By COLlive reporter
A new Tefillin booth has been set up in front of 770 Eastern Parkway, to provide a permanent way for assisting the many visitors to Crown Heights and the world-famous Shul.
Crown Heights, Brooklyn is home to Chabad Headquarters at 770 and the home base for Chabad worldwide. The neighborhood hosts hundreds of visitors daily. The Rebbe launched the Tefillin campaign in 1967, calling for all Jewish men to don tefillin as a special merit for added security.
The Tefillin booth at the neighborhood’s busiest intersection at Eastern Parkway and Kingston Avenue will be manned by volunteers daily, and will offer all passersby a chance to put on tefillin and do a Mitzvah.
The initiative is modeled after the Tefillin booth which stands at the Kosel in Jerusalem and will serve as a place where visitors, locals and Shluchim can visit and recommend to others to stop by for a quick mitzvah.
The stand, which has been temporarily set up while a more elaborate Mitzvah Tank-style booth is being created, is being established by Bais Shmuel Chabad Congregation of Crown Heights and the Feldman family in memory of Dr. Moshe Feldman obm.
“We are so excited to bring this initiative to Crown Heights,” said Rabbi Moshe Pinson, President of Bais Shmuel Chabad. “We hope fellow Lubavitchers will join us and use the opportunity for mivtzoim right here in the Rebbe’s shchuna.”