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Our Trip to New York

Sunday, 6 May, 2018 - 1:14 pm

Our Trip to New York

Last week I had the privilege of spending quality time in NYC, with a wonderful group of Houston friends. On Wednesday and Thursday, a group of men joined a whirlwind 28-hour ‘Leadership Journey’.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • An insightful meeting and conversations with one of the Jewish world’s leading philanthropists, Mr.George Rohr.
  • We visited and wrapped Tefillin at the renowned Chabad of Midtown on 5th Avenue.
  • A reflective visit to the resting place ‘Ohel’ of the Lubavitcher Rebbe in Queens, guided by author and scholar Rabbi Shais Taub.
  • A superb dinner at New York’s preeminent Kosher steakhouse ‘Reserve Cut.’ 
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Highlights of the second day included:

  • An exclusive opportunity to sit in on a ‘UN Security Council’ session. We heard Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon speak, followed by US Ambassador Nikki Haley. We witnessed from up close in real time, how Israel truly is “a candle of light, in a very dark place.”
  • A guided tour of Chabad HQ with Rabbi Motti Seligson.
  • An insightful chat with Rabbi Yehudah Krinsky, Chairman of Chabad’s Global Network.
  • For Shabbat, four of us, including two women, joined 275 people from all over the country, for a beautiful Shabbaton in Brooklyn.

All participants had a remarkable experience and came home with a much needed boost of Jewish pride, a broader and deeper understanding of Judaism and the philosophy of the Chabad movement.

I am delighted to be home and look forward to seeing everyone in Shul tomorrow!


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