Excitment is growing within the Bobov Kehilos in Israel, and especialy within the Bobov Kehila in Bat Yam on the occasion of the upcoming visit by the Admor of Bobov. The Rebbe will depart from the US to celebrate Chanukah amongst his Chasidim and admirers in Israel.
The Rebbe is expected to leave his residence in the Boro Park on Motzei Shabbos and will arrive in Israel on Sunday morning and travel directly to Kiryat Bobov for a Shacharis at 8:00 am.
The climax of the five-day visit will be Shabbos Chanukah filled with uplifting spiritual moments which will take place in Bat Yam. The Rebbe will participate in the Chanukas HaBayis of the new yeshiva.
During the week there will also be a Hachnasas Sefer Torah in the memory of the patron of the yeshiva, Rabbi Moshe Elias, who throughout his life worked tirelessly for the institutions in Kiryat Bobov.
On the programs as well are visits to Torah institutions throughout the country, including Yeshivas Etz Chaim in Bnei Brak and Talmud Torah, as well as a visit to institutions in Yerushalayim. He will then travel to the Kosel and to Kevin Rochel with all his followers.
The Rebbe will be hosted by his brother-in-law, Rabbi Yaakov Yisrael Meislish, Mara Da’asra Kiryat Batov in Bat Yam.
Preperations are well under way, in the early hours of Tuesday morning, huge cranes arrived, transporting the huge tent poles into the courtyard between the yeshiva buildings, to erect a huge tent where the lighiting the Chanukah Menorah will be held and the Tish on Shabbos.
The rebbe is scheduled to stay untill until the end of the Shabbat Parashat Miketz, when the Rebbe will leave back to the US and go directly to Monsey for vacation.