NEW YORK (Jul. 31)
For the 26th consecutive summer some 200 Lubavitcher senior rabbinical students left New York to begin their Torah spreading mission to hundreds of Jewish communities across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Central and South America. These students have volunteered to spend three to five weeks of their summer vacation time to travel to cities and towns to make contact with masses of Jews at the grass roots level, meeting them on the streets and in homes, in shopping centers and at work.
The young men, aged 18 to 24, travel in pairs. To some communities, namely, Houston, Milwaukee. Vancouver, Canada, Caracas, Venezuela and Panama City, Panama, the educational arm of the Lubavitcher movement, Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch, has sent larger groups of students who will study together several hours each day and thereby form the nucleus of a Torah study group to attract local participants. They will spend the remaining hours of the day reaching out to the surrounding Jewish community.