(YWN VIDEO & PHOTO LINKS AT END OF ARTICLE) Over four thousand Chabad Lubavitch emissaries (Shluchim) and lay leaders from 73 countries converged on Lubavitch World Headquarters in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, this weekend for the 25th annual “International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries.”
The high point of the conference was on Sunday night, when emissaries joined with supporters and lay leaders for a gala banquet at Manhattan’s Pier 94. The banquet’s proceedings included a special address by former Israeli ambassador Yehuda Avner. In addition, Jewish Educational Media unveiled an original video production that highlights the interconnectedness of Jewish communities around the globe.
The highlight of the evening was the annual “Roll Call” reading of countries and states across the globe where there is a Shliach located. It is read by Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky, Director and MC of the Kinus Hashluchim Banquet.
This writer was emotionally moved upon hearing the list being read, and when thousands of people spontaneously jumped up and began dancing upon the completion of the Roll Call.
YWN has captured the highlight of the evening on video for our readers: