Koidenover Rebbe in Queens Tonight


the-koidenover-rebbeThe Koidenover Rebbe, Rav Yaakov Tzvi Meir Ehrlich, a captivating speaker who conveys a message relevant to our generation, is sought after for his wise counsel and brachos. The Rebbe’s past trips to America have proven to be a truly uplifting experience for many.

Tonight, the Rebbe will preside over a gathering at the Young Israel of Queens Valley, located at 141 – 55 77th Avenue in Flushing NY. The event, with refreshments, will begin at 7:45 p.m. The Rebbe will speak at 8 p.m.

Admission is free.

For more information, call Chazaq at 917-617-3636.

The chassidus of Koidenov was originally located outside of Minsk in White Russia. Notable chassidim included the family of Rav Moshe Feinstein (see biography in 8th chelek of Igros Moshe). Descending from the Rebbes of Karlin/Stolin and Lechovitch, the Koidenover family name was originally Perlow. The Rebbe is reviving what was once a thriving chassidus in White Russia and has recently rebuilt the first Koidenover yeshiva since the rise of Communism. His mosdos are also heavily involved in kiruv and chesed projects.

During the Holocaust, the Koidenover chassidus was practically wiped out, with most of the chassidim perishing al Kiddush Hashem. But, even after the horrors of the war, the chassidus of Koidenov was not left deserted. The Rebbe Reb Chanoch Heinech Dov zt”l reached Eretz Yisrael in 5708/1948, where he gathered the remnants of the once illustrious court. He set up his holy court in Tel Aviv, where his beis midrash was always open to all petitioners and anyone who needed a berachah or a yeshuah.

Reb Chanoch Heinech Dov was one of the greatest tzaddikim of the generation, and his avodas ha’kodesh was legendary. Under the leadership of the present Rebbe, the youngest grandson of the Rebbe Reb Chanoch Heinech Dov, the mosdos continue to flourish.

The Rebbe brought new life into the Koidenov Beis Midrash in Tel Aviv’s Dizengoff Square, establishing a kiruv center where weekly lectures are delivered by top speakers. There is also an oneg Shabbos held every Shabbos in the beis midrash, where many Jews get to experience their first taste of Shabbos during these special gatherings. These activities have been very successful and have helped many Jews return back to a life of observance.

The Rebbe’s main beis midrash in Bnei Brak has become a magnet attracting many ovdei Hashem. The beis midrash is open almost 24 hours a day with the sounds of Torah and tefillah resounding within its walls.

A group of outstanding young men as well as older talmidei chachamim are continuing in the way of Koidenov, growing in avodas Hashem under the direction of the Rebbe. The Rebbe is well known for his inspirational talks and derashos that enlighten the hearts and minds of those who flock to him. He is also noted for his unique techniques in chinuch, especially for the younger generation.

A tremendous addition to Koidenov was achieved with the opening of a yeshiva ketanah. The bachurim in the yeshiva were carefully scrutinized before being accepted, and the staff members chosen for the new yeshiva are all top class, well-known mechanchim.

Another of Koidenov’s mosdos is the Machon Siach Avos, which publishes the works of the Koidenover Rebbes. The machon has published many seforim, all reprinted and newly typeset. The sefer Mishmeres Shalom written by HaRav Shalom of Brahin-Koidenov, which delves into the sources of minhagim in halachah, is in its final editing stages. The Siddur Ohr HaYashar according to the nusach of Lechovitch/Koidenov is also to be reprinted in the near future.

Due to the immense financial burden, the Rebbe has set out on his trip to the Five Towns. The trip is to help strengthen his mosdos.

 {Dovid Bernstein-Matzav.com Newscenter}