From North to South, Toronto Celebrates Lag B’omer Together

Two Lag B’omer community celebrations were held in Toronto, with 2500 attending the event in the north and 1000 in the south. Participants of both events enjoyed inflatables, rides, a carnival, BBQ, bonfire and more.

Two Lag B’omer community celebrations were held in Toronto, where 2500 attended in the north and 1000 in the south. At both events, smiling children had lots of fun, men put on Tefilin and everyone enjoyed a great BBQ.

Thursday afternoon, thousands gathered outside the Swartz/Reisman Centre in the north of Toronto and thousands more came to a separate event at Earl Bales Park in the Centre of Toronto.

Participants of both events enjoyed a wonderful show. Child representatives of every Chabad House came up to recite the 12 Pesukim, followed by a marching parade.

Inflatables, rides, a carnival, BBQ and food court, pony rides, carnival booths, concession machines, bonfire, game truck and more at both events, the Lag Baomer spirit was felt in the air!

Many people had a great time by booths that the shluchim made for their communities.

The event in Northern Toronto was coordinated by:

  • Dovid Faynberg and Rabbi Mendel Zaltzman of the Jewish Russian Community Centre of Ontario (JRCC),
  • Rabbi Yisreal Landa and Rabbi Shimon Binstak of Chabad Israeli Center
  • Rabbi Yonah Vilanken of Tzivos Hashem.

Organizers thanked the shluchim who partnered in this event:

  • Rabbi Moshe Spalter and Rabbi Zalman Grossbaum: Chabad of Southern Ontario,
  • Rabbi Mendel Bernstein: Chabad Romano
  • Rabbi Avraham E. Plotkin and Rabbi Meir Gitlin: Chabad of Markham
  • Rabbi Avrohom Yusewitz: JRCC of Woodbridge
  • Rabbi Levi Mishlavim: JRCC of Concord
  • Rabbi Avrohom Zaltzman: JRCC S Richmond Hill & Maple
  • Rabbi Chazki Deren: Chabad of Maple
  • Rabbi Chaim Hildesheim: Chabad Russian Center of Thornhill Woods
  • Rabbi Mendel Kaplan: Chabad Flamingo
  • Rabbi Shmuli Nachlas: JYN.

And the 110 Volunteers who registered and worked to make this event the great unity and success it was.

The event in Southern Toronto was coordinated by:

  • Dovid Faynberg and Rabbi Mendel Zaltzman of the Jewish Russian Community Centre of Ontario (JRCC)
  • Shluchim Rabbi Yisroel Zaltzman, Rabbi Shmuli Neft, Rabbi Levi Blau and Rabbi Levi Jacobson

Organizers thanked the shluchim who partnered in this event:

  • Rabbi Moshe Steiner: Chabad of Uptown,
  • Rabbi Nechemia Deitch Chabad Midtown,
  • Rabbi Shmuli Nachlas: JYN.

And the 50 volunteers who registered and worked to make this event the great unity and success it was.

 May we merit that through these events of Achdus and Jewish Pride we go straight to the Geula with the coming of Moshiach right now!

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