This week, El Al Israel Airlines welcomed the Bobover Rebbe, the Rebbetzin, and more than 1,200 chassidim who are traveling from JFK and Newark Liberty International Airports to Israel. The Rebbe will lead a celebration of the opening of a Bobov shul in B’nei Brak/Bat Yam. To honor the new seferTorah for the shul, thousands of chassidim will sing and dance with the Torah as they escort it there.
Worldwide, over 2,000 Bobover chassidim are expected to partake in this historic trip, the first time the Rebbe has traveled with so many chassidim. Upon departing New York, thousands of chassidim gathered to bid the Rebbe farewell, while more welcomed him at Ben-Gurion International Airport. The same is expected on his departure from Israel.
The chassidim are all served gourmet Regal meals on their El Al flights. Regal meals contain the highest level of kosher certification and are available on any El Al flight from New York (JFK or Newark). These should be ordered at least 24 hours prior to departure and 48 hours prior to Saturday-evening departures.