Their presence and impact is felt in Yeshivos all over the world. They host, feed, and provide programs for thousands of Tishrei guests. Many of their programs and initiatives benefit Anash communities, schools of both boys and girls of all ages and homes worldwide.
And today, they begin a 30 hour campaign to raise $540,000 to help continue and grow these vital efforts.
As he deplanes from the El Al flight, Shuki doesn’t know where he will sleep. The details of his meals are also a question mark.
He knows one thing. He saved up for 10 months to able to spend Tishrei by the Rebbe. To go to the Ohel. To be in 770. To drink in the inspiration and energy that spending this festive month in the Rebbe’s court will provide.
But he is not worried.
He has registered with the Hachnosas Orchim program by the Vaad Talmidei Hatmimim.
He proceeds through customs rest assured that all will be in place just like days bygone when the Rebbe’s guests were hosted in the most respectable manner.
He is not wrong.
For months, preparations have been taking place to host, feed, provide learning Sedorim, Farbrengens and special programs for the Tishrei guests.
Like Shuki, there are, bli ayin hara, thousands more.
Coordinating this gargantuan effort is the Vaad Talmidei Hatmimim, as part of their year round programming servicing the thousands of Bochurim around the world.
With multiple locations set up to sleep, over 3000 meals per day served, daily buses to the ohel, special Kovtzim printed with learning material, daily sedorim providing structure for the time spent in New York, Farbrengens arranged with Shluchim and Mashpi’im, and special programs and panels, every need of the guests is tended to.
“The costs of the Vaad’s projects are tremendous, but they remain more important than ever. Today, we are coming together to continue supporting this vital work,” said Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Altein, who leads the Vaad Hatmimm. “Thanks to the generosity of our matchers, לע”נ הרה”ג אברהם יצחק ב”ר נתן ז”ל, The Meromim Foundation, Mr. Shneur Minsky, Mr. Avrohom Lokshin, Mr. Nachman Lokshin and Mr. Menachem Gurevitch, each donation is multiplied by 3 to maximize the impact for these 30 hours.”
Even with all this going on, Tishrei is only the beginning for the Vaad Hatmimim. Throughout the year, the Vaad provides programs and projects for Bochurim in Yeshivos worldwide.
Ongoing support to Talmidim Hashluchim and a special Kinus to prepare them, the Farbrengen with the Rebbe project, the International Kinus Hatmimim, the Worldwide Mivtza Lekutei Sichos, learning of the Rebbe’s letters, Hachana to Gimmel Tammuz and A Chassidsher Derher are a few of the many projects that take place year round.
“Reaching and surpassing our goal will allow us to not only continue, but grow in our work,” continued Altein. We are committed to doing whatever it takes to help each Bochur maximize his Hiskashrus to the Rebbe, especially today after Gimmel Tammuz.”
The campaign is live from Monday, 5 Tishrei at 12 PM until Tuesday, 6 Tishrei at 6 PM.
To donate, Vaadhatmimim.org/campaign