The students of Lubavitch Educational Center in Miami are well known for their over-the-top ahavas yisroel—love of their fellow Jews.
Two years ago the student body raised $18,000 dollars for the rocket riddled Israeli communities of Sderot and Neharia. Another program encouraged them to give a gift of “mitzvahs” to the Rebbe and the Jewish people—which resulted in the collective performance of 22,180 extra mitzvahs.
Past accomplishments have made it clear—the children of Lubavitch Educational Center are ready for anything. In fact, they’re now ready for a new mission: “Succos—No Jew Will be Left Behind.”
In honor of the Yom Tov of Succos and the year of “Hakhel” Lubavitch Elementary School has arranged a mivtzoyim “contest” whereby all students pledge to head to the streets, malls, nursing homes and hospitals to help as many people as possible perform the mitzvah of lulav and esrog.
The elementary school program department headed by Rabbi Yakov Garfinkel, wanted to make it possible for all boys to perform the mitzvah of lulav and esrog and enable others to do it as well. With the support of and in conjunction with Tzivos Hashem in New York, every boy who has pledged to go on mivtzoyim on Succos was given their very own kosher lulav and esrog set.
The students also had the special opportunity to learn techniques of braiding their own lulav bands from strips of palm branches. Upon the completion of their 100% kosher bound lulav, hadas and arovos the children practiced the essential blessings and movements when performing the mitzvah of lulav and esrog in order to properly help the people whom they meet.
This project has taken the school by storm, as every single elementary school boy has taken upon himself to perform the tremendous mission of “No Jew will be left behind on Succos” and will—with the help of Hashem—go on mivtzoyim. Parents have been encouraged to take pictures of their children on mivtzoyim, which will be posted on the school’s web site at www.lecfl.com