It was nearly 3:00 in the morning when we finally arrived at 770 Eastern Parkway, the headquarters of the Lubavitcher movement. Refreshments had been thoughtfully provided for us and whilst about 400 people who were present were singing niggunim, friends and relatives were being reunited.

What a thrill and reward it was for me to see families that had in some cases not seen each other in thirty years or more, weeping and crying for joy, and blessing those who had made this £35 flight possible.

Since our last visit, a new shul had been opened at 770. It was below street level, and there was now standing room for about 1500 people. This made it possible to have all the farbrengens in 770; there was no longer a need to book an outside hall.