The Baltimore community joined on Lag B’Omer for Yeshivas Lubavitch of Baltimore’s 2nd annual Grand Lag B’Omer Concert & Fair on Sunday May 22nd, 2011 at Yeshivat Rambam.
Over 2500 people of all walks of life attended, and young and old were excited and united together in all the festivities, and the weather held out even though it was overcast throughout the day.
Rabbi Shmuel Kaplan, regional director of Chabad of Maryland, opened the program with a thought for the day. Yeshivas Lubavitch administrator and founder, Rabbi Ephey Rosenbloom, was the MC, and Rabbi Elchonon Lisbon, director of Chabad Cheder, led the children in saying the 12 Torah passages and Tehillim. Rabbi Yakov Horowitz held everyone spellbound with a spectacular story.
The highlight of the day was a performance by superstar Chassidic singer Avraham Fried, who had the crowd jumping out of their seats.
The day concluded with a fair with pony rides, moon bounces, face painting, raffles and refreshments.
Rabbi Ephey Rosenbloom thanked all the sponsors of the event, Rosenbloom Pest Control, Sukah Depot, Mendel Rosenbloom, and Chabad of Park Heights, as well as volunteers Rabbi Moshe Slavaticki and Rabbi Nochum Bukiet, 40 Bochrim from Yeshivas Lubavitch and many others who helped produce their most successful Lag B’Omer ever.