Saturday, October 11, 2008

Over 2500 join Chabad of the Conejo for Yom Kippur @ 3 Locations - Hyatt Hotel turns to "Little Jerusalem"

Once again, every boardroom, conference room, and ballroom was used to facilitate the overwhelming turnout for Chabad of the Conejo’s Yom Kippur Service at the luxuries Hyatt Westlake Plaza Hotel in Southern California. The huge Grand Ballroom was filled to capacity for Kol Nidre, Yizkor and Neilah with over 1600 adults in attendance over Yom Kippur. The hotel sold out every guest room to the 650 people spending the whole Yom Kippur at the hotel. After Kol Nidre and Maariv, the hotel lobbies, corridors, lounge areas, etc. were filled with Jews late into the night. Many commented how the upscale hotel was transformed into a “little Jerusalem”.

This major undertaking was staffed by Rabbi Moshe Bryski, Rabbi Yisroel Levine, Rabbi Eli Broner, Rabbi Eli Laber, Rabbi Shmulik Naparstek and Rabbi Yitz Weiss.

Over 300 children participated in the Youth Shul and Camp "Gan Hyatt" programs offered by Chabad. Six hotel conference and boardrooms were used to facilitate this major undertaking.

In addition to the services at the Hyatt, Chabad of the Conejo hosted services at its center in Oak Park where an additional 400 people attended and in Chabad of Westlake Village where another 200 people participated.

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