In honor of the Rebbe’s 113th birthday and the upcoming holiday of Pesach, 9 tanks converged on the streets of the Greater Toronto area in an effort to bring the awareness of Passover to the many passersby and shoppers.
The day’s events took place on Sunday, March 29th with 9 tanks parading out of Chabad Lubavitch headquarters of Southern Ontario and heading down Bathurst Street, one of the busiest streets in Toronto, where thousands of people looked on as the Pesach spirit and joy was felt throughout.
The tanks were ‘equipped’ with tens of bachurim and kids, which then continued on to distribute thousand of matzos and guides for the upcoming Passover holiday.
At the same time hundreds of men stepped up on to the tanks to don tefillin, while hundreds of neshek packages were handed out.
The success of the parade was unprecedented, and thanks to the Rebbe’s brachos, in a drastic turn of events unlike predicted in the forecast, the weather was just perfect making it one of the most successful parades in Toronto’s history.
The parade was arranged and organized by Mendy and Dovid Goldberg, who worked tirelessly for weeks in advance to make this parade and mivtzoim possible, and to the following bachurim which stood out in helping prepare the tanks for the parade: Shmuli Ceitlin, Sholom Ceitlin, Meir Eisenbach, Mendel Eisenbach, Mendel Erlenwein, Shimon Goldberg, Aryeh Lavner, Shmulik Serebriansky, Kalman Shuchat and Shmuli Shuchat.
A well deserved thank you goes to the Memunim, Bachurim and drivers who manned the tanks, and a big Yasher Koach to the Toronto Anash in helping fund the project.
Video filmed and produced by Aryeh Lavner, A.L.L. Productions