Jews Come Together To Help Form A Minyan In Hospital


Hackensack – What do Jews do when a man is stuck in a hospital and needs a Minyan late at night to say Kaddish for his mother? The answer is, they come together.

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Rabbi Chanoch Kaplan, a Chabad Shliach in Franklin Lakes, NJ was in the Hackensack hospital last night, visiting a Jew who got injured in an accident in the area.

The man was within the year of losing his mother. In the 6 months since she passed away, he had not missed saying Kaddish once. The man was concerned that at the hour of 10:45 PM in a Hackensack hospital, there would be no way to arrange a Minyan.

Rabbi Kaplan immediately called the Chabad rabbi serving the Hackensack Jewish community, Rabbi Mendy Kaminker to see if anything could be arranged. Before long, 9 people showed up, and Kaddish was able to be said!

Rabbi Kaminker posted the story on his Facebook page, saying “My first thought was no way! But then I said – let’s try! And 9 amazing people came to help with a minyan in middle of the night!”

“I am so proud of our community! May we gather many times for happy occasions,” he concluded.

Wow! I am so proud right now.At 1045pm I got a phone call from Rabbi Chanoch Kaplan, the Rebbe's shliach in Franklin…

Posted by Mendy Kaminker on Thursday, August 22, 2019

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