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LA Joins for Unity Parade

Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles, CA, was home to a Lag B'Omer Unity Parade this past Sunday, with special guest Grand Marshall Charlie 'Buttons' from New York. Full Story, Photos

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Proud father
May 30, 2011 9:32 pm

Yasher Koach to Michoel Mordechai Cohen, Dovid Feld and the rest of the Bais Bezalel construction team. May we merit to see the Bais Hamikdash soon

to 52
May 27, 2011 8:03 pm

one is sholom goodman and the other is is avremi raichik (i think)
did u guys know that la had the worlds biigest limo there
thats that goldsh “truck” limo that carried all the clowns

oya
May 27, 2011 7:36 pm

kyy ezras nashim

go mendel duchman from brunoy france
May 27, 2011 10:02 am

the best

to 56
May 26, 2011 11:35 pm

you have the best comment

go la!!!!!!!!!
May 25, 2011 11:54 pm

GO LA WE ARE THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WAHOOOOO WE ARE THE BEST BETTER THEN ALL THE REST!!

CPY
May 25, 2011 10:44 pm

CHABAD PERSIAN YOUTH LOOKIN GOOD!!

fifty two
May 25, 2011 7:29 pm

i think one is yankel raskin

Yosy
May 25, 2011 3:58 pm

I spy,

MRA!!

wanna know
May 25, 2011 2:55 pm

Who are the clowns with charlie in the convertible?

to #42 - Please revise:
May 25, 2011 12:58 pm

Dear Rabbi’s Mendel Duchman, Yossi Burston, and Chaim Cunin, Many many thanks for undertaking such an enormous task to recreate a ‘770 style Parade’ here in Los Angeles. You didn’t omit a single detail!! It was extremely organized to the minutest detail…. The parade was so majestic…it evoked memories of 770…people commented they were emotionally touched….. The school kids involved for weeks before in preparation…..this made it a memorable event for them never to be forgotten…. and Charlie Buttons….only you would think of it…………how original, how special!!! My son commented “Why do I have to go to NY for the… Read more »

To Srula -continued
May 25, 2011 9:54 am

Sorry I’m so emotional I pushed send to fast and also I’m not the type to send comments……in fact I’m usually against it- but I couldn’t resist. May the oibershter bench all of the rebbes chassidim…..the peulas they all pulled off in the whole world with such a groceh far nem will shurly bring about the coming of mosshiach –
———-thanks again to all who made the parade possible and gave us another few years of hanging on to the memories of the good old days in 770 on lag beomer…….
– a proud mother………..

To Srula
May 25, 2011 9:41 am

Growing up in crown heights and being an alumni of bias rivka the memories of preparing for a lag bomer parade, the lack of sleep, the excitement of displaying our work and bringing nachas to the rebbe as we marched in front of 770 will remain a life time memory……..for years I yearned to have my daughters have that same experience ….and couldn’t ..until this year……the way you got my daughter involved in building HER float and then she go my husband and siibling motivated as well…where all our family did for the last 10 days was work and live… Read more »

thank you betzalel gopin for doing so much behind the scenes!
May 25, 2011 9:17 am
La Brea Anash
May 25, 2011 2:45 am

A tremendous display of achdus; Thank you to Rabbis Cunin & Duchman for securing the needed funds and to Rabbis Greene, Mentz, Burston & Cohen, together with the Yeshiva Shuchim & Bchurim for putting together such a wonderful program.

Chaim nochum
May 25, 2011 2:22 am

Love your t shirt……..u look so calm…….and in camp spirit-
Chazak! Looks like u pulled off another great event………
Your counselor cgi………

To number 42
May 25, 2011 2:14 am

Ok u just clarified something for me I live in the Midwest and we were not zoiche to have a grand lag bomer parade….but for the last few days col has been giving us all the coverage of dozens of parades( thank you col- u guys r great) that took place all over the world and for some reason the one in la reminded me the most of I saw growing up in crown heights ….the fact that your back drop was a replica of 770…the way you built the platform for the rebbe and even the parade procession reminded… Read more »

Mrs. Forrer
May 25, 2011 1:46 am

Thank you Mrs. Forrer. You are so talented.

