Jun 6, 2013
The Rebbe is My Inspiration

Chad Shapiro, a 17 year old student in Atlanta, produced a video for a school assignment titled ‘Inspiration,’ his being the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

The 11th grade students at Yeshiva Atlanta, a modern orthodox high school in Atlanta, Georgia, were recently given a class assignment that required each student to make a short 2-3 minute video about various subjects.

Chad Shapiro, a 17 year old student in the class, was assigned the theme of ‘Inspiration’. All on his own he produced his video.

His family are very active in their Chabad House in Alpharetta, Georgia, led by the Shluchim Hirshy & Rashi Minkowicz and Dov Ber & Devora Leah Thaler. The Shluchim, who had no prior knowledge of the video, were pleasantly surprised when the video surfaced.

“As we approach Gimmel Tammuz, it is heartwarming to know that Boruch Hashem we have had the ability to impart into our community a sense of connection to the Rebbe and Chabad Chassidus,” said Rabbi Hirshy Minkowicz.




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1
awesome
great job on the video!
(6/6/2013 3:11:09 PM)
2
wow!
Rabbi & Rashi Minkowicz - ive been through your programs and know how chad was educated! you are such real role models! Rabbi - your spirit and teaching are unsurpassed! this is amazing. great role models as shluchim!
(6/6/2013 3:26:01 PM)
3
wow
beautiful
(6/6/2013 3:26:54 PM)
4
Beautiful
Go chad!
(6/6/2013 3:34:52 PM)
5
current rebbe
great!
Just one mistake, the rebbe isn't "the privies rebbe of chabad" (as he says in the video)
(6/6/2013 3:39:48 PM)
6
wowowowow!!!!!!!!!!!!
chad u are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(6/6/2013 3:42:22 PM)
7
what a mature, smart, spiritual young man!!
so great!
(6/6/2013 4:06:10 PM)
8
Brought tears to my eyes..
I was Chad's counselor at the Minkowitzs camp ages ago and its beyond amazing and incredible to see you all grown up and maturing into an inspiration for others!!

