Chof Menachem Av 5783
Sunday 19 Av (August 6) - Tuesday 21 Av (August 8)
Welcome to the website containing all the necessary information concerning the day of Hillula.
Chof Menachem Av 5783 will mark the 79th anniversary of the passing of Harav Levi Yitzchak Schneerson, a kabbalist and scholar who wrote commentaries on esoteric Jewish texts and led the Jewish community in Ukraine during Soviet persecution.
As the father of the Rebbe, it is our honor and duty to commemorate his yartzeit with a special program near his resting place in the old Jewish cemetery in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
The Chof Av Hachnosas Orchim will be providing full accommodations and an extensive and uplifting program.
Beginning on Sunday 19 Menachem Av 5783 - August 6, 2023, at 11:00 AM
Concluding on Tuesday, 21 Menachem Av 5783 - August 8, 2023, at 10:00 PM
As you book your flight, please verify that you are in Kazakhstan and that your final destination is the Almaty International Airport (ALA / UAAA).
Depending on the citizenship and passport you hold, you may need a visa to enter Kazakhstan.
Once you have your flight booked, make sure to register for the Chof Av Hachnosas Orchim - click here
From arrival to departure, we will be taking care of your physical needs so that you can focus on your spiritual pursuits such as davening, learning and farbrenging. The organizing committee will be coordinating: Continuous rides between the airport and the hotels (a 20-minute drive), the Jewish cemetery and R' Levi Yitzchok's Ohel (15-minute ride), the Chabad House, Mikvah and to the conference center for the grand farbrengen. Also provided will be nutritious meals throughout the day at the hotel, and a 24-hour service of hot and cold drinks and refreshments.
HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS & FOOD
Hotels have been booked to host all guests who are registered. Rooms will be allocated accordingly by the organizers For a nominal cost. Single room: $90, Double room: $30.
Catered nourishing meals will be provided throughout the days.
A detailed program of the minyanim, shiurim, farbrengens, and a map of the location of central places (Ohel, hotels, shul, mikvah, and conference center) will be provided to you upon arrival.
VISITING THE OHEL
The Ohel of Hagaon Harav Levi Yitzchok Schneerson OBM, the father of the Rebbe, will be open for the public over the 24 hours of his 77th yartzeit. The Ohel will be open for davening, reciting Tehillim and reading a 'pan'. Available in a nearby tent will be drinks and refreshments. At the beginning of every hour, there will be transportation available to the various hotels (a 15-minute ride).
The central farbrengen, attended and addressed by rabbonim, mashpiim and Shluchim from across the world, will take place at Rixos Hotel on Monday , the day of Chof Av at 7:00 PM.