During the year of Hakhel Tzivos Hashem has gone overboard to unite children around the world. Their first rally to introduce the year of Hakhel was in Elul, followed by the Mega Hakhel in Tishrei. Since the Hakhelopter was introduced in the Cheshvan rally, the rallies have gained momentum, getting even better for Chanukah. The challenge has become how do you keep it going and growing, getting better and better.
It’s an incredible team effort to create these rallies, says Tzivos Hashem Hakhel coordinator Chaya Illulian. Starting with the creative team brainstorming, then the plan of action is formed, contacting all the people involved, planning all the video shoots and actors, followed by days of filming and over 150 hours of editing. At the end you get an inspiring, captivating, and exciting Farbrengen.
The rally will be watched during the next 24 hours in over 112 locations by over 10,000 children says General Shimmy Weinbaum of the Chayolei Tzivos Hashem brigade. “We believe that the rally will be a powerful boost of inspiration for Anash children and Yaldei Hashluchim around the world.”
Weinbaum says he feels very thankful to Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky, vice chairman of Merkos Le’inyonei Chinuch whose partnership makes Tzivos Hashem the success it has become. He also speaks very highly of the incredible rally team. They are all amazing, but he made special mention of Shamai Chein. It’s his vision, creativity and talent that has taken the rallies to new heights.
The rally was filmed by Yisroel Silman and edited by Shamai Chein, Moshe Raskin and Getzy Raskin.
Special thanks to Mushka Greene, Mushka Harlig, Dassa Fellig and Rabbis Sholom Ber and Zalman Levin, Rabbi Mendel Gourarie, Rabbi Chaim Boruch Halbershtam, Rabbi Mendy Eizinbach, Rabbi Yossi Cohen and The Kapelya, Vincent Martinos of the 71st precinct, who made this incredible production possible.
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