By COLlive reporter
At a farbrengen in New York following the Gala Banquet of International Kinus Hashluchim last year, a decision was made to help more Chabad couples become Shluchim.
Backing the decision was the Keren Meromim foundation, financed by Yitzchak Mirilashvili, an Israeli investor, entrepreneur and philanthropist who was a guest speaker at the banquet.
12 months later, ahead of the Kinus that will gather again this week in Crown Heights, the foundation is reporting that it has supported 100 new Shluchim.
These young couples, inspired by the Rebbe, have left their surroundings behind and embarked on a journey to a new location where they will be serving the local Jewish population with all their spiritual, and at times material, needs.
“We wish them much success in their holy work,” the foundation wrote in an album of photos of the Shluchim families.
New Shluchim, appointed by the local Head Shliach with the approval of Merkos L’inyonei Chinuch, are typically required to fundraise on their own to begin their journey. The support of the foundation was aimed at easing their burden with seed money.
“What is seen in this album is joyful and heartwarming,” the foundation said.
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