Bobover Rebbe Leads 1,200 Chassidim on Israel Visit

NEW YORK (Hamodia staff) -
Shmuel Kuzi, an EL AL vice president, greets the Bobover Rebbe as he boards the flight Sunday night at JFK Airport. (EL AL/Shahar Azran)
Shmuel Kuzi, an EL AL vice president, greets the Bobover Rebbe as he boards the flight Sunday night at JFK Airport. (EL AL/Shahar Azran)

The Bobover Rebbe on Sunday night set out for a weeklong visit to Eretz Yisrael, leading about 1,200 chassidim to celebrate the opening of a new shul in Bat Yam.

The Rebbe, Harav Benzion Halberstam, shlita, left from John F. Kennedy International Airport. Prior to departure, he was greeted on the plane by Shmuel Kuzi, EL AL vice president and general manager for North and Central America.