Historic: Bobover Rebbe Shlit”a Launches ‘Building Fund Campaign’ Seeking to Complete Fundraising Goal of $125 Million
Motzei Shabbos was an evening of history in the Bobover Chassidus, as the Bobover Rebbe Shlit”a gathered his flock for an urgent Asifah—packing the massive Bobover Beis Medrash with over 2,000 people.
“The chassidus, and Klal Yisroel in general, are faced with challenges unprecedented since it began to reestablish itself following the great Churban,” the Rebbe said.
The kehillah is the largest in Boro Park, with a sprawling network of mosdos. Yeshiva Bnei Zion has been located in a part of the shul for decades, having long outgrown the space. Bnos Zion of Bobov has likewise outgrown even its enormous building.
The ongoing projects to provide an adequate, appropriate space to host these future generations—fortifying them with the spirit and the strength to withstand the winds of the times—will cost about $125,000,000.
Opening the event, Harav Avrum Einhorn, a Menahel in Yeshiva Bnei Zion, highlighted how important it is for the entire Kehila to share in the ultimate goal of getting the two new buildings completed in the near future.
The Rebbe Shlit”a headlined the event by urging the entire community to raise $10,000 per person, by either fundraising or donating the said amount, in an effort to raise the $125 million for the completion of the buildings.
The projects is said to cost a combined $125 million, of which $90 Million has already been pledged, and with the hopes of raising the remainder of the funds needed to complete the project.
Completing the event Rav Chazkel Rosenberg, who’s stood at the forefront of the Growth of the Bobover Mosdos in recent years, shared some details of the projects, while noting that further details of the historic campaign will be shared in the coming days.
The crowd left the gathering charged with a sense of mission and excitement (enormous sums would be contributed in the next 24 hours alone; many brought in the entirety of the asked $10,000, while those of greater means donated from several hundred thousand to one million!)—joyful in the opportunity to partner with their beloved Rebbe toward building the future of the Bobover institutions—a project that has not ceased in the seventy years following the Churban—bridging the worlds of Bobov and Boro Park in a golden chain of Torah and Chassidus.
Photo credit, Achim Lenchevsky