David Katz, owner of Zyr Vodka company, was visiting Eber’s Liquor Store in Crown Heights when he met Beijing Shliach Rabbi Shimon Freundlich.
Rabbi Freundlich asked Mr. Katz if he would like to put on Tefillin.
The creator and founder of the Russian-made vodka had never put on Tefillin before, and he emotionally put on Tefillin and celebrated his Bar Mitzvah.
“He was in tears, he had never put on Tefillin in his life,” Yudi Eber, owner of the store, said. “It was an electrifying experience for everyone in the store.”