.  Along the way, the two have found themselves drawn to a religious lifestyle.

Picture of table set up… Picture of table set up…

The kinus featured heartwarming words from guest speaker Mrs. Judith Alter Kallman who spoke about her experiences as a five year old during the Holocaust and keynote speaker Mrs. Esther Wilhelm, who shared how she and her husband transformed the small town of Zhitomir into the Jewish center of the Western Ukraine.  There was a special emphasis on children at the kinus, with more than 140 on-site babysitters tending to over 250 babies and dozens of sixth grade girls from all over the world entertaining the shluchos with a beautiful musical interlude.  The girls were part of a separate kinus for young shluchos that included entertainment, visits to the Jewish Children’s Museum, Lubavitch World Headquarters at 770 Eastern Parkway and the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Ohel, a roller skating trip and a special banquet. 

For most shluchos, the highlight of the kinus is the international roll call, acknowledging the many countries on six continents that have Chabad houses. This year, the roll call featured four sisters: Mrs. Chanie Wilhelm of Milford, Connecticut, Mrs. Gitty Weinman of Edinburgh, Scotland, Mrs. Mushky Laine of Hanoi, Vietnam and Mrs. Sarale Chanowitz of St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles.

Shluchos and guests checking at registration diskShluchos and guests checking at registration disk

Mrs. Chanowitz, the third youngest of the four sisters, said that while most people imagine she lives in paradise, living in St. Maarten is a far cry from visiting the island country where the average temperature hovers at 87 degrees with high humidity.

“Our lives are very simple,” said Mrs. Chanowitz.  “We import all of our meats and cheeses and milk and make everything from scratch. People ask us what do you do for ice cream and pizza and candy and we tell them that we don’t have it and that is okay.”

Mrs. Chanowitz said that while many Jewish tourists visit St. Maarten each year, there are between two and three hundred Jews living on the island.

“Even though the number may be small, each Jew is a whole world,” said Mrs. Chanowitz.

The kinus was a rare opportunity for the sisters, who lives thousands of miles away from each other, to spend time together and to give their mother, Mrs. Bluma Hecht, co-director of Connecticut’s Chabad of Orange, a healthy dose of nachas.

“When I see the things that my children are doing, it’s just a beautiful thing,” said Mrs. Hecht.

Mrs. Hecht said that she looked forwarded to seeing her four married daughters reading the roll call.

“I think I am going to be very proud,” said Mrs. Hecht. “And probably crying.” 

An emissary views a photo mosaic comprised of thousands of Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries at a banquet at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in the Brooklyn borough of New York on February 19, 2017. She is among nearly 3,000 emissaries from 90 countries in New York for the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries, an annual event aimed at reviving Jewish awareness and practice around the world. The conference is the world's largest annual gathering of Jewish women leaders.   Credit: Chavi Konikov / Chabad.orgAn emissary views a photo mosaic comprised of thousands of Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries at a banquet at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in the Brooklyn borough of New York on February 19, 2017. She is among nearly 3,000 emissaries from 90 countries in New York for the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries, an annual event aimed at reviving Jewish awareness and practice around the world. The conference is the world's largest annual gathering of Jewish women leaders.  Credit: Chavi Konikov / Chabad.org
More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)
More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)
More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)
More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)
More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)
More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)
More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)
More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)
More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)
More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)
More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)
More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)
More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)
More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)
More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)
More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)
More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)
More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)
More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)
More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)
More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)
More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)
More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)
More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)
More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)
More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)
More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)
More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)
More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)
More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)
More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)
More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)
More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)
More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)
More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)
More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)
More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)
More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)
More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)
More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)
More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)
More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)More than 3,000 Chabad shluchos at the annual Kinus Hashluchos on Sunday night Feb. 19, 2017 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with a celebratory banquet honoring the women who dedicate their lives to shining the light of Torah Judaism in practically every corner of the globe.  (Credit: Lenchevsky Images/VINnews.com)


More of today's headlines

Brussels - Vice President Mike Pence said Monday it was right to oust Michael Flynn as national security adviser for misleading him about the adviser's contacts with... Jerusalem - The Israeli army says a military court on Tuesday will sentence a soldier convicted of manslaughter for fatally shooting a wounded Palestinian...

 

Total9

Read Comments (9)  —  Post Yours »

1

 Feb 20, 2017 at 11:23 AM Liepa Says:

Beautiful, nothing like CHABAD, spreading yiddishkeit, the world over !!!

2

 Feb 20, 2017 at 11:25 AM Anonymous Says:

The only other entity to cover the globe, besides Chabad is Coca Cola.

3

 Feb 20, 2017 at 12:39 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
Anonymous Says:

The only other entity to cover the globe, besides Chabad is Coca Cola.

Right. Breadth, not depth.

4

 Feb 20, 2017 at 01:18 PM Bookworm120 Says:

'Small steps are what brought director Ronen Peled Hadad of Israel to the kinus. After being told repeatedly by a local Chabad shaliach that he had to see a kinus firsthand, Peled Hadad’s wife bought him a ticket to come to New York in honor of his 40th birthday, ten years ago.

'“I was here for two weeks and I connected with the Rebbe so much that I felt I couldn’t leave,” said Peled Hadad. “After a visit to the Ohel I wrote to the Rebbe that I needed to stay here and a few minutes later I got a ride to Crown Heights with someone who knew that I was a director, who asked me if I had any ideas for the kinus which was in a month.”'

Fact check: the last Lubavitcher Rebbe wasn't even alive 10 years ago - he died in 1994. :-/ How long must we continue to accept this kind of behavior as consistent with "Torah Judaism"?

5

 Feb 20, 2017 at 01:38 PM Boochie Says:

The Brooklyn sheitel machers must be crazzzzy busy

Chazak to them all - keep up the good work

6

 Feb 20, 2017 at 01:40 PM Tracht_adurch Says:

Reply to #4  
Bookworm120 Says:

'Small steps are what brought director Ronen Peled Hadad of Israel to the kinus. After being told repeatedly by a local Chabad shaliach that he had to see a kinus firsthand, Peled Hadad’s wife bought him a ticket to come to New York in honor of his 40th birthday, ten years ago.

'“I was here for two weeks and I connected with the Rebbe so much that I felt I couldn’t leave,” said Peled Hadad. “After a visit to the Ohel I wrote to the Rebbe that I needed to stay here and a few minutes later I got a ride to Crown Heights with someone who knew that I was a director, who asked me if I had any ideas for the kinus which was in a month.”'

Fact check: the last Lubavitcher Rebbe wasn't even alive 10 years ago - he died in 1994. :-/ How long must we continue to accept this kind of behavior as consistent with "Torah Judaism"?

Go join the mainstream media fact checking loosers, the ohel was around 10 yrs ago don't make yourself ignorant, have some respect

7

 Feb 20, 2017 at 08:18 PM Liepa Says:

Reply to #3  
Anonymous Says:

Right. Breadth, not depth.

I highly doubt you are in any position to add anything, regarding 'depth' !!!

8

 Feb 21, 2017 at 01:42 PM ActualJew Says:

Wonderful! I had family there. Wish I could have spotted them. But a real kiddush HaShem.

9

Sign-in to post a comment

Click here to sign-in.

Scroll Up
Advertisements:

Sell your scrap gold and broken jewelry and earn hard cash sell gold today!