Last week, nearly 1,000 people from 61 Bergen and Hudson county towns gathered at bergenPAC in Englewood for a community event and concert with Israeli tenor Dudu Fisher. The program was sponsored by the Chabad centers in Woodcliff Lake, Fort Lee, Teaneck, Tenafly, Paramus, Hoboken, Franklin Lakes, Fair Lawn, and Old Tappan.
It was a modern celebration of Hakhel, an ancient biblical tradition in which the Jewish nation — adults, children, and even infants — would gather in Jerusalem for a re-enactment of the revelation at Mt. Sinai and to invigorate their Jewish devotion and commitment.
Rabbi Moshe Bryski, director of Chabad of the Conejo in California, gave a tribute to the Lubavitcher rebbe, the late Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, to mark his 22nd yahrzeit.
Dudu Fisher, “the voice of Jerusalem and Broadway,” earned international acclaim for his starring role as Jean Valjean in the Broadway production of “Les Miserables.”