Rabbi Nechemia Vogel (L) and Rabbi Chaim Block.

Two Shluchim Appointed to Board of Merkos

At a gathering of the full board of Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch, Rabbi Nechemia Vogel, Shliach to Rochester, New York, and Rabbi Chaim Block, Shliach to San Antonio, Texas, were appointed to serve on the board.

At their annual meeting following the International Kinus Hashluchim, the board of 11 Shluchim voted on appointing two new members. They fill in the two seats previously held by Rabbi Daniel Moscowitz, OBM, and Rabbi Nachman Sudak, OBM, who both passed away this past year.

The last Shluchim to be appointed to the board were Rabbi Mendy Herson and Rabbi Yitzchok Wolf.

Board members attending the meeting included: Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky, Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky, Rabbi Zalman Grossbaum, Rabbi Shmuel Kaplan, Rabbi Yisroel Deren, Rabbi Moshe Feller, Rabbi Mendy Herson, Rabbi Zev Katz, Rabbi Sholom Ber Levitin, Rabbi Avrohom Shemtov and Rabbi Yitzchok Wolf.


  • Shluchim only?

    During the days when the Rebbe ran Lubavitch, there was only one Shliach on the board, now almost all are shluchim. Is this what the Rebbe wanted?

    • reply to 1

      Before Gimmel Tammuz there were more straightforward people who cared about the Rebbe and the Rebbe’s mosdos. As the years went on, sadly, the only people who seem to care are by and large the Shluchim. I am a Crownheightser, I sometimes donate a bit of my ma’aser to Shluchim, but not always, I also usually host a Shliach during the Kinus Hashluchim, if it works out for me. Other then that, truth be told, I don’t really do much for the Rebbe or the Rebbe’s mosdos. I’m not saying all Crownheitsers are like me, but most are and some don’t even do what I do. [Yes, some do more]. Why then should a non-shliach be on the board of Merkos today? It only makes sense for people who are dedicated to the fulfillment of the Rebbe’s vision to be members. I think the shluchim are the ones who are actually “doing what the Rebbe wants.” Let us all respect them, and show them are greatest support for doing what we should all be doing . . .

    • reply to 1 wrote

      I would also add that from the good work of the Shluchim, it is clear and apparent that the Rebbe still runs Lubavitch. Number 1, do you not agree?

  • correction

    If I’m not mistaken mendy herson and yitzchok wolff were only appointed for a two year rotation and are not permanent members