Starting at 3 PM at the Nassau Coliseum, the convention is timed to coincide with the 20th day of Sivan commemoration of the murder of thousands of Jews and the burning of many sifrei Torah in Eastern Europe several hundred years ago.
The fact that the event is being held on the same day as the 70th annual Celebrate Israel parade was purely unintentional, said Yitz Farkas, one of the convention’s organizers.
More than 10,000 people are expected to turn out amid heavy security at the coliseum for the three hour event, which will feature words of inspiration from the Satmar Grand Rabbi, Rabbi Aaron Teitelbaum, and the head of the Eidah Charedis in Jerusalem, Rabbi Moshe Sternbuch, and several other unspecified speakers.
According to Farkas, the last similar event took place in 1978 at the New York State Armory and was led by the Satmar Grand Rabbi, Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum.
Farkas said that the event is being highly anticipated in the Satmar community.
“This is going be really huge, something really special,” said Farkas.