The Southeastern Regional Kinnus HaShluchim for Shluchim in Alabama, Georgia, North & South Carolina, Louisiana, Tennessee, Texas & Puerto Rico got underway Sunday afternoon at the Lubavitch Educational Center in Miami, FL.
Over 100 Shluchim k"ah were in attendance, mostly from the state of Florida but with participation from North & South Carolina, Texas & Puerto Rico as well. Shluchim from Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Tennessee were noticeably absent.
Afternoon workshops included:
*Chinuch - “Know Your Children & Be An Involved Parent” by Rabbi Yoseph Zavdi, Principal of the Klurman Mesivta
*How to optimize your data capabilities.by Rabbi Sholom Kleinman - IT Director LEC
* Halacha - The Rebbe’s Sheitas on Mechitzah, and more by Rabbi Yehuda Leib Schapiro
* Basics of Security for a public organization by Mr. Shaya Geblikian
*Hilchos Tekias Shofar and Minhagei Chabad Rabbi Sholom Ber Dubov - Shliach Orlando
* How to build an effective speech and capture hearts by Rabbi Sholom Lipskar- Shliach Shul Bal Harbor
A beautiful banquet took place in the evening during which there were greetings delivered by Mr. Chaim Wiener, Director of Lubavitch Educational Center, Mr. Yossi Duchman, Founder of the JLC in Miami Beach. Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky of Merkos delivered the keynote address and Rabbi Yoel Caroline, Shliach in Key Biscayne, Florida was honored to represent the Shluchim in addressing the crowd
The big surprise of the evening came from Florida's Head Shliach Rabbi Avorhom Korf who announced that his son and daughter-in-law, R' Motti & Adina Korf would be giving every Shliach who attended the Kinnus a special gift of $1800 for the Yomim Noraim. The announcement was very well received and a rousing round of applause went up in the hall.
Following the banquet there was a Farbrengen for Chai Elul with Rabbi Yehuda Leib Schapiro.
Monday's program will take place at Lubavitcher of Florida Headquarters in Miami Beach.
Special thanks to Rabbi Benzion Korf and his staff for the wonderful Kinnus.