Over 100 fathers and sons in Chicago celebrated the grand finale of Avos U’banim, which was held each winter Motzei Shabbos at the B’nei Reuven shul.
By Anash.org reporter
Over 100 fathers and more than 100 boys in Chicago celebrated the grand finale of Avos U’banim, which was held each winter Motzei Shabbos at the B’nei Reuven shul, under the leadership of Rabbi Baruch Hertz, rov and mara d’asra of the Chicago Chabad community, and Rabbi Moshe Markowitz, assistant rov.
Every Motzei Shabbos throughout the winter months, the shul was packed with fathers and sons who sat and learned together, filling the shul with the sound of Torah learning. The program got an extra boost this year, being a Hakhel year.
The program was run by Rabbi Daniel Goldberg, with the help of Rabbi Avraham Varnai, and was co-sponsored by Cheder Lubavitch Chicago. Special prizes were raffled off each week.
The weekly program gave a chance for the parents, and some grandparents as well, to spend some quality time with their children and grandchildren, bonding together over the a shtikel Gemara, a Chumash, Mishnayos, or Likkutei Sichos.
To celebrate the last Avos Ubanim of the season, a grand finale was held this Motzei Shabbos. After the learning, the participants were treated to a pizza melave malka, and two dollars from the Rebbe were raffled off, donated by Rabbi Hertz.
“It was an incredible sight to see the shul filled each week with the fathers and sons learning,” Rabbi Hertz told Anash.org. “We are already looking forward to the program continuing next year.”