1304 President Street was opened in honor of the 6th of Tishrei, the yahrtzeit of Rebbetzin Chana Schneerson, the Rebbe’s mother.
The Brooklyn residence was mostly kept private, but at rare occasions the Rebbe handed out Tzedakah Dollars to the masses from the first floor.
Wednesday night’s Maariv prayers were held in the living room where the Rebbe prayed after the passing of his wife Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson in 5748.
The Rebbe’s chair remains in its same spot, eyewitnesses told COLlive.
For the tens of Israeli bochurim, guests in New York for Tishrei, it was a unique privilege and memorable moment.
Vaad Hatmimim, who coordinate Tishrei activities for bochurim, thanked Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky for making the house available.