By COLlive reporter
Photos: Itzik Roytman/COLlive
The 12th International Kinus Hatmimim, the annual gathering of Lubavitch bochurim learning in Chabad Yeshivos worldwide, took place on Wednesday, 10 Shvat 5776.
Vaad Hatmimim Organization, headed by Rabbi Tzvi Altein, coordinated the large event, in which thousands of bochurim spent the day in New York marking the Frierdiker Rebbe‘s yartzeit and the day the Rebbe accepted the leadership of Chabad-Lubavitch.
The program began with an address from Rabbi Yoel Kahn, the head choizer of the Rebbe. The guest speaker was Rabbi Mendel Gordon, the Mashpia of Yeshiva Lubavitch in London, England.
The event at Campus Chomesh 470 Lefferts Avenue in Crown Heights included remarks by a bochur and a special video presentation about the current year of Hakhel. The event was followed by dancing and farbrengens throughout the night.
Earlier in the day, a panel discussion recounted how Yud Shvat was marked with the Rebbe throughout the years, as well as what would happen on Chof Beis Shvat, yartzeit of Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson OBM.
Speakers included Rabbi Leibel Posner, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Itkin, Rabbi Chaim Schapiro and Rabbi Hirshel Raskin.
Vaad Hatmimim thanked R’ Yossi Kazarnovsky and R’ Yossi Popack for sponsoring the Yud Shvat programming.