[VIDEO & PHOTO LINKS BELOW] Approximately 15,000 men from Lakewood converged on a massive tent in the Southern part of town on Wednesday night, for the annual BMG Evening of Chizuk. Due to the hard work of many people, the event was tremendous Kiddush Hashem – from the amount of parking, to the amount of food, to the Ruchnius in the air.The two guest speakers were Rav Moshe Tuvia Lieff Shlita, Morah D’asra of K’hal Bais Yisroel of Minneapolis MN, and Rav Boruch Mordechai Ezrachi Shlita, Rosh Yeshivas Ateres Yisroel in Yerushalayim.
Divrei Bracha were also given by the Lakewood Rosh Yeshiva, Rav Malkiel Kotler Shlita.
An award which consisted of letters signed by the Gedolim of Eretz Yisroel, was given to Reb Mordechai Hershkowitz, due to his tireless efforts the Kollel checks have not been delivered late in the past six year.
According to Rabbi Aaron Kotler, the Lakewood PD estimated that 7,000 cars arrived at the event – most cars carrying 2-4 passengers, bringing the estimated amount of people in the area of 15,000.