Photos: Asifa Set to Get Underway in Queens


citifield[Photos below.] The majority of the thousands attended the asifa this evening Citi Field and Arthur Ashe stadiums in Queens, NY, have arrived there and are finding their seats. The asifa organized by Ichud Hakehillos will explore the negative impact that technology may have on our youth.

Numerous agencies have participated in coordinating the security detail of this event. has confirmed that speakers at the event will include Rav Ephraim Wachsman, Rav Elya Brudny, Rav Mattisyahu Salomon, the Skulener Rebbe, the Pshvorsker Rebbe, and the Zibo Dayan of Montreal.

See below for initial photos. In the final photo, the Lakewood roshei yeshiva can be seen learning on a boat headed to the asifa from New Jersey.

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  1. Enjoyed the pictures! Did you notice that a nice sized portion of them show cases of water and packages of food being prepared for participants? What is it with us Yidden and food? Every occasion, simcha, chag, asifa- and a good part of our preparations–Food!!

  2. To #2: I want to just remind u that many ppl left their home before 4 oclock and won’t be returning till after 11 pm. Klal Yisroel cares for each other like immediate family and won’t forget the details that might make our brothers uncomfortable in any way. Keep it up!

  3. To: #2, Mi Keamcha Yisrael! Look how yidden are caring for each other & packing food for everyone. Most people won’t be arriving at home before 12 o’clock p.m. It’s unbelievable how much food was donated from numerous catering facilities to provide for these people.

  4. Such a co-operative event promises good things for the Jewish people. Vision, courage and trust building is required across the board.