Thursday, December 11, 2008

Save the date!

This coming week, on Tuesday evening December 16, in addition to the sixth and final lesson of our award winning course "Soul Maps", the Chabad Jewish Learning Institute will be hosting a Farbreingin, an inspirational evening with Rabbi Avrohom Altein (Executive Director of Chabad Winnipeg) to mark the liberation of Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi -- a leading disciple of Rabbi DovBer of Mezeritch and the founder of Chabad Chassidism.

He was released from his imprisonment in the Peter-Paul fortress in Petersburg, where he was held for 52 days on charges that his teachings threatened the imperial authority of the Czar. More than a personal liberation, this was a watershed event in the history of Chassidism heralding a new era in the revelation of the "inner soul" of Torah, and is celebrated to this day as "The Rosh Hashanah of Chassidism."

And of course all JLI students the world over will be celebrating the completion of the book of Tanya, authored by the Alter Rebbe.

The Farbreingin/Graduation will commence 9:00pm at the Chabad Torah Centre and is opened to the wider Jewish community (so that every Jew can have a taste of Tanya). If you have a friend, relative or colleague who may benefit from the spirit of Tanya, shnapps, refreshments or from a Chassidic melody, please don't hesitate to shlepp him/her along.



  1. Is this On this Tuesday? the 16th of dec ?