By COLlive reporter
This past Monday, on the eve of the 20th Gimmel Tammuz, a crowd of over 50 people gathered in Colorado Springs for an “Evening of Jewish Music” and Farbrengen in honor of the Rebbe.
Participants traveled from the surrounding towns and from as far as Denver, 60 miles North, to join in this memorable evening of inspiration and unity, organized by Shluchim Rabbi Moshe and Zelda Liberow.
Head Shliach Rabbi Yisroel Popack read a letter that the Rebbe wrote to the “Shnas Ha’esrim” in 5730, where the Rebbe highlights the special task and levels of Hiskashrus at this period.
Denver Shliach Rabbi Yisroel Engel encouraged participants to continue growing in their Yiddishkeit and to inspire other Jews in their immediate surroundings to advance in their yiddishkeit as well.
The guest speaker was Rabbi David Greene, Shliach in Rochester Minniasota, kept the crowd spellbound as he wove his personal family story of coming to Lubavitch, as well as experiences from his work with the patients at the Mayo Clinic.
Rabbi Greene is the son of famed Professor Velvel Greene OBM, who first connected with the Rebbe due to an amazing Hashgacha Pratis story. It was in the early 60s when Rabbi Moshe Feller interrupted a meeting with Dr. Greene to daven Mincha, leaving him inspired to turn his life around.
In fact, Rabbi Greene shared that as a bochur, while home for Pesach, he was informed on Motzoei Shabbos Hagadol that the Rebbe had repeated this story at the Farbrengen.
A highlight of the evening was a musical performance of the niggunim taught by the Rebbe on Simchas Torah. Five professional musicians beautifully played the songs, which were introduced by members of the Colorado Springs Jewish community.