“It was the biggest parade I’ve ever seen,” exclaimed one Melbourne resident.
This past Thursday, the Shluchim to Yeshivah Gedolah in Melbourne, Australia, headed by Shluchim Mendel Cunin and Mendy Thaler, launched the biggest Menorah-topped Car Parade in Melbourne’s history.
A grand total of 115 vehicles, including 8 stretch hummers left the famous Yeshivah Centre parking lot to bring spiritual and physical light to the streets of Melbourne.
The parade commenced with a highly successful children’s rally run by Chabad Youth Tzivos Hashem Director Menachem Lipskier.
At 6:30 pm children of all ages scrambled to their respective cars or stretch hummers to participate in the parade.
The parade route contained major streets in the heavily Jewish populated areas of Caulfield and St Kilda. Bystanders were inspired to see the sight of a 20 minute stretch of cars bearing lit Menorahs and blaring Chanukah music.
This parade left a mark on both the Anash and wider communities. Being the talk of town, it has brought new inspiration into the hearts of many regarding their involvement in the Rebbe’s Mivtzoim, both Chanukah and year round, organizers said.