Oct 30, 2016
Rabbi, Please Pray For The Jets
“Rabbi, Please Pray For The NY Jets,” a fan asked Rabbi Yitzchok Lerman at the Sukkah Mobile parked in front of MetLife stadium.
“Rabbi, Please Pray For The NY Jets,” a fan asked Rabbi Yitzchok Lerman as he passed by the Sukkah Mobile parked in front of MetLife stadium. “We lost the past four games, and can really use your prayers.”
Rabbi Yitzchok and Bina Lerman are the Rabbi and Rebbetzin of Congregation Beth El in Rutherford, NJ, and were recently appointed as the Chabad Shluchim to South Bergen County in NJ.
A month before Rosh Hashana, Rabbi Lerman and congregant Myron Timinsky were speaking about Sukkos, and how this year there would be a game at MetLife stadium, the NY Jets vs the Baltimore Ravens, on Hoshana Rabba.
“There are many Jewish people attending the game, and I’m sure they would appreciate having a Sukkah nearby, and the opportunity to shake the Lulov and the Esrog,” said Rabbi Lerman.
Rabbi Lerman reached out to the stadium, and was receive with a warm response and was issued a parking permit. He, Myron and the Shul's president, Larry Goldberg, got to work.
On the morning of Hoshana Rabba, Rabbi Lerman, Shmuel and Yosef Dubinsky from Passaic, and a few community members assembled their Sukkah on the top of a pickup truck, and went to MetLife stadium where they were well received by many fans from across the Jewish spectrum. They shook the Lulov and Esrog with dozens of people, and are considering making it an annual event.
Oh, and the NY Jets won the game.