In several hours, some 1,200 Bochurim will gather in six different locations around the world, for a global Shabbos Hachana to Gimmel Tammuz – arranged by the Vaad Talmidei Hatmimim. An additional five locations – including the annual National Shabbaton in Israel, which hosts 1,600 – are in the works, to take place in the upcoming weeks.
The largest Shabbos is taking place at the Yeshiva in Morristown, which will be hosting 400 Bochurim from the Yeshivos in Baltimore, New Haven, Westchester. Chovevai Torah, 770 and some 90 Bochurim from Oholei Torah – and of course Tomchei Tmimim and Tiferes Bochurim in Morristown. Rabbi Yaacov Moshe Wolberg is joining from Manchester, as well as the respective Hanholos from all those yeshivos.
Additional Shabbatons are taking place in Yeshivos in Miami, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Montreal and Westchester, with plans in more locations throughout the world.
This Shabbos is also 30 years from the Rebbe’s call to make Kinusei Achdus on the Shabbos leading up to Shavuos, making these events all the more meaningful.
The Bochurim will spend the entire Shabbos learning, Davening and Farbrenging together, in an extraordinary warm Chassidishe atmosphere of Ahavas Rayim. Divrei His’oirirus and Farbrengens with guest mashpi’im – will guide them in their quest for a real Hiskashrus leading up to Gimmel Tammuz.
Rabbi Moshe Herson, Dean of the Rabbinical College of America, says, “There is no doubt that this is giving the Rebbe tremendous Nachas Ruach. Bochurim gathering from 7 different Mosdos in one location, in a spirit of Ahavas Yisroel on the week before Shavuos, and in preparation for Gimmel Tammuz, is most beautiful and uplifting. Bez”H we will continue to grow, and give the Rebbe Nachas.”
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