A grand banquet, followed by a farbrengen, took place Wednesday evening in Alma Ata’s Ramada Hotel, concluding the program in honor of the seventy-fifth yahrtzeit of the Rebbe’s father.
The MC, Rabbi Mendel Chitrik, shliach to Turkey, called upon many distinguished guests to speak, among them: Rabbi Mendel Lipsker, Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky, Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Wolfson, Rabbi Leibel Schapiro, and R. Chaim Shaulson. The generous sponsors, R. Avi Shaulson and R. Shmuel Stern also shared a few words.
The evening was accompanied by the Malchus Choir who sang soulful nigunim. After the banquet, a farbrengen was held with the rabbonim and mashpiim, which conitnued into the wee hours of the night.
The Alma Ata program was arranged by Fleishman Productions.
Photos: Yossi Rosenbaum