Three simultaneous farbrengens, conducted in both Hebrew and English, inspired the hundreds of Shluchos who joined in the annual Grand Shluchos Farbrengen hosted by the Shluchim Office on Thursday night, 18th of Shevat (January 24th).
“This annual event just gets better each and every year,” one participant said. “And there’s always something offered that makes you feel special.”
Rabbi Simon Jacobson held a Q&A Farbrengen on MyLife: Chassidus Applied, Shlichus Edition, moderated by Mrs. Shoshana Lifshitz, Blue Ash, OH. The farbrengen was also broadcast live for those who couldn’t attend in person, and questions were submitted both beforehand and via the live feed. A complete recording is available here.
Mrs. Chanie Zaltzman, Brooklyn, NY, and Mrs. Chani Shemtov, Chicago, IL, farbrenged on The Jewish Home, the twists and turns of keeping and teaching Taharas Hamishpacha, moderated by Mrs. Chavie Bruk, Bozeman, MT.
Having completely outgrown the available space at the Shluchim Center, the farbrengen for Hebrew-speaking Shluchos was convened with veteran Shlucha Mrs. Perla Wolosow, Ramat Yishai, Israel, at the Levi Yitzchok Library.
A complete floor of the Shluchim Center was dedicated to a tantalizing display of sushi, warming soups, custom-made crepes, delightful handmade cookies, a take-home candy assortment, and many more delectable finger foods and desserts. And of course, there was free on-site babysitting.
Shluchos had a choice of entering four raffles for valuable prizes. Mrs. Tzippy Weiss won the scholarship to the Tzeirei Hashluchim Winter camp, Mrs. Rivka Eichler a free 3-night stay at the Pomegranate Suites; the Hebrew School Curriculum went to Mrs. Malkie Gurkow and Mrs. Chani Horowitz took home the grand prize – an iPhone XR provided thanks to Mrs. Leah Shemtov.
This year’s Shluchos Farbrengen was dedicated in honor of Amy Haber, of blessed memory.
The Shluchim Office would like to thank all the dedicated staff involved in this year’s farbrengen, led by Mrs. Bassie Shemtov and coordinated by Ms. Frayde Trachtman, for making the event such a great success.
An additional farbrengen was held on Sunday evening after the conclusion of the Gala Banquet, organized by Mrs. Leah Namdar, Gotenburg, Sweden, and featuring Mrs. Bessie Garelik, Milan, Italy, who farbrenged and gave the Shluchos another opportunity to ‘fill up’ with inspiration for the upcoming year.
Thank you to the event planner Mrs. Tzipporah Hahn for the elegant food and setting for the Shluchos Farbrengen.
The Grand Annual Shluchos Farbrengen is a project of The Shluchim Office held each year at the Kinus Hashluchos.