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Novominsker Rebbe to Head Agudah "Leil Hisorerus"
Rabbis Bergman, Dunner and Schorr to Deliver Addresses

by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Agudath Israel of America's national headquarters announced this week that a "Leil Hisorerus" will take place at the Brooklyn Marriott Hotel on the evening of September 21, the first day of Selichos. The event will be headed by Rabbi Yaakov Perlow, the Novominsker Rebbe and Rosh Agudath Israel of America, and those in attendance will also be addressed by Rabbi Meyer Tzvi Bergman, rosh hayeshiva Yeshivas Rashbi in Bnei Brak; Rabbi Aharon Dovid Dunner, dayan of Khal His'achdus Hachareidus, London; and Rabbi Avrohom Schorr, rav, Khal Tiferes Yaakov.

Last year's Leil Hisorerus, the first such gathering, was organized as a matter of necessity, since Agudath Israel's national convention had to be moved to late December and a new location, due to Chanukah's coincidence with Thanksgiving weekend. That Leil Hisorerus at the end of November brought well over 2000 men and women to the Brooklyn Marriott to hear the words of celebrated speakers and gedolei Yisroel. The event was extremely well received, and made it easier for many in the New York and New Jersey Orthodox communities to participate in the sort of gathering that traditionally has been available only to those attending Agudath Israel conventions. Having received numerous requests for a repeat event, Agudath Israel leaders decided to schedule a second such Brooklyn gathering this year.

The event is scheduled to begin at 8:00 P.M. and is expected to once again draw a strong attendance. Though the hotel hall holds approximately 2000 people, last year projection screens were outfitted in the large lobby area outside the hall for the overflow crowd, and organizers expect to do the same this year. The event will also, as last year, be broadcast on a Jewish radio station and electronically transmitted to over a dozen cities across the country.


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