By COLlive reporter
The 65th annual Nshei Ubnos Chabad Convention, which takes place each year in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, will take place virtually this year.
With worldwide shutdowns in place due to the coronavirus pandemic, organizers have planned for a series of stimulating and exciting sessions, which will take place online via Zoom and Youtube, COLlive has learned.
“While the many restrictions present a great difficulty, they also present us with a great opportunity,” organizers Mrs. Shterna Spritzer and Mrs. Cherna Light told COLlive. “This year, the participation can truly be worldwide, with women around the globe having the opportunity to join in unity to learn and be inspired.”
An inspiring program is planned for the “virtual guests” of the convention, which will take place on Thursday, May 21 through Sunday, May 24. The theme of the convention is ‘הקם לעבדך אמרתך’ – “A New Reality.”
The sessions will take place on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday, and many of the programs will be timed so as to be practical for viewing in many different time zones, organizers said.
The full schedule will be released in the next day or so.
The Rebbe established Nshei Chabad in the year 5712, and the annual convention was very dear to him, and he took special interest in every detail, especially the theme.
The Rebbe would send a letter to the convention and address the women and the girls in the main shul in 770 downstairs, and give his holy brochos together with a special message for the upcoming year.
One year, to stress to everyone how dear the Convention is to the Rebbe, the Rebbe instructed Rabbi Groner to go home and take care of their children, so that Mrs. Groner, who had just given birth, would be able to attend the convention.
“In keeping with the theme, this year we look forward to ‘a new reality,’ when the teachings of Chassidus will truly reach every part of the globe, and we will merit the complete Geulah with Moshiach now!” organizers said.