Crown Heights: “Chof-Av by the Rebbe, I did see the Rebbe’s love for you and for me…”
Chof-Av is in more ways than one synonymous with Camp Gan Yisroel, NY. The camp song in which the lyrics “Chof-Av by the Rebbe, I did see the Rebbe’s love for you and for me…” are found are by no means an exaggeration. For tens of years Gan Yisroel, NY has come to the Rebbe for Chof Av. When Chof Av fell during the week they came and when it fell out on Shabbos they came as well, all the while meriting special Kiruvim from the Rebbe. They came before Gimmel Tammuz and they’re still coming.
Today, Monday, Chof Av marking the 65th Yahrtzeit of the Rebbe’s father, the entire Camp Gan Yisroel traveled on coach buses from Parksville to the Ohel where everyone had a chance go and read a P”N. Afterwards it was off to 770 for a super Lebedike Mincha and camp songs.