Jan 23, 2013
Bais Rivkah's Memorable 10 Shvat
Bais Rivkah High School spent an inspiring Yud Shvat with a visit to the Rebbe's home and hearing from Shluchim about the only Chabad agenda.
Yud Shevat. The meaning behind those words usually gets lost behind a flurry of activity in Crown Heights, but as soon as you stepped into Bais Rivka High School on Crown Street today, you understood what Yud Shevat means for all of us.
Our day started with an inspiring speech from Tzivie Geisinsky, a former Beis Rivka student. We all sat riveted, and took a powerful message from it. The Rebbe’s message to bring Moshiach is not something age-old, and not something that was just for our grandparents- it is a message that is ongoing and is meant for us, the young ones of the generation.
Immediately afterwards, Rabbi Avremel Shemtov spoke to us. He reminded us of our special mission as the seventh generation, and that Yud Shevat is when it all started, when the Rebbe became Rebbe and spread the word that we must bring Moshiach.
Following the Rebbe’s directives that everyone should memorize Basi Legani, we sang Basi Legani that we learnt together as our Hachana for Yud Shvat.
We then headed to different homes in the community, where we all enjoyed a delicious brunch, learnt a sicha and then davened together.
Rabbi Telsner spoke to the 12th grade about what a Rebbe means to us today.
Thanks to the Wilhelm, Gansberg, Halon, Gorowitz, Sharfstein, Rivkin, and Block families for graciously hosting us.
The next part of our day was moving and very much an experience. We got a chance to see the Rebbe's house, the old furniture that hasn’t been changed really hit home and made the Rebbe and Rebbetzin so much more real to us - the generation after Gimmel Tammuz.
We returned back to Beis Rivka, watched a Rebbe video and then proceeded to write Panim. Inspired from our morning activities, we connected to the Rebbe in a deeper way than usual.
Afterwards, we enjoyed a beautiful Fleshig buffet. We stood together and sang, our arms around each other, feeling the holiness of the day.
We returned to the Shul for our last speaker of the day, Rabbi Krasianski. He spoke about how our agenda has never changed and never will change until we take care of it. We have no other agenda as Shluchos and Chassidim of the Rebbe then to bring Moshiach!
This is a day that we will always carry with us, in our minds, lending us inspiration and guidance when we need it.
Thank you Beis Rivka for another memorable Chassidishe Yom Tov!