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.