Crown Heights children and adults with special needs were treated Monday to a night filled with music and harmony.
Chassidic singer Benny Friedman and violinist Yitzchok Hurwitz were accompanied by Benshimon and Moshe Katzen. They kept a crowd of 60 men and women cheering and dancing to Chassidic songs.
Hosted in the home of Yankel and Chana Devorah Pinson on President Street, the evening was organized by Mrs. Devorah Scheiner.
“We had a group from the Ohel home, the girls league and from all different ages,” said Scheiner, who is active in charity work for over two decades.
The event was dedicated to Scheiner’s grandparents, aunts and uncles who perished in the Holocaust, and her daughter’s mother-in-law Ita Brafman OBM.
Of Friedman’s performance, whose first album is debuting sometime in the near future, Scheiner told COLlive: “Benny has this captivating humbleness and didn’t stop singing. Everyone was ecstatic.”
A Dvar Torah was said by Rabbi Levi Kaplan and Chassidic comedian Chaim Itzkowitz of Monsey filled the Pinson dining room with laughter.