Best clown ever!
May 25, 2011 1:23 am

Go Mendel Munitz!!!!

WOW! What a parade...Duchmans did it again!!!
May 25, 2011 12:49 am

Dear Rabbi & Mrs. Duchman, Many many thanks for undertaking such an enormous task to recreate a ‘770 style Parade’ here in Los Angeles. You didn’t omit a single detail!! It was extremely organized to the minutest detail…. The parade was so majestic…it evoked memories of 770…people commented they were emotionally touched….. The school kids involved for weeks before in preparation…..this made it a memorable event for them never to be forgotten…. and Charlie Buttons….only you would think of it…………how original, how special!!! My son commented “Why do I have to go to NY for the Great Parade? Charlie Buttons… Read more »

BEAUTIFUL FLAG PROCESSION
May 25, 2011 12:30 am

GREAT JOB, MAISH RICHLER!!!!!

One important question
May 25, 2011 12:04 am

Did md play drums….like he did last year in ch?

GOOOOOO KYY
May 24, 2011 11:49 pm

THANKS SOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH SRULA FOR ALL OF UR HELP PUR FLOAT COULD NOT HAVE BEEN HOPFULLY NOW U WILL GET MORE SLEPP [U BETTER]!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

where is the shnowzel?????
May 24, 2011 11:26 pm

charlies button

RABBI MENTZ
May 24, 2011 11:26 pm

GO RABBI MENTZ!!!!!!!!! THATS WHAT WE CALL BRING THE LIFE TO THE PARTY!!!!! GOOD JOB!!

We had a great time
May 24, 2011 11:22 pm

Chaim Fogelman you were fantastic!!
You gave us Real solid “kosherspirit”….. entertainment.
Thanks to all the organizers The Whole parade was really really “great”
Your fans from out west

luv ya
May 24, 2011 11:16 pm

i love srula duchman she rocks she is the best madricha she worked hours on the float thank you

Nor Cal
May 24, 2011 10:49 pm

Go so Cal! IM”H up here soon!

go menachem d
May 24, 2011 10:39 pm

u were the best on the drums!!

rochel from kyy
May 24, 2011 10:36 pm

our float was the best we could have made it at all with out srula u rock the world kyy luvs u

WHERES BAIS CHANAS FLOAT???
May 24, 2011 10:26 pm

BAIS CHANA HAD THE BESTTTT TEN MIVTZOIM FLOAT!!!! THEY WON FIRST PRIZE OF EM ALL!!!!
WE WANT PICTURES~~~~!!!!

To YOEC Shluchim
May 24, 2011 10:20 pm

A great big thank you to all the YOEC Shluchim that made all the right things happen behind the scenes, especially to: Yisroel Levertov, Koppel Zirkind, Tzvi Freund, Shaul Wolf, Yosef Rivkin & Spu Barber

To #7
May 24, 2011 10:00 pm

Chaim Fogelman was on Mitzvah blvd lag bomer morning and mitzvah blvd goes right across the whole united states from crown heights to Los Angeles and it winds through every Chabad town on the way

GOO KYY
May 24, 2011 9:45 pm

KYY’s float was the best!!! great job girls! amazing that the 3rd through eighth graders made such a beatiful float. Great Job KYY Ezras Nashim and Great Job Srula Duchman!

la
May 24, 2011 9:19 pm

i was in the band it was great

to 17
May 24, 2011 9:17 pm

the mini cooper was part of the kol yakov yehuda diamond daveners float.

best ever!
May 24, 2011 9:16 pm

By far the best ever. I was truly proud to be a Lubavitcher at this parade (I’m always proud of it) It was such a good feeling to see how the Parade was so organized and fun! and brought back memories as a child in the Lag B’omer parades in the early days in Crown Heights. Kol Hakovod to all the organizers and people involved….and the clowns too!

