Over 700 people were in attendance at Tuesday night’s ‘Living the Legacy of the Rebbe and the Rav’ program.
The discussion about the special relationship between the Lubavitcher Rebbe and Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik took place in Yeshiva University’s Lamport Audtorium-the largest venue on campus.
This event featured an introduction from Rabbi Moshe Weinberger, Mashpia in Yeshiva University and founding Morah d’Asrah of Congregation Aish Kodesh in Woodmere, NY.
The main speakers of the evening were Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter, University Professor of Jewish History and Jewish Thought in Yeshiva University, Rabbi Yosef Y. Jacobson, one of the most sought after speakers in the Jewish world today and world renowned scholar of Chabad Chassidus, Rabbi Zevulun Charlop, dean emeritus of the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, and Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky, personal secretary to the Lubavitcher Rebbe for over 40 years and Chairman of Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch and Machne Israel, the educational and social services arms of the Chabad-Lubavitch worldwide organization. Professor Lawrence Schiffman, Yeshiva University’s Vice-Provost was the emcee.
People left the event marveling at the tremendous success of the evening and the massive kiddush Hashem, said Chabad Club Director and YU Junior, Danny Fordham.
“G-d has clearly blessed us. The evening was a smashing success,” said Fordham. “The speakers were amazing and everyone was able to come out with our evening’s goal as was stated in the concluding remarks: ‘We hope you learned something meaningful tonight that will last far beyond this evening. May we study, commit ourselves to, and live, the Rebbe and the Rav’s legacies and thereby create the world that they envisioned.’ ”
The Chabad Club will have their year end event this Thursday night with a farbrengen with Rabbi Sholom Jacobson. The bochurim will learn about the history of the Rebbe’s sichos-which they have learned every Thursday night b’chavrusa with Oholei Torah bochurim who travel over an hour each way to learn.
The evening was sponsored by SOY-JSC and the YU Chabad Club