By COLlive reporter
This past week, two Chabad Shluchim co-officiated the wedding of two former students of theirs who were brought closer to Yiddishkeit through their Chabad centers on campus.
And the Shluchim happen to be brothers as well.
The wedding of Danielle Levin and Jonathan Cohen was the culmination of a connection that developed over many years between them and their respective Shluchim.
“Danielle was the first Jewish student that we met,” said Rabbi Boruch Greenberg, who runs Chabad at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania together with his wife, Mrs. Rivka Greenberg.
“She brought over a bunch of her friends, and we had 8 students at our very first Friday night dinner on Shlichus,” Rabbi Greenberg told COLlive.com.
As the Chabad House grew, Danielle took an active role in planning events and encouraging others to attend, he said. She became the Chabad student president and helped shape the success that the Greenbergs would later experience.
Danielle maintained a warm relationship with the Greenbergs even after leaving college. Chabad at Muhlenberg College today hosts over 150 students every Shabbos, teaches weekly classes, and holds regular minyanim.
Danielle then met with Jonathan, whose story rings a similar tune. He, too, was actively involved with Chabad at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, led by Rabbi Zalman and Dit Greenberg. Jonathan has participated and promoted the Shluchim’s activities amongst his peers.
The connection that Danielle and Jonathan developed was only solidified by the fact that they both knew and were influenced by the Greenberg brothers. The rabbis were honored to share the responsibility of officiating the joyous wedding.
The wedding of this power couple is a testament to the incredible work of Chabad Shluchim who work tirelessly to bring authentic Yiddishkeit to college campuses worldwide.