Join live at 8:15 PM ET: Rabbi Hillel Zaltzman, author of the book ‘Samarkand’, will share memories of chassidim behind the Iron Curtain at a Yud Beis Tammuz farbrengen in Crown Heights.
Rabbi Hillel Zaltzman, author of the book ‘Samarkand’, will share memories of chassidim behind the Iron Curtain at a Yud Beis Tammuz farbrengen in Crown Heights.
Rabbi Hillel Zaltzman was born in the city of Charkov, Ukraine, in the year 1939. His father, Reb Avrohom, had the privilege of studying in Lubavitch under the Rebbe Rashab, and his mother, Bracha, was the sister of Rabbi Avrohom Boruch Pevsner.
During the Second World War, as the Germans closed in on Charkov, the Zaltzman family escaped to the city of Samarkand—present day Uzbekistan. Hillel received his childhood Jewish education in secret, learning from famed chassidim.
When he was sixteen, the chassid Reb Moshe Nissilevitch got him involved with communal work of an underground organization by the name of Chamah, founded for teaching Torah and Chassidus. From then on, Hillel remained involved in activities and development of the organization which over the years, has become an international organization working with Russian Jewry. Rabbi Zaltzman, is also the author of the book “Samarkand” which has been translated to 3 languages.
The farbrengen will take place at Rayim Ahuvim, 1614 Carroll St. in Crown Heights, and will stream live on Anash.org.
LIVE: 8:15 PM ET