12 classmates of Rabbi Israel Uzan, Shliach to Abuja, Nigeria surprised him by flying in and pre-arranging a packed 96 hour Kinus alongside the virtual Kinus.
Rabbi Israel Uzan, Shliach to Abuja, Nigeria was scheduled to be in alone this year with his family. A far cry from the rejuvenating experience he would regularly have, at the kinus in NY.
Realizing his predicament, his classmates from Yeshiva got together, and despite the never ending logistical issues with getting in and around Nigeria — arranged a full 4 day kinus, aligned with the virtual kinus, packed with courses, Farbrengens, and visiting the many different Chabad institutions that Rabbi Uzan has built, from the first 770 shul under construction in central Africa, Montessori Preschool, state-of-the-art Mikva, to the humanitarian schools he has built and much more!
The classmates, all Shluchim themselves, from all over France, came laden with over 1,500 lbs. of kosher meat, cheese, and other kosher products that are not readily available in Nigeria.
“This is our power. When we are b’achdus, we can overcome any challenge, even the hardest challenge of golus” said Rabbi Pinson, General Director of Chabad Nice.