Tzivos Hashem will once again host Children’s Hakafos in 770. On Monday night, while fathers and young men are on tahalucha, their children are invited to join this special experience.
Boruch Hashem, even with all of the extensive planning and organization, 770 is simply not big enough for the overwhelming crowds of Chassidim eager to spend yom tov with the Rebbe.
“We created this program to provide a meaningful experience for all of the kids whose fathers are away on tahalucha,” says Rabbi Shimmy Weinbaum. “We wanted to give them a chance to experience the joy of Simchas Torah.”
That’s why attendance is limited to mothers with their children under six and boys and girls up to age eleven.
Men and boys sixth grade and up are encouraged to go on Tahalucha, while girls over bas mitzvah and mothers without their children are invited to watch from upstairs in the women’s section.
Men who are not on tahalucha for whatever reason are asked to attend other shuls. “There is simply not enough space to allow them in,” says Weinbaum.
This year Tzivos Hashem has created a guide to Children’s Hakafos in 770, sharing program details, helpful tips, and information about how to enter.
“We ask the public to please respect the guidelines set forth to allow as many children as possible to enjoy this special program,” Weinbaum says.
Tzivos Hashem thanks Crown Heights community in advance—and issues the hope that all the plans of golus be changed as we celebrate hakafos in the third Beis Hamikdash.