The new year of Chassidus has begun with broadening the concept of spreading the wellsprings even further – as this day and age permits.
A Yud Tes Kislev Farbrengen in Flatbush Sunday was broadcast live to Jewish communities and individuals around the globe.
Thousands logged on through COLlive.com and TheYeshiva.net to watch the hour-long event with world-renowned author and lecturer Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Jacobson.
At the Veretsky Hall in Flatbush, Brooklyn, an audience of nearly 1000 people were treated to a succulent dinner followed by a Farbrengen.
The evening began with opening remarks by Rabbi Shalom DovBer Chein, Rav of Congregation Merkaz Habracha in Flatbush.
He was followed by a Siyum haShas by Rabbi Yochanan Marozov, Rav of Bais Menachem Mendel of Flatbush.
Centering on the theme of “Why is Chassidus Relevant for Our Times,” Rabbi Jacobson enthralled the participants with lessons, stories, and even a few well-timed jokes.
Interwoven with choir-led Chassidic niggunim and dancing, the Farbrenegen bridged all levels and persuasions of Yiddishkeit, lasting well past midnight.
The event was hosted and arranged by Bais Menachem Mendel and Congregation Merkaz Habracha of Flatbush.