Jan 16, 2013
Father-Son Shabbos in Cincinnati

25 fathers joined for an inspiring Shabbos with their sons at Yeshivas Lubavitch Cincinnati last week.

This past Shabbas - Rosh Chodesh Shevat 5773 - was a very special shabbas in Yeshivas Lubavitch Cincinnati. The Yeshiva hosted its first "Father and Son" Shabbas, for the parents living out of town. Over 25 fathers came from all over United States and Canada.

The festivities began Thursday evening with a special Farbrengen with Rabbi Yehoshua Botnik (Ottawa, Canada). Many parents came through the night and by the time Shacharis started, the newly renovated Beis Midrash was full.

After Davening and a special breakfast, the fathers were treated by a special Shiur Klali, by Rabbi Eliyahu Simpson, the senior Maggid Shiur in Yeshiva.

Following the shiur the parents went to their hosts (the Yeshiva thanks the local Anash for hosting and Hatamim Hashliach Mendy Berkowitz for preparing the "welcome packet") and many went on Mivtzoim with their sons.

Friday night will forever be remembered by all that attended. Following mincha and the weekly shiur in the Besuras Hageula of the week, each father learned a Sicha with their sons. Right before Seder Niggunim and Maariv, the guests were welcomed by Rabbi Shalom B. Kalmanson.

The Seuda took place in the newly renovated dining room and was specially set up and decorated for the occasion under the direction of the Menahel Gashmi Rabbi Eliyahu Morrison. Divrei Torah were shared by Temimim Dovid Hertzel (CH) and Menachem Amar (FL), and Mr. Leibish Brahfman (CH) and Rabbi Nachman Wilhelm (MN). The Seuda was followed by a Farbrengen with Rabbi Chay Amar (FL) which lasted way into the night.

Shabbos morning began with a special Shiur by Rabbi Zalman Baras, the Mashpia of the Yeshiva. After Shacharis all fathers and sons went to eat with their hosts and Chavrei Hanhalla. Right after Mincha, there was a special Farbrengen with Rabbi Gershon Avtzon the Menahel of the Yeshiva who demanded from the parents to "get in touch" with the Bachur spirit inside themselves. After Maariv, all the parents stayed to watch the weekly video of the Rebbe on the newly installed screen (donated by Rabbi Zalman Chein) and had a special "father and son" picture taken.

Motzei Shabbos the Yeshiva hosted a communal Melave Malka. Divrei Torah were shared by hatamim Yehuda Stell (FL) and Rabbi Yossi Krasnianski (Monsey New York) as well a Siyum Gemara by Rabbi Nachum Shifren (CA). A special video presentation was shown, which highlighted the activities of the dedicated Talmidei Hashluchim.

The highlight of the Melave Malka was the presenting of the specially prepared plaques for the honorees of the event. The "Founders Award" was presented to Rabbi Shalom B. Kalmanson. The "Zevulun Award" was presented to Rabbi Moshe Toron (Cincinnati, Ohio), President of Yeshivas Lubavitch Cincinnati, who gave the Keynote address. A special plaque was presented to Rabbi Yossi Avtzon (father of Rabbi Gershon Avtzon) for his constant inspiration and support.

The guests were entertained by the music of Rabbi Yitzchak Cowen (PA) and hatamim S"Z Okunov. Bentching was led by Rabbi Yossi Levy (OH), followed by another farbrengen with Rabbi Chay Amar till 2:30am!

Special mention was given to Hatmimim Yisrael Silverman, Moshe Raichik, and Yossi Rapp for coordinating much of the activities. The parents left inspired and energized to fulfill the Rebbe's shlichus of Lekabel Pnei Moshiach Tzidkeinu Bepoel Mamash.


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1
wow!
beautiful! thanks for posting! looks like a wonderful yeshiva.
(1/16/2013 10:48:03 AM)
2
cincinnati alumni!
so proud and happy
(1/16/2013 10:56:58 AM)
3
Go avtzons!!
The yeshiva looks amazing!!
(1/16/2013 10:59:33 AM)
4
Cincinnati Success
This is a Yeshiva where the staff really care about the students.
(1/16/2013 11:06:04 AM)
5
Big Fan!
Kol Hakavod Rabbi Avtzon!! Looks amazing!! May you go from strength to strength!
(1/16/2013 11:39:40 AM)
6
Where's Raichik
Where is the best Boucher in lubavitch hiding?
(1/16/2013 11:46:01 AM)
7
Picture #2
SHIFRENS IN THE HOUSE!!! Woohoo!! That's my father and brother!!!! Yayyy!! Love you guys!
(1/16/2013 11:48:18 AM)
8
Want to apply
i need contact num for my son
(1/16/2013 11:57:59 AM)
9
Brafmans
Looking good!
(1/16/2013 12:08:08 PM)
10
Rabbi Avtzon
Rabbi Gershon Avtzon puts his heart and soul into the Yeshivah, so that every single boy should be able to reach his full potential! He is extremely devoted!!
(1/16/2013 12:08:36 PM)
11
Go brafmanssss
Not sure who's cuter. Leibish or Mendel!!!
(1/16/2013 12:10:25 PM)
12
dovi engel
can you find him? I did :-)
(1/16/2013 12:23:09 PM)
13
Hi Nochum :)
Cant wait to see you!
Love, Levi
(1/16/2013 12:23:20 PM)
14
egp
WOW! Visiting day all over again.
(1/16/2013 1:05:13 PM)
15
Hi Rabbi Karp
NEHA student
(1/16/2013 1:28:49 PM)
16
SO BEAUTIFUL!!!
KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK.
(1/16/2013 1:49:22 PM)
17
AWESOME!
Wish I was THERE!!!!

