While emissaries from around the world met in Brooklyn over the weekend, their sons had a gathering of their own
Four thousand Chabad emissaries from across the country and around the world, known as shluchim, gathered last week for the group’s annual conference in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. While the shluchim were meeting, their sons had a camp-like gathering of their own. Organizers estimated that 577 boys, separated into age groups, took part. As they arrived Friday morning, Tablet Magazine checked in with a few of the 288-odd seven-to-12-year-olds who spent the weekend in sleeping bags at the Beit Rivkah School for Girls.
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