In honor of Yud Shevat, the Chinuch Yaldei Hashluchim division of The Shluchim office broadcasted a live rally via web for all Yaldei Hashluchim around the world.
Thousand of Young Shluchim logged on to a special virtual rally room, and were treated to a fantastic 1 hour of inspiration and excitement in honor of Yud Shevat.
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On the web rally program, the children said L’chaim, gave Tzedokah, and were treated to an inspiring video presentation of the Rebbe, as well as a video which taught the Ma’amar Basi Legani. Additionally, an interactive game of “Operation Dirah Betachtonim,” challenged the children to numerous questions regarding Yud Shevat with the option of faxing or e-mailing in their answers and receiving a prize.
The twelve pesukim were recited by children spanning the globe, with the participation of over 400 families and approximately 2500 children ranging from Gothenburg, Sweden, to Hong Kong, the rallies were met with an overwhelming response and great excitement, giving the Yaldei Hashluchim the feeling that although their locations span the four corners of the globe they are still united by a common thread, inspiring them to continue in their great work as the future generation of lamplighters to inspire others to follow in the way of Chassidus.
Yaldei Hashluchim were able to virtually meet their friends and family from around the world! The web rally proved to be a great way to impart the importance of the day to the children, by making the web rally a hi-tech global farbrengen. “This is a great example of utilizing modern technology for ruchnius,” said the master of ceremonies of the web rallies, Rabbi Yaakov Tzvi Kantor.
The web rally was scheduled for four separate times to accommodate different time zones and languages, and families were vying for the honor of reciting a passuk and having their family’s photo on display, for all to hear and see!
The response has been overwhelming. As one Shliach put it, “I would like to compliment you on an excellent program which was fun, highly educational in terms of the Chassidishe content (Hiskashrus, Bosi Legani explained etc), and very well produced for children (eg the graphic display of Bosi Legani). Continued hatzlocho with your avodas hakodesh!”
For more information on this program, and to participate in other activities for the Yaldei Hashluchim, www.shluchimkids.org
A special thank you to the Master of Ceremonies Rabbi Menachem Lipskier and Rabbi Yaakov Tzvi Kantor. This Rally was Leulei Nishmas Rabbi Mendel Shemtov A”H.