This Wednesday, 22 Cheshvan, the Kinus Hashluchim 5780 will begin, with the official opening of the Kinus at the Farbrengen of the Rebbe MH”M on Shabbos Mevorchim Kislev. In the offices of the Kinus committee under the auspices of Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch, tireless effort are being invested into finalizing the last details of this year’s Kinus.
As we have reported, upon receiving the Rebbe’s Bracha through the Igros Kodesh, the Vaad has decided that the banquet this year will take place in the beautiful Razag Ballroom in Crown Heights, ‘kan tziva Hashem es ha’bracha’.
In previous years, with the blessed increase of the number of Shluchim, the large Zal of 770 has become too small. Despite the tables being crowded together, many people remained without a place to sit, even when every possible space was used, including the area under the women’s section.
For the Shluchim’s convenience, buses have been arranged to be departing from 770 to the Razag Ballroom every fifteen minutes. As well, after the event is over, from the Razag Ballroom back to 770.
The Rebbe’s participation in the Shluchim’s expenses are widely known, often contributing large sums, in some years covering the entire cost of the Shluchim’s airfare.
In recent years, the Vaad Hakinus of Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch initiated the custom of awarding large financial grants to Shluchim, both to assist with covering their airfare, and as a financial award toward their Shlichus year-round. Combined, these awards would total in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The Vaad Hakinus has informed ChabadInfo.com that Chasidic philanthropist R’ Shalom Ber Drizin generously sponsored a large sum of money to be distributed to hundreds of Shluchim, in the form of financial grants.
Many of the Shluchim will bring along their young children – those next generation Shluchim who are born and bred in some far-off country amidst foreign languages and cultures, without the warm embrace of a vibrant Jewish community, extended family, or without the possibility for Kosher Jewish schooling.
For them, the Kinus organizes a special camp-style experience, offered in a variety of languages to accommodate the diversity of young Shluchim, including Hebrew, Yiddish, French, and English. During the duration of the Kinus they enjoy a rich, Chasidishe program with activities, outings, and educational fun, with an emphasis on instilling pride in their unique mission as being the Rebbe’s soldiers.
The early online registration for the Shluchim is for the nominal sum of $36. Registration at the Kinus will be $50.
Likewise, if a Shliach would like to bring a mekurav or gvir to the banquet, the Shliach needs to register him on the Kinus website (the cost is $100). Mekuravim and G’virim will not be allowed entry without prior registration and payment.
The complete program for the five days of the Kinus, will be publicized in the coming days.
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