The story of how Lechu V’Nelcha Boston began is one of such hashgachah pratis that it deserves special mention. Last July, Rebbetzin Fink’s cousin, who lives in Boston, gave birth to a little baby boy. However due to the baby’s early birth, the bris was postponed. At the age of nine weeks, the baby was finally able to come home, baruch Hashem. In planning the bris the parents were told that in the case of a postponed bris, the date of the bris is calculated as 7 full days after the day the baby was brought home. Since the baby came home on a Friday, this would mean that the bris would be held on the following Friday.
Rebbetzin Fink knew that her presence at this bris would mean a lot to her cousins, since they don’t have family in Boston. But driving to Boston for the bris on Friday, and then getting back home to Brooklyn in time for Shabbos, was just not doable. There seemed to be no way for her to participate in this simchah. And then the baby caught a slight cold. Nothing serious, baruch Hashem, but enough of a reason for the mohel to say that he would be more comfortable with performing the bris on Sunday. Rebbetzin Fink happily made plans to drive up to Boston that Motzoei Shabbos and her trip went so smoothly that she was even able to catch some of the Selichos in the shul in Boston. The bris went as planned and Rebbetzin Fink was thrilled to be able to share in the joy of the baby’s bris with her family.
Now, here is where things got interesting. There was a Rav at the bris by the name of Rabbi Levin. Rabbi Levin’s daughters had gone to Bais Yaakov seminary and had been fortunate enough to have had Rebbetzin Fink as their teacher. When Rabbi Levin was approached by Rebbetzin Fink regarding the possibility of starting a branch of LVN in Boston, his interest was piqued since he recognized her name because of his daughters’ experiences in seminary. “Coincidentally”, he was giving a shiur that very evening to the post-seminary Bais Yaakov girls in Boston, and he was excited about presenting the idea of LVN to them at the shiur. Had the bris not been held on Sunday, Rebbetzin Fink would not have been able to go. Because she was able to attend the bris, she met Rabbi Levin. And, as the saying goes, the rest is history. The girls in Boston can now claim with pride that they too are part of the network of ruchniyus called Lechu V’Nelcha.