Rabbi JJ Hecht's First Yartzeit
Watch the Rebbe suddenly enter during the gathering...
In connection with the Yartzeit of the famed Chossid Reb Yaakov Yehudah Hecht , RebbeDrive presents new footage documenting the gathering held in 770 on the anniversary of his first Yahrtziet in 5751.
The gathering was emceed by Rabbi Shea Hecht, and addressed by:
Rabbi Gershon Sabol ; Dean of Beis Rivka in Montreal
Judge Joseph Fish ; President of N.C.F.J.E.
Mr. Charles Posner ; Asistant District Attorney
Reb Dovid Raskin ; Menahel of Tzach & Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim Hamerkozis
Mr. Steve Cohen ; of the Democratic party in Brooklyn
Mr. Sam Domb ; philanthropist
Rabbi Yosef Weinberg ; Director of United Lubavitcher Yeshivos
Rabbi Yehuda Kalman Marlow ; Av Beis Din of Crown Heights
Yehuda Cheiko ; Student in Ivy Leauge study program
Rabbi Chaim Mordechai Aizik Chodakov ; Head of the Rebbe's Mazkirus & chairman of Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch and Agudas Chasidei Chabad.
As can be seen in the video, the gathering ended abruptly when the Rebbe returned from the Ohel & entered the Shul for Mincha & Maariv, which was followed by the distribution of dollars.
After the Rebbe left Shul, there was music & dancing in 770 followed by a Farbrengen with Reb Yoel Kahn in honor of Chamisha Asar B'av.