Due to popular request and to not conflict with the Mattisyahu concert, the Hasidic Holiday Celebration changed to Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 6:30 pm at 4900 Sioux Drive, Boulder.
While most Jews celebrate Rosh Hashonah at the beginning of the school year, Chassidim tend to add extra times for celebration and introspection. This Wednesday night and Thursday is the 19th day of the month of Kislev, which is celebrated as the new year of Chassidism. It was on this date, in the year 1798, that the founder of Chabad Chassidism, (and noted author of the Tanya) Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (1745-1812), was freed from his unjust imprisonment in Czarist Russia due to libel on him from his opponents. 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 teachings that has positively influenced all practice of Judaism today.
Join us at a Chassidic gathering taking place this Wednesday night, December 14 at 6:30 pm at Lubavitch of Boulder, 4900 Sioux Drive, Boulder. At this Farbrengen (informal gathering), we will sing and reflect on the significance of and relevance of this unique event in our daily lives, hoping to make a deeper connection to our Divine Source through Judaism. A light meal will be served. For more information or if we can count on you for the minyan, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to read up more about the history of Yud Tes Kislev, click here.