By COLlive reporter
Organizers of the chartered flight from New York to Kazahstan this week announced that it has been canceled.
Some 200 Lubavitchers were scheduled to fly to commemorate the yartzeit of the Rebbe’s father, Rabbi Levi Yitzchok Schneerson, at his gravesite in Almaty on Wednesday, Chof Av.
Organizers notified the following on Monday:
“I am writing to inform you with the heaviest heart that due to an unforeseen mechanical, technical and emergent situation that is beyond our control, we have no choice but to let you all know our scheduled flight has been canceled.
“We have worked tirelessly and gave it our blood, sweat and tears. We are working on an alternative plan, and we will let you know as soon as possible if we are able to rearrange (it).
“Please accept our sincerest and most hartzik apologies for such short notice and any inconvenience this may have caused and for letting all of you Chassidim and the Rebbe and Reb Levik down.
As we know Hashem runs the world, we have no idea why, but all we can say is we are broken beyond words! Mechila! All funds will be returned as they were paid.”
COLlive.com was told that the chartered flight from Florida is on schedule. As reported, a Kinus Hashluchim of Florida is planned to be held in Kazakhstan this week.