This past Sunday and Monday, West Coast Chabad-Lubavitch held their 42nd annual Kinus celebrating 50 years of Shlichus – בשנת היובל הזאת תשובו איש אל אחוזתו.
Over 200 Shluchim participated in 2 days of inspiration and Chizuk. The Kinus was held at Chabad of the Valley Headquarters in Tarzana and at Chabad of Encino. The host of the inspiring two day event was the director of Chabad of the Valley Rabbi Yehoshua B. Gordon.
The program began Sunday with limud Toras Rabeinu with shiurim by Rabbi Mendel Cohen, Mashpia in Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad and Rabbi Moshe Kesselman of Los Angeles.
In the evening there was a grand banquet at which the Shluchim heard powerful and inspirational words from the Head Shliach to the West Coast Rabbi Boruch S. Cunin. Rabbi Cunin shared the importance of marking “yovel shonim” 50 years of Shlichus and reminded Shluchim of their unique responsibility to fulfil the Rebbe’s words in bringing Moshiach.
Following Rabbi Cunin the group was addressed by Rabbi Yehoshua B. Gordon, Rabbi Ezra Schochet – Rosh HaYeshiva Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad, Rabbi Eli Hecht and Rabbi Yonah Fradkin. The Master of ceremonies for the evening was Rabbi Mordechai Einbinder, rabbi of Chabad of Encino and world-renowned orator.
Following the dinner many Shluchim remained and farbrenged until the wee hours of the morning.
The second day of the Kinus, at Chabad of Encino, was a special Shluchim retreat with Rabbi Manis Friedman who discussed various important, Shlichus related issues.