Rabbi Boruch and Devorah Klar are a winning team!
The Klars have a long track record of bringing the Rebbe’s message of love and unity to the Jewish community of Morris and Essex Counties as Chabad emissaries. Since 1980 they have created many initiatives which have helped to bring people together in a joyful, spontaneous way. They came to their work with great enthusiasm, wanting to change the world. Some of the programs they have introduced:
THE GRAND PURIM BALL
... which was held in the Wilshire Grand Ballroom and attracted up to 1800 people for many years from every community to Hotel Ballrooms with awesome celebrations of music and dance. A night to always remember was Purim night with singer Jo Amar, the night that saw the end of the Persian Gulf war.
THE JEWISH RENAISSANCE FAIR
... which took place in Morristown on the Rabbinical College of America 15 acre site, Liberty State Park and South Mountain Reservation in West Orange. This fair was frequented by thousands of Jewish families every Labor Day Weekend for 33 years. It celebrated Jewish life and included concerts, carnival rides and games, arts and crafts, Artists’ Quarter, story time hayride, hands on workshops and more.
... was a Saturday night concert and dinner venue which brought the best of Jewish entertainment to the pubic for 15 years.
JEWISH LEARNING INSTITUTE
... has brought the depth of meaning and relevance of Judaism to thousands of people literally changing lives.
THE BEGINNER'S SERVICE
... has grown into a vibrant and joyous Chabad Shul and Learning Center.
Smile on Seniors (SOS) is a program where volunteers called “Bubby Buddies” visit assisted living resident on a regular basis. The goal is to bring joy and lift the spirits of the elderly.
And yet Shabbat House may just be the most revolutionary project of the Klars to date. It has the potential over time to attract many thousands of people, again in a loving and joyful way. One day the concept and reality of Shabbat House will spread around the world.