Hakhel is a year when Chassidim make a point to gather and discuss matters of Yiras Shomoyim. The Rebbe emphasized that wherever possible, these “Hakhel events” should occur within each family. Chitas for Kids offers the perfect material for a nightly supper table gathering.
The popular “Chitas for Kids” daily email, containing concise, lucid summaries of a Chossid’s daily shiurim—Chumash, Tehillim, and Tanya, along with Rambam and Sefer Hamitzvos—are an ideal syllabus for such mini-farbrengens.
“It started as a favor for a few families, and has spiraled beyond our wildest imaginations, boruch Hashem!” says Rabbi Mendel Hecht, shliach in Greenfeld, MA, who authors the emails together with his wife, Nechama Dina. The shiurim summaries are currently used by thousands of families each day and taught in a number of Lubavitch schools, and the feedback from readers has been tremendous. “We are humbled and honored to be involved,” says Mrs. Hecht.
In true Chassidishe fashion, the Hechts are not satisfied with past accomplishments. “We have recently added a number of new sections, including explanations on davening, daily halachos, and inyonei geula u’moshiach.”
In honor of Hakhel, Chitas for Kids recently announced that it has expanded its content and reach to enable families around the world to fulfill the Rebbe’s directives. The learning material will be made available for the thousands of children currently participating in Chayolei Tzivos Hashem, a program underwritten by Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch and Tzivos Hashem.
“These brilliantly crafted emails are perfect for the Rebbe’s request of a family Hakhel,” says Rabbi Shimmy Weinbaum, executive director. “They are packed with short and easy-to-read sections, flexible for use in all types of situations. We are very excited to make this beautiful material available and accessible to all our children and families.”
This new joint initiative is being launched in memory of Zev Aryeh a”h Glick.
To subscribe to or sponsor the free daily email, click here, or visit www.kidschitas.org