Itchke’s Shtibel in Crown Heights printed the Tanya on Sunday, Yud Tes Kislev, the liberation day of its author Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi.
Members of the newly-established shul – young families and single men – took part in the culmination of the printing.
The Rebbe has encouraged printing the fundamental text of Chabad Chassidic philosophy, saying a city is worth being built just for that.
Following the dedication of the pages, the shul’s Rabbi Mendy Wolf delivered a shiur on chapter 32 from copies of the just-completed Tanya.
Following the ceremony, a farbrengen was held with Rabbi Wolf and Rabbi Hildesheim where a resolution was taken: a new Friday-night Chassidus Shiur.
Founded in Elul 5768 by a group of friends, its purpose was building a community for working singles and young couples of different backgrounds.
With the shul as its foundation, members attend shiurim and events throughout the week.
“We are always looking to add new activities, and at our last board meeting the idea came up to print a Tanya,” shul member Nadiv Kehaty told COLlive.
“We also helped Moshe Feiglin from Aliya Institute to print a Tanya there, and soon another Crown Heights shul will be following suit.”