During the Kinus Hashluchim this past weekend, thousands of Shluchim enjoyed the use of the subsidized Ohel bus transportation system, which traveled from Crown Heights to the Rebbe’s Ohel continuously from 5:30 am in the morning until 11:00 pm at night. Buses headed out approximately every half hour or hour, and depending on the needs of the shluchim, at times even more frequently than that.
The subsidized buses operated with great success thanks to donors Rabbi Bentzi Lipsker of the Meromim Foundation, and an anonymous donor in memory of R’ Menachem Mendel ben R’ Baruch sheyichye, who took upon themselves to subsidize the buses for the benefit and well-being of the Shluchim.
The project is privately organized by a young man from Crown Heights, who saw the need for regular, organized and comfortable transportation for Shluchim and locals between the Ohel and Crown Heights.
One grateful Shliach said, “In previous years, we would stand in the bitter cold for hours to find a ride to the Ohel. This year, thanks to the subsidized buses, we had an easy time to travel to the Ohel, without a wait or paying a large fee.”
“When I bring a group of visitors to tour 770, I usually want to continue the visit at the Rebbe’s Ohel, but the price of private transport is prohibitive,” one bochur said. “During the week of the Kinus, when there were readily available buses, I was able to bring a visitor to the Rebbe’s Ohel for the first time in his life!”
During the year, the subsidized Ohel Bus departs twice a day, at 9:00 am and at 7:00 pm, from in front of the Jewish Children’s Museum, and returns at 10:45 am and at 8:45 pm.
For the upcoming Rosh Chodesh Kislev weekend, there will be expanded hours. See flyer below for details.
For more information visit Bustoohel.com.