Eliyahu Parypa, Chabad.org
CROWN HEIGHTS – This is a world class portrait.
More than 2,000 rabbis took part in a “class photo” outside the Chabad-Lubavitch world headquarters in the neighborhood this weekend as part of the group’s annual convention, which brings together more than 5,000 Lubavitch emissaries from 86 countries to Crown Heights.
The panoramic photo, taken outside 770 Eastern Parkway near Kingston Avenue on Sunday morning, shows rows and rows of rabbis lined up on specially constructed bleachers where the Jewish organization takes the photo on the final day of the rally in four days each year.
Rabbis line up for the portrait on bleachers built outside the Chabad-Lubavitch World Headquarters building, 770 Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights. (Photo credit: Eliyahu Parypa, Chabad.org)
The convention, or “kinus” in Hebrew, is one of the biggest events to take place in the Lubavitch Jewish community in Crown Heights, home base to thousands of emissaries who live and work as leaders of the communities. newly established Lubavitch around the world. .
The class photo, as well as a huge annual banquet attended by thousands of rabbis, are traditions of the convention; last year, emissaries claimed to have taken the “world’s largest selfie” at the event, using a selfie stick placed in front of the crowd of rabbis.