To mark this year as a year of Hakhel, Tzivos Hashem, in conjunction with the schools and Shuls of Crown Heights, are arranging a mass gathering for the entire community: men, women and children, on Thursday the 18th of Tishrei – October 1, 2nd day of Chol Hamoed.
Hakhel was spoken about in the parting words of Moshe Rabeinu, and so it was that each 7th year, everyone: men, women and even small infants, gathered in the Beis Hamikdosh.
Since the destruction of the Beis Hamikdosh this Mitzvah has not been observed. Until the Rebbe created a commotion about Hakhel, asking everyone to get involved, in every way they can, to make gatherings before Sukkos, on Sukkos and throughout the year.
“We all know how dear Hakhel was to the Rebbe,” says musician Chony Milecki, the event’s program and entertainment manager. “When you read and watch the Rebbe’s sichas about Hakhel, you see that this wasn’t just any ordinary campaign, but a major koch of the Rebbe, to the point that Hakhel launched Tzivos Hashem and Simchas Beis Hashoeva – two events that became synonymous with Lubavitch. Therefore, it is imperative that everyone join and attend this mega-event,” he says.
The 1 hour event produced by Mendy Boaron will be jam-packed with singers, entertainment, choirs, videos, a light show and more fun for all, marking the start of the year of Hakhel and the joyous days of Simchas Beis Hashoeiva.
Video: Details of the Mega Hakhel Unity Event
Thousands are expected to attend the event, which will close off the main thoroughfare of Eastern Parkway. The program will begin at 7:30 pm sharp.
This early hour will allow families with even small children to join. The festivities will conclude with Simchas Beis Hashoeiva dancing accompanied by a 15 piece band.