Six limousine buses were transformed into Mitzvah Tanks last week in Chicago, and then driven around the city in a grand parade to mark the Rebbe’s 119th birthday on Yud Alef Nissan.
Photos: Levi Moscowitz
Six limousine buses were transformed into Mitzvah Tanks last week in Chicago, and then driven around the city in a grand parade to mark the Rebbe‘s 119th birthday on Yud Alef Nissan.
The parade took place on Monday Tes Nissan, celebrating Yud Alef Nissan, the Rebbe‘s 119th birthday.
The parade, arranged by bochurim Levi Moscowitz (Northbrook) and Levi Moscowitz (Bucktown) on behalf of Lubavitch Chabad of Illinois, began with a grand children’s rally at Cheder Lubavitch in Skokie, and was seen off by the dozens of children gathered there.
The parade included the Talmidim of 6th 7th and 8th grade of Cheder as well as 25+ Intown bochurim who all received parade T-shirts and masks.
The parade of Limo buses then went from Cheder Lubavitch to Daley center in downtown.
The 8 mitzva tanks then spread out throughout the greater downtown Chicago area, including Bucktown, Uptown, Lakeview, River North, South Loop, and West Loop. Offering passerby a chance to put on tefillin, and reminding them about the upcoming Yom Tov of Pesach. The “tankistim” handed out dozens of shmura matza packets and laid Tefillin on many, who warmly thanked them for the opportunity.