6,500 Chabad Rabbis and Guests Chart Jewish Revival at New York Conference
Arriving in New York from the four corners of the earth in a Hakhel year devoted to gatherings large and small, 6,500 Chabad-Lubavitch shluchim (“emissaries”), and their guests from all 50 states and more than 100 nations and territories around the world are immersed this week in workshops, special events and personal encounters at the annual International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries (Kinus Hashluchim). The nearly week-long event gives most of Chabad’s 5,646 rabbis the opportunity to meet with friends and colleagues who they have not seen for years. They are also welcoming hundreds of young rabbis who have joined their ranks over the past year, including those from the 120 new Chabads established in the past 12 months, on average one every three days.
Record 36 Torahs to Be Completed Simultaneously at Chabad-Lubavitch Banquet
Thirty-six expertly trained scribes, most of them Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries themselves, each armed with a feather quill and a small pot of ink, will simultaneously complete a record 36 new Torah scrolls being written for Jewish communities around the world that do not yet have a scroll of their own.
This will take place in the presence of 6,500 rabbis and guests at the concluding banquet of the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries (Kinus Hashluchim) that will be live-streamed at 4:30 PM: