Some 5,600 Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries and their guests will gather this year for the gala banquet of the annual International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries. The event, which provides one of the best opportunities to grasp some of the magnitude of the global phenomenon that is Chabad-Lubavitch today and capture some of the essential spirit that drives the movement, will once again be streamed live around the world.

Tune in to watch the event on’s live-stream, hosted on its video site,, which will feature a simultaneous ASL translation and a running Twitter commentary. Last year, some tens of thousands tuned in to watch the event live.

An exciting new development this year: The evening’s proceedings will also be streamed live on Facebook Live and Twitter’s Periscope service. Choice moments of the banquet will be posted on Snapchat. A special “geofilter” for people posting on the video and picture-sharing app will be available for those present at the conference to add to their Snaps.

The stream comes as part of a series of features across’s various platforms depicting the annual event, including news and video coverage, as well as highlights from last year’s conference.

The evening’s proceedings can be viewed beginning at 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time at