By COLlive reporter
A new program endorsed by Florida’s Chabad Rabbonim will give Chassanim the appropriate resources to enable them to meet the challenges of marriage in the contemporary world.
The Miami Chosson Center will provide every Chosson a review of halachos and hashkafa and a place where he will prepare himself, for an entire week, to assume his role as a husband, father and provider.
It’s program director is Rabbi Yossi Srugo, a mohel, sofer and a chosson teacher in Miami. He says the idea came “in response to the pressing needs of our young Chassanim.”
“Today’s challenges – the influence of the outside world through mass media and other means that are very invasive, the effects of negative internet exposure, and the high cost of living – all are creating a new set of problems,” he told COLlive.com.
“We are seeing an increasing number of young couples for whom the tradition preparation does not suffice and who need a different kind of help to set them on a path of sholom bayis,” Rabbi Srugo says.
The program will be held at Chabad of Golden Beach on Collins Avenue in Sunny Isles Beach, with accommodations across the street and The Miami Semicha Program in Miami Beach.
Halacha classes will be taught by Rabbi Aharon Liberman of Synagogue Inverrary Chabad in Lauderhill; Rabbi Aryeh Citron, Posek, author and Chosson teacher; Rabbi Yisroel Frankforter, Director of Smicha Program, Miami Beach; and Rabbi Srugo.
Hashkafa classes with many rabbis, including Rabbi Yossi Marlow, Rov of Beis Menachem in North Miami Beach; Rabbi Citron, Rabbi Chay Amar of Chabad of Golden Beach, Rabbi Laivi Forta of Aventura Chabad and R. Mendel Rosenfeld of Lubavitch Aventura South.
Pre-marital education and counseling by Marriage Boot Camp, a program developed by Yehi Ohr, Jewish Community Services of South Florida and has been specifically tailored for the Miami Chosson Center. Its goal is to provide relationship skills and counseling for a successful marriage. All classes will be taught by male, frum professionals.
Financial Education: Budgeting and job coaching by “Marriage Boot Camp” and special guest- financial advisor Jaime Hadida. Participants will explore parnasa options and learn how to get started on the path to financial security.
“These young men will emerge from the program with clear guidelines of how to give their marriage the practical and spiritual foundation that will bring their new family a life of Shalom Bayis, which is the goal of a Chasidishe marriage,” says Rabbi Srugo.
1st Session: Monday, 3rd of Cheshvan (Oct. 23) at 10 AM – Friday 7th Cheshvan (Oct. 27). (Available accommodations for Shabbos). Cost: $1000 per person early registration (before Sukkos); $1200 thereafter. Price includes all meals and also accommodations from Monday to Friday. To register, call 305-318-1880 or email [email protected]