The main Pittsburgh fabrengen took place at the home of Reb Zev Rudolph, who gave a brief report of his visit to the holy land with the UJF Mega mission and discussed the importance of all of us to help others in the community to reach higher.
Rabbi Yisroel Rosenfeld the head shliach in Pittsburgh recounted stories of how he would approach the Rebbe on his birthday which was on yud beis Tammuz, he would approach the Rebbe with his zeide, Rabbi E. Simpson a'h. And discussed the experience of going into the Rebbes room with his zeide with the lists of names for Moshiach Sefer Torah.
Mr. Shlomo Jacobs who was recently appointed president of Yeshiva related what a zchus it is to be part of the Rebbes brilliant business plan, which is bringing moshiach faster all over the world.
Rabbi Hershel Pfeffer, the gabai at the Lubavitch Center and long time shliach in pittsburgh, related how he went into yechidos to the Friediker Rebbe to ask for a blessing for his brother who had received papers to report for Army duty, the Friediker Rebbe motioned that he come closer and read the Rebbes lips and look at the Rebbes eyes and told him "your brother will come home gezunt", somewhat perplexed Rabbi Pfeffer went home not understanding the blessing.
It was a Friday that his brother was to report, the family waited at home for him to return, it was during the winter and Shabbos began early and he was not home yet. He arrived home very late Friday night, with instructions that he return for the test results on Monday, however his face was very swollen and the family were concerned.
Monday he returned to the Army offices and his face was still very swollen, he received his dismissal papers from the army and returned home, however by the time he arrived home his face had returned to normal and the family understood the brochoh.
Rabbi Efraim Rosenbloom related his experience of seeing the Friediker Rebbe for a brief encounter after a fabreng and the impression it made on him as a young bochur. He encouraged everyone to use the time of yud beis yud gimmel tammuz wisely.
Reb Yitschok Shlomo spoke the importance of everyone taking upon himself a 'hachloto tovah' how important that we all daven with a little more yiras shomayim.