The annual Melave Malka of the Maple Street Shul took place Motzei Shabbos at the Shul’s hall. The hall was filled to capacity with a crowd who came to enjoy an uplifting evening benefiting the Shul.
The Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Yanky Rotenberg, who began the evening with highlighting that one of the names of a Melave Malka is ‘Se’udata d’Dovid Malka Meshicha,’ and the significance from Dovid Hamelech’s own words in Divrei Hayamim that the upkeep of Limud Hatorah and Kiyum Hamitzvos makes certain the continuity of Malchus Beis Dovid.
Rabbi Shalom Jacobson, the Mashpia of the Shul, told the crowd about the close connection the Rebbe had with the Shul, speaking about the Shul at a number of Farbrengens, with regard to the Shul’s Melave Malka taking place in close proximity to Zayin Adar and the relevance of the name of the shul being Ahavas Moishe.
Harav Aharon Yakov Schwei, Member of the Badatz of Crown Heights, graced the Melave Malka with his presence, encouraging the Mispalelim to continue in their work of growing the shul. The President of the Shul, Rabbi Eli Blachman, connected the concept of Machatzis Hashekel to the importance of the Shul’s growth being reliant upon the support of each and everyone.
The guest speaker of the evening was Rabbi Aaron Raskin, Shliach and Rav of Cong. Bnei Avraham in Brooklyn Heights. He electrified the crowd with his oratory skills, sharing personal stories and thoughts in the realm of strengthening oneself in the hiskashrus and emunah in the Rebbe, with absolute truth, which brings about a ripple effect of living a complete and fulfilling life.
To conclude the evening Yisroel Werdyger entertained the crowd with a variety of songs, accompanied by musician Fitche Benshimon, with the crowd getting to their feet and dancing with the true spirit of Chodesh Adar.