Travelling Chassidim Enjoy an Uplifting Shabbat of Celebration in Bushey
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Thursday 8th June 2017

This week the Travelling Chassidim and their families were privileged to be hosted by the Bushey Community in honour of Rabbi Elchonon Feldman’s induction at the synagogue.

Led by Mr Binet of Stamford Hill, the group added to the ambience of Shabbat with their unique Ruach and lively singing.

The moving Carlebach style Kabbalat Shabbat, led by Chazzan Meislik, was followed by a communal Shabbat meal in the shul function hall. Over 100 community members enjoyed a Shabbat meal courtesy of Kelman's Catering in conjunction with Reich's, replete with spirited Zemirot and Divrei Torah.

At the Seudah Shlishit, the 200-strong crowd were addressed by several guests to the community, including Mr Stark of Travelling Chasidim’s Manchester division and Mr Scharf of its London division, amongst others. All who spoke told of the remarkable spiritedness and noteworthy hospitality of the Kehillah members.

The visit ended with a moving Havdalah which culminated in lively dancing and singing.

“Wow is all I can say”, says ‘L’ in a message to a wife of one of the Travelling Chasidim, “…I feel so blessed to have had you come to our community”.

‘J’ said that the inspiration from this Shabbat easily “did more than three lectures from a Rabbi”.

The Traveling Chassidim is a group of Chassidic families from London and Manchester, who travel around the country. The Traveling Chassidim – a not-for-profit organisation - is part of the World of Belz institutions, under the guidance and leadership of the Rebbe of Belz in Jerusalem, Israel. The  group was Inspired by Project Inspire and the teachings of the late great Rabbi Noach Weinberg of Aish HaTorah. Bringing with them classic Chassidic warmth and liveliness, together with the special aura of the holy Shabbat day, the Traveling Chassidim form a deep connection with the host community, resulting in a Shabbaton that is truly transformational, memorable and – sometimes even contagious...