By COLlive reporter
Photos: Shimi Kutner/COLlive
A large crowd of 900 men and women from the Crown Heights community attended an inspiring and uplifting event to mark the 55th Yahrzeit of Rebbetzin Chana Schneerson, the Rebbe’s mother, on Thursday evening.
The “Evening of Tribute” at the Razag Hall was produced by Menachem Benchemon and was expertly designed by Chani Greenbaum. An elegant refreshment area greeted guests, before they took their seats in the beautifully designed main event room.
The event featured renowned lecturer and author Rabbi Shais Taub, who kept the audience spellbound for over an hour, as he explained the three pillars upon which every Jewish home is built, which is an acronym of the name Chana – Challah, Niddah, and Hadlokas Haner. Rabbi Taub explained the concepts while weaving poignant stories and lessons for life into his talk. The event was interspersed with Chabad Niggunim, performed by popular singer Eli Marcus accompanied by renowned pianist Yaron Gershovsky on a concert grand piano, and Yehuda Piamenta, flute, Yonason Rothman, violin, and Nachman Dreyer, guitar.
Many of those in attendance and the thousands who tuned in online related their excitement at the truly special event, and said they very moved by the speech and the niggunim.
Organizer Menachem Benchemon thanked the evening’s sponsors, Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky, Yossi & Nechama Dina Katz, Shloimy & Mirele Greenwald, Zalmy & Sarale Cohen, Yerachmeal & Rivka Leah Jacobson, Zalman & Devorah Vishedsky, Mendel & Sarale Pinson, Nussi & Gittie Sternberg and The Duchman Family, for making an event of such high caliber possible.
For more information about the event, visit: StrengthenOurHomes.com
This event is made possible by supporters like you
If you participated in the Strengthen Our Homes event in honor of Rebbetzin Chana’s yahrzeit, add your name here to be read at the Rebbe’s Ohel: https://strengthenourhomes.com/#duch
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