The holidays can be such a juggling act–just ask Juggling Josh, this year’s popular performer at Chabad of the Five Towns’ Simchas Beis Hashoevah in Andrew J. Parise Park (Cedarhurst Park). Over 450 mesmerized guests participated in the event, watching the exciting performance on Sunday, September 22, while also making sure to enjoy the music of Azamra DJ. There was extra incentive to dance the night away as visions of Laffy Taffy and other goodies enticed the children, thanks to a generous sponsorship of gift cards from Oh! Nuts.
Rabbi Zalman Wolowik, director of Chabad of the Five Towns, explains the success of one of Chabad’s most anticipated and enjoyable annual events. “The themes of Sukkos are joy and unity and, at Simchas Beis Hashoevah, both are expressed. The people of all ages and backgrounds dancing together is the ultimate expression of Sukkos in action. Additionally, I would like to add, the success of the sukkah mobile and pedi-sukkah was remarkable. I would also like to thank our community for their ongoing support as well as the Village of Cedarhurst, led by the honorable Mayor Parise.”
In addition to the grand party, Chabad also makes every effort to reach every Jew in the entire Five Towns/North Woodmere area to give them all the opportunity to perform the mitzvah of lulav and esrog.
Yet Sukkos is not a once-a-year event for Chabad. Chabad’s Hebrew School has successfully provided a Jewish education to hundreds of families for many years. Each year, they begin by welcoming the students and families with a brunch which also introduces the beauty of the upcoming holidays.
CTeen, one of Chabad’s many successful youth groups, also began their celebration early with a sukkah party, in which they also packed the 400 goody bags to be enjoyed by the children on Simchas Torah.
For more information about Chabad’s many programs for all ages and religious levels, please call 516-295-2478 or visit www.chabad5towns.com. v