By COLlive.com reporter
In what has become an annual community tradition, Crown Heights schools have joined once again to offer an evening seminar dedicated to the education and parenting of children.
Entitled “Raising a Chassidishe Child on Solid Foundations of Yiras Shomayim,” the community lecture was delivered by the renowned Chabad educator Rabbi Aaron D. Gancz, Mashgiach of the Tomchei Temimim Lubavitch Yeshiva in Morristown, NJ.
A crowd of 500 residents of all ages gathered at Oholei Torah’s Grand Ballroom for the lecture, the majority of them women.
This annual community event is dedicated to the memory of noted educator Rabbi Isaac Mintz, OBM, on the occasion of his 16th Yahrtzeit.
In his lengthy speech, Gancz called for parents go back to basics, indicating that more firmness is needed with children today.
“Chabad and Chassidus puts a great emphasis on Chesed, but we must not forget that the foundation must be gevura.”
The MC was Bais Rivkah’s Rabbi Leibel Newman. A Q&A session followed the lecture.