Bais Chana High School in Orange, Connecticut, marked the auspicious day of Yud Shvat as a time to strengthen hiskashrus and the Rebbe’s instructions with enjoyable and in-depth programs.
Before beginning the day, a lavish breakfast spread greeted the girls. Students then delved into the topic of the Rebbe’s request for every person to have a mashpia. A video presentation and words of wisdom and encouragement were presented by Mrs. Chanie Wilhelm, Shlucha in nearby Milford, CT.
Then, a panel of teachers and shluchos, made up of Mrs. Devorah Leah Posner, Mrs. Mushka Wineberg and Mrs. Malka Schmukler, added their insights and personal experiences with the topic of Mashpia, aiming to inspire practically.
The next stage of the program was an opportunity to learn the Ma’amer Basi Legani. Students learned in Chavrusa and discussed the unique mission of Dor Hashvi’i.
In order to translate the meaning into real action, Bais Chana introduced a Hachlata auction. Students took on hachlatos in the areas of davening, tznius, brachos, and learning, to focus on from Yud shevat to Chof beis shvat, when a raffle will be drawn for the participants.
As the day came to a close, the inspiration did not fade. An evening farbrengen was held with joyous niggunim and beautiful stories of the Rebbe shared amongst the students. The girls were treated to empowering words from Rabbi Yosi Yaffe, Shliach in the Shoreline, who gave over an impactful message about making this world a garden for HaShem, and doing it with joy.
“It was a day full of inspiration, and I’m looking forward to continuing it with the hachlata auction,” shared Bais Chana senior, Tzipporah Drukier.
“Bais Chana is all about giving our students a chinuch from the inside out, where the girls, through asking their questions, can own their choices and the learning can influence their actions,” said BCA principal, Mrs. Bluma Hecht. “The Yud Shevat program was a perfect example of Bais Chana students being given opportunities to internalize Chassidishkeit and the tools to grow at their own pace.”
For more information about Bais Chana high school, located just 1.5 hours from Crown Heights, call 203-795-5261.