CROWN HEIGHTS (SHMAIS.COM) Kaporos @ The National Committee for Furtherance of Jewish Education, the only Kaporos operation serving Crown Heights for 40 years consecutively was once again Boruch Hashem very successful with well over 10,000 chickens sold during the week and on Erev Yom Kippur.
Before Kol Nidray, the Zal upstairs where the Rebbe would always give the "Birchas Habonim" was set up just like the days of old. The Zal was packed wall to wall with Bochurim saying Tehillim, they also sang Niggunim. Those who could not fit in the Zal, stood in the hallway & in the "chotzer" by the windows.
Following Maariv most of the Mispalelim remained in 770 to recite Tehillim. R’ Menachem Gerlitzky was the Chazzan for Tehillim. In the Rebbe’s room the Chazan for Tehillim was R’ Moshe Klein.
Kerogil on Yom Kippur day downstairs in 770, during the break between Mussaf and Mincha, there were Minyonim for Mincha and Kriah happening all over Shul with Maftir Yonah being sold to raise money for various projects.
The weather for Yom Kippur was nice by night but cloudy and a few showers by day. Due to cloudy conditions only some people were able to do Kiddush levana on Motzoei Yom Kippur.
Hatzolah a number of calls during the day.
Special thanks Nochum Markowitz and his sponsors for the elaborate break-the-fast refreshments outside 770.
Listed below are the Chazzonim for Kol Nidray = KN, Pesukei Dezimra = PD, Shachris = S, Mussaf = MU & Neila = N as well as the recipient of Maftir Yonah = MY @ 770, Rebbe's room and @ the Ohel.
KN – R’ Mottel Berkowitz
PD – R’ Luzer Kenig
S – R’ Zalman Goldstein
MU - Rabbi Shmuel Butman - Mussaf was over @ lerech 3:30pm
MY – Dovid Tsiurdman
N – R’ Mottel Berkowitz
Napoleons march started around 7:26pm and lasted till 7:33pm
KN - Rabbi Nochum Kaplan
PD - Rabbi Shmuel Lipsker
S - Rabbi Mendel Schneerson
MU - Rabbi Yudke Edelkop - Mussaf was over @ lerech 3:05pm
MY- Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky
N - Rabbi Nochum Kaplan
KN - Rabbi Sholom Duchman
S – Rabbi Benzion Raskin - Israel
MU - Rabbi Sholom Duchman
MY- Rabbi Chaim Boruch Halberstam
N - Rabbi Sholom Duchman
*Lerech 500 people k"ah spent YK @ the Ohel.
With reporting by and our thanks to Zalman Chein.
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