Bochurim from Lubavitch Yeshiva and Oholei Torah energized a Bar Mitzvah celebration for a boy from France who came to Crown Heights to mark his special day.
In the spirit of Hakhel and Chassidim Ein Mishpacha, Bochurim from Lubavitch Yeshiva and Oholei Torah energized a Bar Mitzvah celebration for a boy from France who came to Crown Heights to mark his special day.
Ari Afriat from Paris flew to New York with his parents to celebrate his Bar Mitzvah in the Rebbe shul at 770 Eastern Parkway.
On Wednesday evening, with the help of Rabbi Mendy Krinsky, they entered the Rebbe’s home to read his new Kapitel and say Tehillim. From there they went to 770 where Ari led a Minyan for Maariv for the very first time.
They then went to the Merkaz Sefarad Shul on Crown and Albany where they were greeted by a dozen cousins and friends and a surprise group of over 20 Yeshiva students who came to celebrate Ari’s Bar Mitzvah together with him.
Despite a language barrier and never having known each other, the Talmidim from Lubavitch Yeshiva and Oholei Torah displayed such tremendous love and Achdus, making Ari feel like one of their own.
On Thursday morning, Ari received his first Aliya, on the actual date of his Bar Mitzvah in the Rebbe’s room.
Rabbi Lazer Avtzon, Rav of the Sefardi community in Crown Heights and of Merkaz Sefarad, thanked the Hanhala and teachers from Lubavitch Yeshiva and Oholei Torah for their assistance and encouragement to send over the boys, and to the parents for raising such beautiful children.
A super special Thank You to each one of the boys who exemplified true Ahavas Yisroel and what it truly means Chassidim Ein Mishpacha.