Lag B’Omer will be celebrated in Crown Heights with family fun for all ages.
Boys and girls of Tzivos Hashem will gather at 770 Eastern Parkway at 6:45 pm, for a grand rally with Pesukim, clowns, refreshments and more.
Following the program, the children will march towards the community bonfire celebration at 600 Kingston Avenue.
Bonfires are a well-known and enjoyed Lag B’Omer tradition. The fire symbolizes the great light of Torah that Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai brought into the world with his revolutionary teachings. On the day of his passing, Lag B’Omer, he revealed particularly lofty concepts to his students, causing his home to be filled with blinding light and fire.
Every year, Jews gather to commemorate the day of his passing in the celebratory manner that he requested- with music, dancing and bonfires!
For the past 9 years, Crown Heights has hosted its own bonfire, a free event open to all members of the community. The designation of lighting the bonfire is auctioned off in public bidding, and dancing commences accompanied by live music and entertainment. Light refreshments are provided and the dancing continues well into the night accompanied by Kappella by Yossi Cohen.
This year will be no different. A Crown Heights unity bonfire will be held in memory of Saadia Shmuel a”h Liberow. It is coordinated by R’ Moishy Sufrin and R’ Shimon Liberow among others, with the approval of the NYPD and NYC Parks Department.
The bonfire is scheduled to begin at 8:30 PM on Wednesday, May 6th at 600 Kingston Ave. (between Rutland and Winthrop) in front of the George Wingate High School. Seating is provided for both men and women in designated areas. All members of the community are invited to participate in the celebration.
The event is sponsored by Anash of Crown Heights as well as Irgun Simchas HaRashbi. For more information, please contact 917-603-0754.
On Thursday morning, the local schools will be joining a special rally at 770, which will end at 12:00 pm. Kids’ favorite Uncle Moishy will entertain.