To celebrate Chof Cheshvan, over 5,000 children in Chabad schools, as well as Yaldei Hashluchim around the world, will gather for an inspiring and empowering rally.
The theme? “Be a lamplighter,” based on one of the Rebbe Rashab sayings that, “A chossid is lamplighter.”
What does that truly mean?
The average child today does not necessarily know what a lamplighter is, let alone understand the comparison. Tzivos Hashem’s empowering film takes children on a incredible journey, bringing this concept to life.
“Every school wants their chayolim to farbreng in honor of this special occasion,” explains Rabbi Shimmy Weinbaum, director of Chayolei Tzivos Hashem. “By providing this resource, we make their job that much easier.” The Tzivos Hashem rally is truly a Chassidisher farbrengen; chayolim sing the Rebbe Rashab’s niggun hachona along with the Rebbe, shout the twelve pesukim together, and listen to a sicha where the Rebbe empowers Chassidim to be lamplighters.
“For Yaldei Hashluchim, this rally is incredibly special,” says Rabbi Mendy Shanowitz, director of MyShliach. “Most of the 800 children we have registered don’t go to Lubavitcher schools, and programs like these are their main connection to the Chabad world.”
The rally is also a time to honor soldiers who were promoted in rank, recognizing their achievements as part of the world’s greatest army. Rabbi Yerachmiel Benjaminson, executive director of Tzivos Hashem says, “The promotion film has done a great job at recognizing the children who have earned 6,116 medals and the 896 children who were promoted in rank. Seeing children who are 2-star generals must give the Rebbe tremendous Nachas.”
The rally ends with a film featuring a base that has blazed a trail as true lamplighters. Led by Rabbi Yaakov Garfinkel, Lubavitch Educational Center of Miami, Florida, has reached over 10,200 people this Sukkos with their mivtzoim efforts. What an inspiration to all other bases.
The rally was directed by Saralaya Rockford and filmed and edited by talented brothers Moshe, Getzy, and Simcha Raskin of Swish Media.
“We are proud partners of Tzivos Hashem,” says Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky of Merkos L’inyonei Chinuch. “These children are the future shluchim and lamplighter that are preparing the world and bringing Moshiach NOW!”