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.

Chai (18th) Elul - 13th September 2014
Birthday of Baal Shem Tov and first Chabad Rebbe, Rabbi Shneor Zalman of Liadi

Yud Tes (19th) Kisslev - 11th December 2015
Rosh Hashanah of Chasiddus

Yud (10th) Shevat - 30th January 2015
Day of Passing of Previous Rebbe, The Rebbe Assumes Leadership

Yud Aleph (11th) Nissan - 31st March 2015
Birthday of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Schneerson

Gimmel (3rd) Tammuz - 20th June 2015
Yom Hakadosh of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Schneerson

Yud Beis/ Yud gimmel (12th /13th) Tammuz 29th & 30th June 2015
Birthday and day of Liberation of Previous Rebbe Rabbi Yosef Y. Schneerson