By COLlive reporter
Teach, and they will come…
A new Chassidus shiur has been growing in the heart of the Olympia neighborhood, populated mostly by Litvish Jews, in Monsey, New York.
It was started by businessman Dudi Farkash who recently moved there from Crown Heights. “When we moved here, I never imagined this would be a Shlichus of sorts,” he says.
Over 60 people were in attendance at the shiur on Thursday night, presented by renowned orator Rabbi YY Jacobson, who has also moved to Monsey.
“We never expected over 60 people to show up for our first shiur,” Farkash said. “It’s amazing to see how people really want this.”
The idea to hold a new shiur in the neighborhood came during a Yud Tes Kislev Farbrengen attended by a group of yungeleit and Itche Noach Zeiler and Ari Groner, members of the neighboring area’s Tzemach Tzedek Shul.
“It was held as a preparation for the upcoming auspicious day of Yud Shevat and we plan to continue it weekly with Rabbi Jacobson,” Farkash says.
In addition, an Anash Shul has been operating on Shabbos with between 20 to 40 people joining davening. It is hosted in the home of Rabbi Yehuda Goldberg.