By COLlive reporter
Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz, the Chabad Shliach who is battling the ALS disease, will be in his home in Los Angeles while thousands of his colleagues gather in New York for the annual International Kinus Hashluchim.
But he will be speaking to them nevertheless.
A speech written by Rabbi Yitzi will be read by his son Sholom Hurwitz at the gala banquet of the Kinus that will be held at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center this Sunday.
Sholom turned Bar Mitzva this year and his bed-ridden father was flown on a private jet from California to New York to celebrate the occasion with his family and many friends and supporters.
To honor the occasion, Vice Chairman of Merkos Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky has secured a timeslot at the beginning of the banquet for a Dvar Torah that Rabbi Yitzi is writing on his using eye movement on a Tobii Computer that uses laser-based software.
The banquet on Sunday, 26 Cheshvan 5780 (November 24, 2019), draws thousands of rabbis, family members, supporters and community members for a sit-down dinner coupled with inspiring speeches, video productions and dancing to Chassidic music.
“I’m really moved that they want to include it as part of the banquet,” his wife Dina Hurwitz told COLlive.com this week. “We both really appreciate that and the love and support we get from the Shluchim.”
The banquet will be broadcast on COLlive.com on Sunday, 5:00 PM Eastern Time.
To donate to Rabbi Yitzi’s medical costs, visit hurwitzfamilyfund.com