The annual event draws rabbis from around the globe to the borough for what is billed as the World’s Largest Rabbinic Gathering, aimed at reviving Jewish awareness and practice.
The tradition, started by the late Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, dispatched thousands of shluchim (emissaries or agents) as part of a worldwide “Mitzvah Campaign” to help far-flung Jewish communities and bring Judaism to Jews with no or minimal Jewish engagement.
One of the highlights include the “class picture,” in which the thousands of rabbis pose early morning for a group photo in front of Chabad-Lubavitch world headquarters.
Later in the evening there is a gala banquet that brings together all the rabbi’s, supporters and lay-leaders for a sit-down dinner.
The event will be held in Suffern NY, at Rockland Community College.
See below the photos-video from this morning.