Resource Site Marks 36 Years Since Chof Beis Shevat

In preparation for Chof Beis Shevat, the 36th Yahrzeit-Hilula of Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka, Vaad Or Vechom present several useful resources to assist you and your family in preparing for and marking this special day.

In the days and months following the Histalkus of our dear Rebbetzin, the Rebbe spoke frequently on the theme, “And the living shall take to heart”—how the passing of a person close to oneself should prompt one to positive action, in the form of lessons derived from that person’s life and deeds undertaken to perpetuate his or her memory.

In the years following, through marking the day together with the Rebbe and hearing first-hand stories of her life, it became clear how central a place the Rebbetzin held in the Rebbe’s Nesius. As we approach this special day, Chassidim around the world prepare by learning from the life of the Rebbetzin and the Rebbe’s Torah about the day.

To assist Chassidim and their families in their preparation, Vaad Or Vechom Hahiskashrus is pleased to present our Chof Beis Shevat resource site, filled with hundreds of interesting and useful resources on the life of the Rebbetzin. The website includes Learning materialfeatured videos, articles in English and Hebrew, videos of Chassidim FarbrengingSchool CurriculumChild-Friendly material, and much more! Browse the full library at


In the Rebbe’s words at the conclusion of the Shiva for the Rebbetzin, “It is customary to conduct a Chassidishe Farbrengen for the elevation of the Neshama. It should be done in a beautiful and dignified manner and with many participants – as many as possible.”

The central Chof Beis Shevat Farbrengen will take place near the Rebbe’s Ohel on Thursday evening, Chof Beis Shevat at 9:00 PM. More details to follow.


Educate your family on the life and impact of Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka with the ‘Chof Beis Shevat Family Farbrengen,’ five stories of the Rebbetzin with suggested lessons and conversation starters. Download and print at


To catch a glimpse of this day and what it meant to the Rebbe, watch this moving 6-minute video, released by JEM: (it is a promo for the video by JEM “Take to Heart”).

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