Dozens of Jewish New York City Public School children spent one of their New Year’s vacation days visiting Crown Heights and attending a rally at 770.
Dozens of New York City Public School students who attend Jewish Hour during Released Time, visited 770 Eastern Parkway on Wednesday for a grand Tzivos Hashem rally.
The rally was the conclusion of the annual winter camp held by the Release Time program for Jewish children learning in public schools across NYC. As schools around the city close for New Year’s vacation, a group of dedicated Released Time volunteers gather the children every day to enjoy a packed program of Yiddishkeit and fun.
The Brooklyn camp, hosted by United Lubavitch Yeshiva Ocean Parkway and Ohel Moshe Chevrah Tehillim, Lubavitch, and the Queens camp, hosted by Anshei Shalom Chabad and Sephardic Jewish Congregation, are held every weekday of the winter break. Every year, the camp concludes with a rally in 770, which many kids describe as the highlight of the week.
After posing for a picture outside 770, the children gathered near the front of the main shul, where the bochurim led them in reciting the 12 pesukim, before treating them to a fire show and raffles for exciting prizes.