THOUSANDS OF YIDDEN AT ‘REB SHAYELEH’S GUEST HOUSE’ IN KERESTIR, ENJOYING MEALS, MINYANIM, TRAVEL ACCOMMODATIONS AND MORE
The center, led by R’ Moshe Yosef Friedlander, is taking kvitlach on behalf of the global public to the tziyon hakadosh free of charge.
With Klal Yisroel marking the 98th yahrtzeit of the legendary tzaddik and po’el yeshios Harav Shaya Ben R’ Moshe ZY”A of Keresteer, the quiet and quaint village of Bodrogkeresztúr is once again bustling with Jewish life.
Leading this charge is once again the renowned ‘Reb Shayeleh’s Guest House,’ the center of chesed and hachnosas orchim under the leadership of Reb Moshe Yosef Friedlander, who is lovingly referred to by many as ‘Ish Kerestir.’ The man who built the infrastructure and championed a mission of returning Kerestir to its former glory has been working day and night over recent weeks to accommodate the influx of visitors during these days surrounding the yahrtzeit.
While Reb Shayeleh’s Guest House teems with activity 365 days a year, the yahrtzeit season in particular sees the efforts reach a level that must be seen to be believed. As these words are being written, thousands upon thousands of visitors are stopping by to eat a warm, nourishing meal, take along food for the road, rest or wash up, daven or use the mikvah, and enjoy everything—no, more than everything—available to them at home.
In preparing the sprawling premises for the big day, Reb Moshe Yosef and his team put in tremendous thought, effort and resources to ensure that visitors are accommodated warmly and comfortably, in the ways of the revered Reb Shayeh Ben Reb Moshe ZY”A. A number of massive tents have been erected on-site, providing space for the continuous yahrtzeit seudah for both men and women, accommodate increased minyanim, and host the many Guest House services.
The yahrtzeit seudah is taking place as one continuous event, spanning the entirety of the big day. Untold thousands of portions are being prepared fresh on premises throughout and thousands of Yidden who have made the pilgrimage are joining in the festivities filled with chizuk, sipurei tzadikim and yeshuos. (Those who still wish to arrange a private yahrtzeit seudah for their group can contact 347.314.4193.)
Additionally, Reb Shayeleh’s Guest House has arranged for non-stop shuttles to and from the tziyon ‘round-the-clock during this auspicious day.
This year, with Klal Yisroel facing so many tzaros, Reb Moshe Yosef has set up a special system allowing for callers from around the globe to submit their kvitel that would be taken up to the kever on the day of the yahrtzeit — all free of charge, of course.
To submit your kvitel free of charge on the day of the yahrtzeit, please call 844.537.3784 or visit kerestirkvitel.com