Go Chabad of Alpharatte!! Rashi and Hirshy do incredible things! May you keep changing the lives of so many people!!
(6/6/2013 4:07:34 PM)
9
Very well presented!!
More power to you!
(6/6/2013 4:31:11 PM)
10
Love the Shapiros!!
Anthony and Tracy- you are both Shluchim too!! Thank you for opening your home and hearts to us counsellors the summer I spent in Alpharetta. My life has changed and you were part of that. Very proud of Chad!!!!!!!
(6/6/2013 4:37:39 PM)
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Go Chad and Rabbi Hirshy!!
Rabbi, you are our blessing here in Alpharetta. We are lucky to know you and have you part of our lives. You have taught us so much and give of yourself every day. Chad, thanks for this awesome video. Thank you Rebbe for sending us Rabbi Hirshy.
(6/6/2013 4:41:12 PM)
12
So proud of you CHad!!!!
Love Feldmans Cape Town!!
(6/6/2013 4:43:52 PM)
13
You are amazing!
Wow Chad!!!! Fantastic. You and your beautiful family have always and will inspire me!
(6/6/2013 4:55:21 PM)
14
nicely done
Pretty good for an amateur
(6/6/2013 5:20:13 PM)
15
Always amazed by rabbi Hirshy
Chad has talent- it is gorgeous! Rabbi Hirshy - you are a most unique and brilliant chabad rabbi! We love you!!
(6/6/2013 5:24:45 PM)
16
WOW!
(6/6/2013 6:07:15 PM)
17
Nachas
Hope you got an A!!!
(6/6/2013 6:22:22 PM)
18
Amazing
Amazing video chad!!!!
(6/6/2013 6:36:41 PM)
19
Rashi Minkowitz.
Thank you for advising us in how to run our Hebrew school, you are truly a role model for us!!
-shliach and shlucha in Lakecrest
(6/6/2013 6:57:44 PM)
20
beautiful!
amazing to see a non frum boy have the rebbe as his inspiration!
(6/6/2013 7:09:15 PM)
21
Go Hirshy!
Hirshy is really one of the most amazing Chabad rabbis I have ever met.
I feel honored and privledges to have gotten to know you and your family, and this video is only a glimpse Into how you have effected every person you met.
Your community is so loving, caring, and welcoming, and it's all because of you.
(6/6/2013 7:20:04 PM)
22
Way to go chad!
Chad, I seriously just for goose bumps watching this video. It's was so inspiring, and I'm so proud to k ow the younge NAND behind it.
(6/6/2013 7:21:10 PM)
23
Love it
Nice job
(6/6/2013 7:34:39 PM)
24
The mikvah!!
I was once traveling and used the mikvah that Rashi and Hirshy Minkowitz built. It would be fare to say, it is one of the nicest mikvahs in the USA!!!!!!
(6/6/2013 7:40:42 PM)
25
Chabad chabad, Not bad chad!
(6/6/2013 7:42:47 PM)
26
shout out to chabad of alpharetta
when i think of true shluchim i think o fthe minkowitzs
hard working and selfless,doors always open to all kinds of yiden always doing favors and helping fellow shluchim
we stayed with the minkowitzs on pesach and we saw all of the behind the scenes first hand .The activity and action were beyond belief. The rebbe is proud!
keep up your amazing work!
(6/6/2013 8:00:58 PM)
27
non frum boy?
The Rebbe wouldn't call him non frum! Great job.
(6/6/2013 8:01:52 PM)
28
Fantastic
Great job Chad! I'm so happy you get to display your amazing work publicly so you receive the praise you deserve!
(6/6/2013 8:06:51 PM)
29
What a shliach!!!!
You make us all proud!!!
(6/6/2013 8:16:47 PM)
30
Amazing!
Hirshy and Rashi this is proof of the amazing work you do in Alpharetta! When a high school student chooses the Rebbe for a report you know you have truly touched someone's soul! Keep up the great work!
(6/6/2013 8:23:02 PM)
31
So inspiring!
It's so inspiring and refreshing to see shluchim who are proud of where they come from and what they stand for and the Minkowiczs' exemplify just that! I was a counselor by them and rabbi Hirshy and rashi reminded us every single day that we were there for the rebbe and no other reason! Kol hakavod to them for imparting this message on everyone in their community as well. Great job chad-great video!
(6/6/2013 8:38:58 PM)
32
Great Job!1
This is so beautiful!!!!
(6/6/2013 10:10:21 PM)
33
Amazing!
Words can not express how I feel after watching your video! You are an inspiration to many, as the Rebbe was to you.
I guess spending Shabbos with you and your family, I can see how much your Yiddishkeit means to all of you.
(6/6/2013 10:28:39 PM)
34
wow
very nice
(6/6/2013 10:34:11 PM)
35
Donins Texas
Chad, you are an inspiration. Anthony and Tracy, WOW! May you have continued Nachas From Chad, Gregg and Shaina. Hirshy and Rashi, you have inspired so so so many. People look up to you because you are REAL people. NOT holier than thou etc.. May Hashem continue to bless you with the spiritual, emotional and physical strength you need to continue in your holy work. We love you both!!
(6/6/2013 11:08:21 PM)
36
GO CHAD !!!!!!!!!!
At age 17 to recognize greatness and apply yourself in that direction, YOU WILL ACHIEVE GREAT THINGS IN YOUR LIFETIME!!!!!! You are amazing!
(6/6/2013 11:50:49 PM)
37
Very inspired shlucha
Rashi and hirshy this video shows us all that the message being taught in Alpharetta is a strong and good one. The rebbe would be proud! May you continue your good work and keep inspiring people to inspire others.
(6/7/2013 12:13:10 AM)
38
Beautiful
This video was deep and moving
(6/7/2013 12:35:58 AM)
39
Wow
Beautiful, no words!!!
(6/7/2013 1:38:31 AM)
40
Amazing CHAD!!!!
brilliant chad!Love from the Minkowitz's South Africa
(6/7/2013 1:52:46 AM)
41
Impressed
I am not only impressed with this video and the inspiration of the Rebbe, but I have been to Alpharetta and am so impressed with the beautiful mikvah, summer camp, and the devotion of Hirshy and Rashi.
(6/7/2013 6:55:15 AM)
42
Powerful!!
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! I don't know you Chad, but you're definitely someone with your head on straight! MUCH MAZEL AND BROCHA TO YOU!!!
(6/7/2013 10:36:21 AM)
43
Very nice
Great video!!
(6/7/2013 3:22:26 PM)
44
to 27
the Rbbe wdnt call ANYONE not frum. were all children of Hashem and sons of the Rebbe himsekf!
yechi Hamelech!
(6/7/2013 4:17:28 PM)
45
Inspiration spreads...
Now everyone in your class has seen the Rebbe's image and heard of the Rebbe's greatness. Chad, you're a real nachas.
(6/7/2013 4:58:26 PM)
46
this makes me so happy!
Proud to know u chad!! Go alpharetta!! Best place in the world.
(6/8/2013 11:22:33 AM)
47
Chadd
Wow
What a smart kind and hard worker you have turned into
I am so proud of you
And proud of our Rebbetzins and Rabbis who have made
Our little corner of Alpharetta one of inspiration and yiddishkite
What a wonderful community we have
(6/8/2013 11:34:50 PM)
48
Chad's speech
KOLHAKAVOD ................

Laureen & Marty
(6/9/2013 10:23:37 AM)
49
wow
so amazing
(6/11/2013 8:26:03 PM)
50
GO CHAD
nice chad
(6/17/2013 10:13:04 PM)
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