Preparation for “The Great Lag B’Omer Parade” is in high gear. It’s been three long years since the last parade, and Lag B’Omer won’t be on Sunday again until 5784! The Parade committee is working overtime to make this parade one that will be remembered for years to come.
“We will be putting more of a focus on the children and the excitement of the parade route. We really want the kids to feel like they are taking part in something spectacular” said Rabbi Shimon Hecht, the parade chairman. “We will be having more screens, more clowns, and new thrills along the parade route.”
The entertainment is being headlined by Jewish superstar Benny Friedman, coming off his hot new album “Fill the world with Light”. Also featured is an all-new, special live show by children’s favorite “Mitzvah Boulevard” and Chaim Fogelman.
The theme of this year’s parade will be "שנת עז ", a reference to the Talmudic expression “Ain Oiz Ela Torah “there is no power like Torah”, and based on the verse “מפי עוללים ויונקים יסדת עוז” “Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings, You have established strength”. With the recent rise of anti-semitism, it is the voice of our children’s Torah that empowers us against all that wish us harm. The parade will especially commemorate 50 years of Mivtza Tefillin and the victory of the 6-day war.
Stay tuned for parade updates and the release of the first promo video.
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