The Pittsburgh community gathered for an outdoor Chai Elul farbrengen, arranged by Rabbi Chaim Itkin the new shliach to the community, and addressed by Rabbis Yisroel Rosenfeld, Yossi Rosenblum and Yosef Itkin.
On Sunday night, Anash of Pittsburgh got together in the courtyard of Lubavitch Center for a grand Chai Elul Farbrengen with dozens in attendance and dozens more joined over zoom.
Refreshments were served in single-serve packs and chairs were placed 6 feet apart. Words of inspiration were heard from speakers included mara d’asra and Head Shliach of Western PA, Rabbi Yisroel Rosenfeld; Director of Yeshiva Schools and Rabbi of Cong. Kether Torah, Rabbi Yossi Rosenblum; Mashpia of Kehillas Chabad Pittsburgh, Rabbi Yosef Itkin and renowned Mashpia R’ Bitzalel “the Onion”, host of the Gezintahait Street Weekly Chassidus Variety Show. Nigunim were lead by R’ Mendel “Der Baal Menagen” Markel and R’ Mordechai “Yiddel mit a Fiddle” Epstein.
The event was organized by new shliach to Pittsburgh, Rabbi Chaim Itkin, who was recently brought to Pittsburgh by Rabbi Yisroel Rosenfeld to spearhead other new projects, such as a Kolel for Baal Habatim and gatherings for Yoma Depagra.
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To my Mashpia, Rabbi Itkin, to Rabbi Rosenfeld, Rabbi Rosenblum, your precious Yeshiva lives with me Forever!
May G-d bless you all with kol tuv sela!
Rabbi Yirmi Cohen