In Yiddish, the word Farbrengen means "spending time together." It has come to describe an earnest and brotherly gathering of Chassidim, punctuated by song and talk.


Farbrengens are usually held on an auspicious day in the Hasidic calendar such as a birthday or Yom Hilulah of one of the Chabad Rebbes, or a day in which one of the Chabad Rebbes was released from prison.

At Chabad House of West Hampsead these dates are commemorated with an uplifting celebration.

In addition, every Shabbat Mevarchim we hold a Farbrengen. 

Chai (18th) Elul 
Birthday of Baal Shem Tov and first Chabad Rebbe, Rabbi Shneor Zalman of Liadi

Yud Tes (19th) Kisslev  
Rosh Hashanah of Chasiddus

Yud (10th) Shevat  
Day of Passing of Previous Rebbe, The Rebbe Assumes Leadership

Yud Aleph (11th) Nissan  
Birthday of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Schneerson

Gimmel (3rd) Tammuz 
Yom Hakadosh of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Schneerson

Yud Beis/ Yud gimmel 
Birthday and day of Liberation of Previous Rebbe Rabbi Yosef Y. Schneerson