Video editors at the Crown Heights offices of Jewish Educational Media (JEM) were hard at work in the last 12 hours preparing the official video of the 5771 Kinus Hashluchim gala banquet.
The event – which gathered some 4,500 Chabad Shluchim and supporters – was filmed as the program moved along.
JEM’s editors Yankee Teitelbaum, Yanky Ascher and Yossi Margolin split the program into three parts, with each editor polishing another part of the program.
The program is “almost full-length, with only a few nips and tucks in order to keep the program length manageable,” one of them said.
Meanwhile, at another station, Mendel Gourarie was racing through photos of the event to select for the cover.
The video is said to be available today, Monday, on DVD for sale in Crown Heights. It will be shipped to JEM subscribers on Monday and Tuesday.
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Description on the cover of the DVD:
Every year, the Chabad Lubavitch Shluchim – emissaries – from around the world, gather in to share ideas and inspiration, to study and to catch up with old friends, and to recharge their spiritual batteries at the resting place of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory.
At the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Shluchim In the year 2009, 4,500 Shluchim and their supporters gathered for a festive Gala Banquet, celebrating the theme of Lamplighters – celebrating 70 years from the relocation of Chabad-Lubavitch’s headquarters to the United States.
• Join as Jewish leaders from Tulsa to Luang Prabang, from Guang Zhao to Athens, gather to chart their course for the upcoming year.
• Be inspired by the amazing talks and fascinating recollections that inject the Shluchim with the energy to inspire others for another year.
• Be swept away by the unbridled energy at the legendary “roll-call;” join hands with over 4,500 Shluchim and supporters as they dance and celebrate their special mission.
Pull back the curtain and discover the secret that makes the Shluchim such a dynamic force in Judaism today.