Live: Grand Melave Malka Marking 19 Kislev

Join Live at 8:00 PM ET: The 26th annual Heichal Menachem Melave Malka and farbrengen celebrating Yud Tes Kislev will be streamed live for the first time, featuring inspiring talks, chassidishe niggunim and special video presentations.

By reporter

Hundreds of Yidden from across Boro Park will gather tonight for Heichel Menachem’s 26th annual Melave Malka, for an evening of inspiration and to be strengthened in the learning of the teachings of the Baal Shem Tov and of Chassidus Chabad.

The farbrengen will be held in Ohr Hachaim Viznitz Hall on Motzei Shabbos Parshas Vayishlach. Rabbi Leibel Altein, Yosheiv Rosh of Heichel Menachem will address the crowd, followed by special guest speakers Rabbi Nachman Yosef Twersky of Crown Heights and the Chernovitz Rebbe. A special video of Reb Yoel Kahn‘s address to the first Heichal Menachem Melave Malka will also be played.


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Since the Melave Malka’s inception in 5757, world-renowned Mashpi’im and Rabbonim from within and outside of Chabad have attended and spoken at the annual event. Rav Yoel Kahn z”l would address the crowd and lead a farbrengen following bentching, that would last deep into the night.

Participants also drew inspiration from Rav Yisroel Friedman, Rav Moshe Landau; Rav of Bnei Brak, Rav Yosef Weinberg, Rav Leibel Groner, Rav Binyomin Klein, Rav Fishel Hershkowitz; Klausenberger Dayan, the Margaretener Rav, Mattersdorfer Rav and Rav Don Yoel Levy z”l; giants in Limud HaChassidus and in Darkei HaChassidus, whose absence is now keenly felt.

Yblch”t, other Rabbanim include, Rav Moshe Wolfson, Rav Yosef Heller, Rav Gavriel Zinner, Rav Chaim Leib Katz; Saderheler Rav, Rav Tzvi Halpern; Viener Dayan of Boro Park, Rav Leibel Schapiro, Rav Ezra Schochet and many others shlit”a.

The annual event attracts between 1,000 and 1,500 people in the neighborhood, and is focuses on being mechazek participants in the learning of Chassidus for the entire year.

One of the highlights of the yearly Melave Malka is a video from the Rebbe’s farbrengen that is specially selected by Heichel Menachem for the event.

There’s something very special in the air,” Rabbi Yisroel Stern told “This night is about being inspired in Inyanei Chassidus, and is mechazek people in their learning of Chassidus. People come every year, they don’t want to miss out on this atmosphere.”

As the night winds down, Yidden from many walks of life, link arms and join in dance, accompanied by niggunim by Yossi Cohen and his Kappelle, filling a thirst and a quest with strengthened resolutions, on this Rosh Hashana of Chassidus.

Since the first Melave Malka held 26 years ago, this idea has spread across the globe. Today, Farbrengens such as this one are taking place in Eretz Yisroel, Antwerp, London, Monsey, Lakewood and many other locations.

A live stream will be hosted by, allowing anyone who so desires to join the special program from wherever they may find themselves.

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