truckin' security
May 24, 2011 9:13 pm

what would we do without them…

!!!!!!
May 24, 2011 9:05 pm

go mushky, chaya, geny, mushky!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! go us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

go mushky an chaya!!!!!
May 24, 2011 9:04 pm
To Mendel Duchman!
May 24, 2011 8:57 pm

You are one outstanding man!! you have A heart like your brothers have you have the care that they all have you have the giving like they all have BUT THERE ONE THING THAT SANDS OUT IN YOU AND THATS YOUR WARMTH AND YOU SMILE YOU ARE ONE UNBELIEVABLE PERSON. Thank you for all you do keep it up!

Thanks to:
May 24, 2011 8:56 pm

The Shlukim whom helped make the beautiful floats

lag baomer
May 24, 2011 8:53 pm

Yossi Burston, thank you so much for organizing such a great lag baomer parade! your the man!

go genni farkash!!!
May 24, 2011 8:49 pm
driver of the mini cooper
May 24, 2011 8:29 pm

i spy josh goldman……..was it a float ? did it have a theme? anybody knows?

:-)
May 24, 2011 8:29 pm

To Number 4, your words are beautiful, but you forgot Yossi Burston. BH, the article clearly mentioned him. See “in particular, a special thank you goes to….”

Danny
May 24, 2011 8:26 pm

Awesome check out Bunk Tes-Yud Zayin!!!!!!!!!!!! MoscowFornia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:-)
May 24, 2011 8:25 pm

You wrote in the first line of this article, “In an unprecedented display of unity.” This has BH been done several times before.

So it was “not” unprecedented .

GO MENDEL!!
May 24, 2011 8:15 pm

We love you Rabbi Duchman! Everything you do is #1!! May Hashem bless you 100 fold for all your Tzorchei Tzibbur Work!!

wow!
May 24, 2011 8:02 pm

looked really nice!

MD- why are you keeping us so curious.......
May 24, 2011 7:59 pm

dont get shy on us- can you tell us how you got him thrue security,please just post the details….

JETS
May 24, 2011 7:57 pm

Jets made the best float of all!!! congrats

pleeeeeeeeeese can sombody post
May 24, 2011 7:55 pm

how charlie passed true TSA security @ the ariports in ny and then in la- did he he have to take all his buttons off?- there is no way the screening buzzers didnt go off.

i love charlie buttons and he even
May 24, 2011 7:51 pm

davend with us this shabboss, he was our junior rabbi- and he read the hayom yom- and then we all made a big kiddush in his honor. Charlie thanks for coming to la i wish you can move to los angeles.so you too can become a diamond davener thank you …….

NY or LA?
May 24, 2011 7:51 pm

Wasn’t Chaim Fogelman in NY lag bomer morning? How did he do that???

Peace & Love!
May 24, 2011 7:35 pm

Charlie, thanks for spreading peace and love on Pico.
You are an inspiration to us all!

Very nice
May 24, 2011 7:33 pm

Well done!

a member of anash in la
May 24, 2011 7:31 pm

Ive lived in los angeles now for over twenty years and have gone to hundreds of dozens and dozens chabad functions-this parade (that i understand was pulled of by mendel duchman and chaim nochum cunin) was by far the best and most energenic single chabad peula that ive attended. poshut the entire anash and temimin,as wel has thousands of fremda yidden were seen lined up on pico blv enjoying every second of it. the achdus and the simcha and the seder of the entire even was superb. i salute all those that brought about a kiddush lubavitch here in los… Read more »

thank you Charlie Buttons
May 24, 2011 7:13 pm

for coming to los Angeles, my parents told me you were at my sholom zocher 14 years ago.

GO!!!!!
May 24, 2011 7:05 pm

GO CHABAD OF SHERMAN OAKS!!!!!! WOOOOHOOOOOOO

May 24, 2011 6:58 pm

Chaim! someone had fun together with everyone in the crowd!

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