A Farbrengen is a Chassidic gathering in which the participants inspire each other to lead an exemplary Jewish life. In the spirit of true Ahavas Yisroel (love for one’s fellow Jew), the participants encourage each other to study Torah diligently, to fulfil Mitzvos in the best possible manner, to improve one’s character-traits, and to spread Judaism to others. These messages are all shared through a unique blend of Torah explanations, stories and Chassidic melodies; at times poignant and at times exuberant. No wonder that "What a Hasidic farbrengen can achieve, even the angel Michoel cannot achieve!"
Rabbi Mutty Fogelman is the Executive Director of the Chabad Terror Victims Project which aids and assists victims of terror and war in Israel. At a recent Farbrengen at Yeshivah Gedolah, Rabbi Fogelman shared an incident involving his father, which took place in the “early years” of the Rebbe’s leadership.
Rabbi Aharon Eliezer Ceitlin spent two years at the Yeshivah Gedolah in Melbourne, where he served as a member of the fourth Kevutzah (group) of Shluchim (the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s emissaries). Today, he serves as a Shliach in Tzfat (Safed - Israel), and directs several Chabad-Lubavitch institutions. Here, Rabbi Ceitlin recounts how his determination to fulfil one of the Rebbe’s directives overcame all obstacles.
Rabbi Binyomin Cohen is Rosh Yeshivah (dean) at the Rabbinical College of Australia & New Zealand. At a recent Farbrengen at the Rabbinical College, in honour of his birthday, Rabbi Cohen shared the following words of inspiration:
Rabbi Yossi Gordon is the founder and director of Chabad of Tasmania, a teacher in Yeshivah College, and an active community member. At a recent Farbrengen at the Rabbinical College, Rabbi Gordon shared the following:
Rabbi Boruch Dov Lesches currently serves as the rabbi of the Chabad community in Monsey (New York). During a recent visit to Melbourne, Rabbi Lesches devoted much of his time inspiring the students through his Shiurim and Farbrengens:
Rabbi Yitzchak Shlomo is a successful businessman based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During a recent visit in Melbourne, he shared some of his experiences growing up in Israel. These were subsequently recounted at a Farbrengen at the Rabbinical College:
Rabbi Moshe Feller is a senior Shliach (Chabad-Lubavitch emissary); he has been reaching out to fellow Jews in his native Minnesota since the early 1960's. In particular, he is famous for always carrying a pair of Tefillin wherever he goes, adopting the American Express Card motto "Don't leave home without it!" He is constantly ready to help a fellow Jew don Tefillin. At a recent Farbrengen attended by students of the Rabbinical College, Rabbi Feller shared many gems:
Rabbi Dovid Eliezrie is Executive Director of North County Chabad Centre (California), President of the Rabbinical Council of Orange County and Long Beach, and a board member of the Jewish Federation of Orange County. At a recent Farbrengen at the Rabbinical College, Rabbi Eliezrie shared the following:
Rabbi Mendel Lipskar is Executive Director of Chabad of South Africa. He also serves as Rabbi of the Shul at Hyde Park in Johannesburg, and is a charismatic globetrotting orator who inspires audiences with passion and purpose. At an Achdus (unity) gathering attended by students of Yeshivah Gedolah, Rabbi Lipskar shared the following:
Rabbi Adin (Steinsaltz) Even-Yisrael is a well-known teacher and author, most famous for his monumental Hebrew translation and commentary on the Talmud. At a recent Farbrengen in Melbourne, attended by many Yeshivah Gedolah students, Rabbi Steinsaltz shared the following: