By COLlive reporter
The gala banquet of the International Kinus Hashluchim will be held this Sunday afternoon with a focus on Eretz Yisroel and a broadcast from the Kotel. The annual get together of Chabad Shluchim and layleaders will be held at 12:30 PM this year, to enable Shluchim serving in Israel during the current war to remain with their communities and still gather for a Banquet event in Israel.
6,500 Shluchim and Jewish leaders from 100 countries — along with 1,400 Shluchim joining virtually from their own parallel conference in Israel, where they continue to serve — will gather to strengthen and support Jews everywhere in these critical moments.
Three generations of the Pizem family, who are on the frontlines in the embattled city of Sderot in Southern Israel, will be featured live from Israel during the event.
Rabbi Yehuda Stern, leader of the Sydenham Shul in Johannesburg, will be the Keynote Speaker for the Banquet.
Rabbi Stern is set to deliver a transformative message on the timely theme of this year’s Kinus: true inspiration begins individually and radiates outward and how that applies to the current state of Jewish life around the world, especially in the Holy Land.
Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot will perform a memorial service for the “kedoshim” who have perished in recent attacks in Israel.
“In the face of current adversities, many Jews have discovered a newfound feeling of connection to their faith and identity,” says Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky, Chairman of The International Conference of Shluchim and Vice Chairman of Merkos L’inyonei Chinuch, “The Shluchim have been tirelessly at the forefront, fortifying the spirit and resilience of their communities. This year’s Kinus comes at a critical moment in the history of our people and we hope it serves as a source of energy, connection, and vision for the future.”
The global conference, culminating in the Gala Banquet on November 12th, with a parallel program in Israel, is set to reinforce the unprecedented sense of unity and connection that Jewish people are experiencing around the globe.
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