Social Media has brought the world together in an unprecedented way. Yet, for the Jewish people, global unity is not something new. In ancient Biblical times, the entire Jewish nation would convene once every seven years for ‘Hakhel’ – a unity gathering in Jerusalem on the Sukkos festival at which the Torah would be read to the entire assembly.
While ‘Hakhel’ is no longer formally in effect, the Lubavitcher Rebbe strongly encouraged the Jewish community to observe the spirit of this beautiful mitzvah (which occurs this year on the Jewish calendar) with large festive gatherings, to inspire and re-invigorate us with the Torah’s teachings. To this end, all nine local Chabad centers in Bergen & Hudson counties have joined together for a first-ever Hakhel Unity Concert with international singing sensation Dudu Fisher on Wednesday, July 6, 7:30 PM at Bergen PAC in Englewood.
“Our county is home to over 90,000 Jewish people” said Rabbi Ephraim Simon of the Teaneck Chabad House. “We wanted a Jewish singer whose music genre would unite our diverse community. Dudu Fisher is one of the most talented and evocative voices on the Jewish music scene today who will undoubtedly produce an evening filled with high quality entertainment and inspiration” Simon said.
The program will include a tribute to the Rebbe by Rabbi Moshe Bryski. Rabbi Brsyki is the Founder and Executive Director of Chabad of the Conejo and its nine satellite locations and the founder of the wildly popular Conejo Adult Jewish Academy. Rabbi Bryski is widely recognized as one of the foremost Jewish scholars and lecturers on the West Coast with hundreds in attendance at his weekly classes.
Tickets may be purchased at www.BergenPAC.org or by calling 201-227-1030. Regular admission tickets are offered at prices from $25 to $45. Preferred seating tickets and access to the pre-concert meet and greet with Dudu Fisher are offered at $90.