Young members of the Montreal community gathered on Thursday night for a farbrengen with Georgia Shliach Rabbi Yossi Lew marking the first anniversary of the opening of the ‘Yagdil Torah’ community learning center.
By Anash.org reporter
Young members of the Montreal Lubavitcher community gathered on Thursday night for a farbrengen marking a special day on the Chabad calendar and a special local anniversary as well.
The farbrengen, held on Thursday, Rosh Chodesh Tammuz, was to prepare for the upcoming day of Gimmel Tammuz, the Rebbe’s 28th yom hilula. It also marked the first anniversary of the opening of the ‘Yagdil Torah’ community learning center.
Launched at a Gimmel Tammuz farbrengen the year before, the center had started off in a small ballroom, before moving into a larger, fully renovated beis medrash earlier this year. The new location was dedicated with a Yud Alef Nissan farbrengen, and has been serving as a house of learning and spiritual growth ever since.
In the year since it was founded, the center has transformed the face of the Montreal community, offering a dedicated space for the younger members of the community to farbreng, have shiurim and chavrusas, and hold special programs relating to the special days on the Jewish calendar. The farbrengen this past week marked the conclusion of the first year of the center, with the best yet to come.
Leading the farbrengen was Rabbi Yossi Lew, shliach to Peachtree, Georgia, who enthralled the large crowd with memories of his years by the Rebbe, and urged them to increase in their hiskashrus ahead of Gimmel Tammuz.