Love
MFL (Moshgiach For Life)
Leib Chaim
(1/16/2013 2:03:17 PM)
18
Great job!!!!!
(1/16/2013 2:39:16 PM)
19
YIGAL!!!!
Coral Springs we miss you!!
(1/16/2013 2:42:29 PM)
20
Rabbi Simpson
Best history teacher out there in Lubavitch.
(1/16/2013 2:44:49 PM)
21
E.G.P
In a can we miss you!!! And Benzy
(1/16/2013 2:45:28 PM)
22
Talmidei Hashluchim
A special mention goes out to the best shluchim of all lubavitch, Yaakov Zivulin Hurwitz, Levi Pinson, MM Berkowitz, Shmuli Mendelson and Shmuli Zalmanov.
From the video and of what i hear from the buchreim learning in YLC, they are the best that can be, they work very hard and they are extremely devoted to what they do!!
Kol HaKavod!!
Nachas LaRebbe!
(1/16/2013 2:51:14 PM)
23
Rabbi Avtzon
Is the best menahal, cares for every one and is a real mentch.
(1/16/2013 3:41:32 PM)
24
Go Mr. Sadoff
What a mentch!!!
(1/16/2013 5:17:22 PM)
25
beautiful
thank you for sharing!
(1/16/2013 5:31:24 PM)
26
besides for a beautiful video
anyone know where the music is from?
(1/16/2013 5:53:43 PM)
27
WE LOVE YOU BOTNICKS!!!
(1/16/2013 6:07:28 PM)
28
Yeuda Stell!!!
Making us proud in Coral Springs!!!
(1/16/2013 6:16:30 PM)
29
brafman
leibish and mendel preety clear mendel is funny!!!!!!!!!
(1/16/2013 7:10:33 PM)
30
To #26
The first song is from Yisroel Werdyger's new album "Odeh Lakeil" the song is called "Nigun Simcha Chabad".
The second song is from Berry Webber's album "Thank You Hashem" the song is called "Chabad'sker Niggun".
I think the video is not only beautiful it's AWESOME!!!
(1/16/2013 7:20:46 PM)
31
Hey nootchs:)
(1/16/2013 7:40:17 PM)
32
Curious
In the past few years there were quite a few Yeshivas that closed down. It seems that this Yeshiva has only grown, what are they doing differently?
(1/16/2013 8:57:37 PM)
33
Go Eli Morrison!
Your doing an amazing job ! Keep up the good work!!
(1/16/2013 9:27:22 PM)
34
what an amazing idea
this is inspiring
(1/16/2013 10:04:12 PM)
35
#12
I found him!!
(1/16/2013 10:23:52 PM)
36
to Rabbi Avtzon and Hanholo
Thank you for giving our son the opportunity to learn and grow in YCL!
(1/16/2013 10:32:32 PM)
37
mendy zullof!
good to see you!
(1/16/2013 10:51:16 PM)
38
ZALMY OKUNOV!
best musician out there!!!!
(1/16/2013 11:11:36 PM)
39
Rabbi avtzon
Is the best!!! Keep up with the incredible work that you are doing!!!
(1/17/2013 12:39:00 AM)
40
YEAAAAA!!!
SHIUR GIMMEL IS AWESOME!!
(1/17/2013 12:52:19 AM)
41
Collive
Thanks! For keeping us parents updated with photos and all...
(1/17/2013 1:17:49 AM)
42
Dovi engel!!!
Keep it up, hope your having fun!
(1/17/2013 1:20:51 AM)
43
CHONI
YOU ARE THE COOLEST KID IN THE WORLD
(1/17/2013 5:20:27 AM)
44
YLC
One of the best Yeshivas out there, the staff is just amazing! Rabbi Avtzon, Rabbi Simpson and Rabbi Zalman Baras, then you have the amazing Shluchim!! and Moshe R. as Mashgiach and of coures a must to mention Rabbi Yossi Rapp as the dorm counsler!!
Its a Yeshivah that cears for the Buchreim!!!
Hatzlacha Rabba to u all!
Regards from the holy land!
(1/17/2013 6:00:11 AM)
45
Schneur Shuchat!!
Its sooo good to see you davening so nicely!
(1/17/2013 6:04:03 AM)
46
Rabbi Rapp
is that the same Yossi Rapp that arranged in Cincinnati last year the big Chanukah event??
(1/17/2013 6:04:57 AM)
47
"Zevulun Award"
