In connection with the yahrtzeit of the famed Chossid Reb Yaakov Yehudah (JJ) Hecht, RebbeDrive presents new footage documenting the gathering held in 770 on the anniversary of his first yahrtzeit in 5751.
The gathering was emceed by Rabbi Shea Hecht, and addressed by:
Rabbi Gershon Sabol; Dean of Beis Rivka in Montreal
Judge Joseph Fish; President of N.C.F.J.E.
Mr. Charles Posner; Asistant District Attorney
Reb Dovid Raskin; Menahel of Tzach and Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim Hamerkozis
Mr. Steve Cohen; of the Democratic party in Brooklyn
Mr. Sam Domb; philanthropist
Rabbi Yosef Weinberg; Director of United Lubavitcher Yeshivos
Rabbi Yehuda Kalman Marlow; Av Beis Din of Crown Heights
Yehuda Cheiko; Student in Ivy Leauge study program
Rabbi Chaim Mordechai Aizik Chodakov; Head of the Rebbe’s Mazkirus & chairman of Merkos L’inyonei Chinuch and Agudas Chasidei Chabad.
As can be seen in the video, the gathering ended abruptly when the Rebbe returned from the Ohel and entered the Shul for davening, followed by the distribution of dollars.
After the Rebbe left the Shul, there was music and dancing in 770 followed by a Farbrengen with Reb Yoel Kahn in honor of Chamisha Asar B’av.