As we approach the day that marks 70 years of the Rebbe’s leadership, Chassidim all over the world are preparing for this day and working on personally and collectively strengthening their hiskashrus.
With the help of Vaad Or Vechom Hahiskashrus, community leaders have been organizing events exclusively for women in many communities such as Houston, TX, Melbourne, Australia, Detroit, MI, St. Paul, Minnesota, Los Angeles, CA, New Haven, CT and Las Vegas, NV with more events in the works. These events were a resounding success with a record number of attendees and standing room only at some.
“The program was beautiful b’gashmiyus and b’ruchniyus,” remarked one of the Detroit attendees where delicious food was served and a diverse crowd of over 100 women participated. “The vibe was so warm, welcoming, inspirational and positive. I am so glad that I decided to attend.”
At these events, the women heard inspirational words from local leaders, watched a specially produced video, learned a Sicha with guided discussion points and broke into round-table discussion groups to discuss the Rebbe’s view on important issues including shidduchim, chinuch, life’s challenges and shalom bayis. Some communities have planned more events leading up to and on Yud Shvat that will include farbrengens with guest speakers and learning opportunities.
Additionally, many women signed up to learn more and do more mivtzoim as part of the global 70 Years Strong campaign.
Overall, everyone left uplifted and happy that they came. “We are very pleased with the turnout and how it all worked out in the end,” remarked an organizer from Melbourne Australia.
It is not too late for your community to meaningfully prepare for Yud Shvat!
Or Vechom has created a packet of resources designed for women’s events that are available for all who sign up. It includes flyers, ideas, videos and curricula prepared especially for these gatherings and to share on social media. These resources will guarantee that your event is an evening of elevation and transformation and are adaptable to the size and needs of your community.
Utilize these resources. Learn it and Live it. Connect with the Rebbe. Join this global initiative. And may we be zoche to farbreng with the Rebbe this Yud Shvat!