Every Yeshiva need a Zevulun, it's a great Zichus to support a Tomchei Timimim! i wish to have the great Zichus as well to be a Zevulun of a Yeshiva and I hope that all those that are capable will help out Yeshivas and not wait for them to run after you...
(1/17/2013 6:10:39 AM)
48
#32
In Cincinnati they live of the blessings of the Rebbe!
(1/17/2013 6:13:04 AM)
49
amazing bochur
moishe raichik is beyond amazing. moishe raichik rocks
(1/17/2013 6:56:37 AM)
50
Mendy Zulaf
Keep Smiling!!!!!!!!!! Your smile makes others smile!
(1/17/2013 10:19:16 AM)
51
Where is Zalmy Bryski?!?
(1/17/2013 10:19:34 AM)
52
New Bulding!
Mazal Tov on the new bulding, as we all see that Mishane Mokom Mishane Mazal!!
(1/17/2013 10:20:17 AM)
53
Number 32
Which Yeshvas closed down??
(1/17/2013 10:21:16 AM)
54
#47
I would like to be a partner in this amazing Yeshiva, how can i donate?
(1/17/2013 10:22:17 AM)
55
Menachem amar
Is that the jewish star from a few years ago brother?
Looks like allot of good boys in this yeshiva! :)
(1/17/2013 10:23:23 AM)
56
Yisrael Silverman
Regards from all your beloved students in the holy land of tzfas!!
p.s. why no pics of you?
(1/17/2013 10:25:29 AM)
57
Food
Looks like good food, did Robert cook? :) or was it Mendy Brafman??
(1/17/2013 10:58:22 AM)
58
Shluchim
Keep up the amazing work!! You guys are giving tremendous Nachas to the Rebbe mhm!!
(1/17/2013 11:00:55 AM)
59
Videos
is there any videos of the Milava Malka?? it looks like it was a grat event!
(1/17/2013 11:05:08 AM)
60
#51
Zalmy Bryski is not in Cincinnati unfortunately, he is on Shlichus in Israel...
(1/17/2013 11:10:09 AM)
61
go brafmans go
Mendel and leibish brafman best pic ever:)
(1/17/2013 3:00:43 PM)
62
#54
go to www.ylcincinnati.com, click on the donate button on the top right of the page.
(1/17/2013 3:59:39 PM)
63
cincinati yeshiva
wheres choni chein cant find him
(1/17/2013 8:14:38 PM)
64
yeshiva
could you find choni chein
(1/17/2013 8:29:16 PM)
65
Inspiring shabbos
Thank you ylc for everything you do for my son in your amazing yeshiva. Please hashem help me win next years zevulun award!
(1/17/2013 10:34:03 PM)
66
What a video!
Who put together the presentation?
And how do you donate to the Shluchim?
(1/18/2013 4:04:51 AM)
67
To #66
The Shliach here in Yeshiva Shmuli Zalmanov made it.
Like it says in the video you can donate at
ylcrecording.com/donate.html
(1/18/2013 11:17:21 AM)
68
OMG!
GO MENACHEM AMAR!!!! LONG TIME NO SEE!!!! UR THE BEST!
(1/18/2013 1:39:40 PM)
69
oh ye!!
go go motti karp best bouchur every!!!!!
(1/20/2013 6:44:13 PM)
70
Shmuli Zalmanov
How lucky is Cincinnati to have the world famous storyteller Shmuly Zalmanov! He is the BEST!
(1/21/2013 4:39:03 AM)
71
Rabbi Baras
The kindest person I have ever met!!
(1/21/2013 4:40:39 AM)
72
Rabbi Rapp
This comment is for you! :)
You did it again!! May u go Michayol El Chayol!! Until the coming of Moshiach NOW!
(1/21/2013 4:41:58 AM)
73
Berky!!!
Sitting at the Mashgiach table!! berky at worky!! :)
(1/21/2013 4:44:16 AM)
74
Go Yossi Avtzon
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(1/21/2013 8:44:57 PM)
75
De France : une grand mère
Que du nah´at
Une belle initiative
(1/22/2013 7:48:23 AM)
76
YYL
Rabbi Avtzon,
Thank you so much.
We as parents, sincerely appreciate your true dedication to our children.
May Hashem repay you 100 fold.
(1/27/2013 12:27:35 PM)
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