Hundreds in Paris gathered on Sunday to mark the first yahrtzeit of Rabbi Hillel Pewsner OBM, Rov of the Lubavitch community in France.
A new Torah was completed at the Sinai educational institute, which Pewsner headed with his son Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Pewsner.
Among the participants: French Chief Rabbi Gilles Bernheim, Paris Rabbi Dovid Mesas, Head Shliach Rabbi Shmuel Azimov, Leon Rabbi Yechia Touboul, Rabbi Yosef Dovid Frankfurter and Rabbi Mordechai Rotenberg,
Pewsner’s children took part: His successor Rabbi Avraham Baruch Pewsner, Director of the institutions Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Pewsner, Geneva Shliach Rabbi Mendel Pewsner.
Pewsner’s sons-in-law: Rabbi Yechiel Kalmenson, Rosh Yeshiva Lubavitch Bernouy, and Rabbi Yechezkel Gedaliya Neparstak, Shliach in Dijon.