Despite the forecasts, the rain kept its distance during Cheder at the Ohel’s pre Lag B’Omer Parade. In the spirit of Ahavas Yisrael, Cheder at the Ohel students marched from their building through Valley Stream State Park and into the neighborhood.
Kita Hey had a drum band, and the younger grades made posters about the different mivtziom the Rebbe implemented.
The oldest class is still in the process of building a tefillin float for a local shliach.
A spectator stopped some of the marchers to let them know how nice it is to see a Jewish presence in the neighborhood. He made a point to mention that he is Jewish too and he used to drive a bus in Brooklyn for yeshiva boys.
At the end of the parade, the boys held a rally with the 12 Pesukim recited, led by principal Rabbi Pinchas Margolis.
The boys and their families enjoyed the parade immensely. “This parade is so nice because it is small. I can see my son march and the boys of all grades can fully participate,” commented a Cheder parent.
It was a great prep for the Great Parade to be held in Crown Heights Sunday, which the Cheder boys will be participating in as well.