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Thousands of rabbis gathered in New York last week for the 28th International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries, which came to a close Sunday night.

Nearly 4,000 rabbis from more than 75 countries participated in the annual event, whose goal was to revive Jewish awareness and practice around the world.

At the conference, emissaries and their guest attendees participate in workshops, study sessions and lectures, intended to provide them with programs and techniques to take back to their communities around the world.

The traditional photo of the Hasidim in front of the building at 770 Eastern Parkway, where the Lubavitcher rebbe lived until his death in 1994, is one of the high points of the annual International Conference

The event came to a close on Sunday, with a gala banquet that was live streamed onto the internet, and watched by audiences at Chabad House centers abroad.