Join live at 12 PM: The central Lag B’Omer celebration, organized by NCFJE, will take place online this year, with special videos of the Rebbe, a hookup from Meron and many Jewish singers. Follow the float and music truck here.
The central Lag B’Omer celebration, organized by NCFJE, will take place online this year, with special videos of the Rebbe, a hookup from Meron and many Jewish singers.
One of the central themes of Lag B’Omer is for children to go out to parks and fields to celebrate the great Yomtov. For over 75 years, NCFJE has arranged annual Lag B’Omer outings and parades.
However, with the current restrictions, the Great Parade’s usual plans are not possible. Instead, NCFJE is planning for an online rally starting at 12 EST (on Lag B’omer, May 12) to be broadcast on Chabad.org/rally and on Anash.org.
“A lot of creative minds have been working together for weeks to make sure there’s a great program even though it’s not outdoors,” Rabbi Shimon Sabol told Anash.org. “It’s going to be amazing.”
As Rabbi Shimon Hecht put it, “Over the last couple of months we have made our homes into Batei Kneisiyos and Batei Midrashos, surely we can also make them into a park to celebrate Lag B’Omer.”
Although we will be at home, we will be connected with the Rashbi in Meiron and the Kosel via hook-up. Rabbis YY Jacobson and S.M. Rubashkin will join to give messages of inspiration to the children.
A carefully curated, gorgeous video of highlights from each of the 13 Lag B’Omer parades with the Rebbe will be shown for the first and only time at the children’s rally tomorrow.
Additionally, in a first-ever concept, the Jewish Trivia game show will be played featuring MBD, Avraham Fried, Benny Friedman, 8th Day, Uncle Moishy, Mitzvah Boulevard, Eli Marcus, Boruch Sholom, and more! The school with the most points will win a prize for every student in the school, tune in to see who will win!
Of course, there will also be Torah, Tefilah and Tzedaka including a hook-up with the Kever of Rashbi in Meron and the Kosel in Yerushalayim.
No Lag B’Omer parade is complete without the traditional floats, and this year will be no different. The floats will be on the streets following the virtual celebration from 1pm-4pm. You can follow the Floats around Crown Heights here: https://glympse.com/07G1-KZA9
Be sure to listen out for the music on the trucks! Based on guidelines by the NYPD the trucks will be staggered so as not to be on the same block at the same time.
The following rules must be adhered to or the procession will be aborted:
- No other vehicles may join the procession.
- If you are on the street, do not approach the vehicles.
- If you come outside, stay in the area in front of your house.
- The trucks will not stop, make sure to get a look when they are passing your block!
Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime event – tune in at 12pm on Anash.org