Dec 5, 2017
Wednesday: Women's Unity Event

From the COLlive Inbox: A Crown Heights resident tells why she hopes all women will join a unity event to mark Yud Tes Kislev in the Razag Ballroom, featuring entertainment and the launch of a new community initiative.

From the COLlive Inbox:

Having expected an evening of small talk at a lchaim, I was surprised when Leah said hello to me and then launched into an actual conversation.

“We want to do something for our classmate’s baby,” she told me. “Can I count on you to help?”

“Um, of course,” I responded, because I had no leeway to gracefully refuse. “What do you need me to do?”

She was planning an event. A huge event, in Razag Ballroom, with a party planner, singer, catered food and in collaboration with Mrs. Sara Blau and Nshei Chabad. Leah was spearheading it all.

“Wow,” I said, stunned. This was more than forwarding a name for Tehillim or donating to a campaign. And it was fitting for this classmate, who had in high school sent out a weekly dvar Torah l’ilui nishmas her friend’s parent.

“The thing is,” said Leah, “Why do we wait for something bad to happen before we unite? We need to be proactive. We can’t wait for the next sad thing. We need to just end this galus, right now.”

“Sure,” I said, because that’s the thing to say.

Leah was serious. This would be a Yud Tes Kislev gathering, but it would also unite the community and bring Moshiach. She had written a letter to the Igros and received an incredible answer. She believed the united forces of women coming together as a community could achieve powerful results.

Her eyes were shining. Her voice was determined, her chin set, her whole body language confident. I was literally getting chills as she spoke.

“Honestly,” she confided, “I just want this to be that baby’s seudas hoda’ah.”

And then she asked me who the guest speaker should be.

“Are you kidding me?” I said. “You don’t need another cliched speaker. Get up there and just say exactly what you’ve been telling me for the last five minutes.”

In the face of her conviction, how could I not also believe? How could I not do my tiny part to enable the fruition of her vision?

How could we not all?

I share this with you so you know the story behind the flyer that you may have already seen, possibly forwarded without reading, and might not consider attending. It’s not just another event. It’s deeply personal to many people, as it should be personal to you, because we all ultimately want the same thing, and it’s about time we get it.

Please show up. Show up to support. To unite. To just maybe (why not?) actually bring Moshiach.

Also, you have to hear Leah’s story in person.

Come to Razag on Wednesday night at 8pm for a catered Yom Tov meal and a program, that includes a workshop by Mrs. Sara Blau, a song and dance presentation by talented women of Crown Heights and for the launching of Project Community!

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Lots of hatzlacha
(12/5/2017 11:09:14 AM)
very nice
if only i lived in crown heights. i hope all ladies take advantage and go.
(12/5/2017 11:17:18 AM)
dont understand the secrecy
thanks for explaining PART of what is happening
with so much happening in our community, its hard to show up to an event just because you see the word unity splashed across. pls explain who the speakers are, what your names are so we can WANT to join....

Refuah shelaima to everyone who needs
(12/5/2017 11:38:12 AM)
May the baby have a speedy recovery!

(12/5/2017 11:49:10 AM)
to #3
unity isnt sufficient?
thats why you WANT to join!!!
pretty simple
(12/5/2017 2:40:54 PM)
Sounds amazing!
Can't wait to be there. This is definitely something I'll make every effort to be by Im Yirtze Hashem. Thank you to the organizers!
(12/5/2017 3:35:26 PM)
I agree with # 3
Why doesn't the writer sign her name?
Who is Leah?
Why the secrecy?
People have lives and are busy.
I think we have a right to judge ourselves if we think an event is worth attending.
(12/5/2017 5:11:30 PM)
This is beautiful!
sounds like a historic event.
(12/5/2017 6:47:25 PM)
Good luck Leah E!
So proud and so excited to hear great miracles very soon!
(12/5/2017 7:26:32 PM)
Moshiach arrival
Very excited for Moshiach!
(12/5/2017 7:46:37 PM)
Wish I was in N.Y. now
to attend, bec, I believe there's nothing more important than unity.
(12/6/2017 7:28:46 PM)
is this being broadcasted?
or recorded?
(12/6/2017 8:42:36 PM)
It was an absolutely beautiful event with poel mamash hachlotos.
(12/6/2017 11:35:41 PM)
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