By COLlive reporter
In the spirit of Hakhel, over 1,200 children of Shluchim from around the world participated in a virtual Purim Katan rally organized by Chinuch Yaldei Hashluchim (CYH), run by Chanale Weisz and Sara Guez of The Shluchim Office.
Emceed by Rabbi Zalman Friedman, the rally on Thursday began with reciting the 12 Pesukim by sons and daughters of Shluchim whose birthdays are in Adar.
Many of the participants joined the online rally dressed up in their favorite Purim costumes. Tzedakah was given, L’chaim was said, and a joint Hachalata was made before a video of the Rebbe was shown.
It wasn’t just the young Shluchim who enjoyed the rally. A parent remarked, “Today’s rally was a truly great, action-packed program. It was interesting enough that I was watching it myself.”
The Grunblatt family in Boston, Massachusetts, even hosted a rally of 40 Shluchim Kids, using the Family Farbrengen to celebrate.
A Chabad niggun was taught by Rabbi Shmuli Sassonkin and a raffle for an iPod was held for the participants of the weekly Parsha Podcast. The winners were Mashie Green and Itta Stern.
The rally featured a special and humorous dvar torah by Rabbi Benny Hershcovich, Director of Chabad of Cabo, Mexico, and known for his weekly “Hilarious Torah Thought” video on COLlive.com.
There was also a special presentation given by the Twins From France, where the children were shown how to do some of their famous tricks and acts.
Young Shluchim can still sign up for the Mishloach Manos Mania exchange. Over 850 children are participating so far – join here.
To watch the full rally, visit shluchimkids.org/purimkatan