Rabbi Avraham Garfinkel, a former teacher in Lubavitch Yeshiva of Ocean Parkway for many years, will be farbrenging in Crown Heights on Thursday.
Rabbi Garfinkel will lead a Farbrengen and Siyum Hashas at Empire Shteibel in honor of Yud Tes Kislev, the Rosh Hashana of Chassidus and the date the Alter Rebbe was released from Russian prison.
Rabbi Garfinkel was one of the outstanding talmidim of Tomchei Tmimim in Otwock, Poland.
After arriving in America he subsequently became the beloved melamed of over a thousand students spanning the fifty years he was teaching in Tomchei Tmimim (United Lubavitch Yeshiva) on Bedford And Dean, Ocean Parkway, and Chovevei Torah.
The farbrengen will begin at 8:00 pm in order to give Rabbi Garfinkel ample time to speak and inspire everyone and then return home. The Gabboyim of the shul thank his former students for arranging this and are preparing a seudah for the large amount of people that have expressed their interest and anticipation to greeting him at the farbrengen.
Rabbi Garfinkel was recently visited by his student Rabbi Yaacov Schwei, member of the Crown Heights Badatz and Chanina Sperlin, Executive Director of Intergovernmental Affairs of the CHJCC.