How many shluchim does one city need? It depends on the number of Jews living there. In a city where there are 1,000 Jews, there is usually one family of shluchim, while in cities with 5,000 Jews, there will be an additional shliach and his family. So how many shluchim does a city with 350,000 Jews need?
According to head shliach Rabbi Yosef Gerlitzky, Tel Aviv is always in need of more shluchim. “Hundreds of thousands of Jews live, work, study, and visit the city,” he says. “Tel Aviv’s centrality gives it an influence over Israel as a whole. There is a great need therefore for dozens of shluchim in Chabad Houses that can reveal the Yiddishe neshamos on every street. Each year, we bring a few more young couples and open more Chabad Houses and institutions, and there is endless work.”
Currently, two new shluchim have just joined the 32 active Chabad Houses in the city, where there are around 100 shluchim so far. Last month, Rabbi and Mrs. Menachem Mendel Brikman moved to the northeastern neighborhood of Tzahala and Ganei Tzahala, while Rabbi and Mrs. Yitzchok Chaddad have settled into the south side of Tel Aviv. The shluchim have been appointed by Rabbi Gerlitzky and it is hoped that they will restore Jewish life to these parts of Tel Aviv.
(SOURCE & PHOTOS: COL.ORG.IL)