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Five hundred Bais Rivkah High School girls enjoyed a Shabbaton in the Raleigh Hotel in Upstate, NY with renowned speakers. Full Story

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I spy Feigie S
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I spy Feigie S

go Feigie you did an amazing job!!!!!!

BRHS Mom
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BRHS Mom

After hearing from my daughter how many of BR faculty friends and relatives were at the Shabbaton, I was beginning to understand why a school Shabbaton cost us so much!!!! Is our $170 to cover all those “extra” people? If yes that is really unjust!! Manu of us can not afford the $170, but we can’t “humiliate” our precious daughters by either not sending them or asking for a lower price!! These high prices are insane!! Everyone stop being blind to the money the schools constantly suck out of us every other day, on top of the tuition that we… Read more »

to BRHS mom
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to BRHS mom

I am sorry that you see it this way. I see that 170 as true investment into my girls’ commitment to Torah and Chassidus. When they sit on the floor with their teachers and farbreng until 4 in the morning, when they report back to me how the administration and teachers interact so beautifully with the students, and the students see the teachers outside the classroom as people, mothers and role models… this to me is priceless. So instead of focusing on how much this took out of you – which I understand is no small amount – think about… Read more »

To#2
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To#2

Knowing that the cost of this Shabbaton was way over my head, I told my daughter early on… babysit!! earn the $$$. I don’t want you to miss out on such a special occasion! She’s been babysitting on and off constantly and Baruch Hashem I only had to pay for a bit of it!! Nothing extra special comes for free! The girls would never have been happy with a junky hotel etc.. The extra families did not come for free!!!

agree with you #4 but...
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agree with you #4 but...

Yes I agree its beautiful to see teachers outside the classroom etc. But #2’s point was why all the extended family and friends?!?! Im sorry but for every child to bring along a friend and for every last grandchild to join is unjust! You can come for shabbos and u instance it of course, but please dont be shnorish and bring along every married child with they’re big families kah!

to #2
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to #2

i would like to reiterate what number 3 said.
Lots of teachers go on the shabbaton and stay up til the early hours of the morning talking to the girls and inspiring them.
maybe they should have a shabbaton with no rabbis, no teachers and no inspiration? what would be the point then? the 170 dollars is incomparable to the amount of spiritual (and emotional) inspiration the girls get on this shabbaton.

Agree with #5
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Agree with #5

Of course teachers should come but they really don’t have to bring grandchildren and all married children. And a friend per child I think thats taking advantage of our money. But loved shabbaton thank you!

BRHS 2 AND 3
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BRHS 2 AND 3

I agree with both. this was over our heads, especially if have more then one daughter. But they also had a great time.
I do wonder why so many staff brought along more then just their own half

to#2
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to#2

i think that before writing or saying anything u should think. think how much for you it would cost to go to a hotel times that by 500 then add food for 8 meals and over 500 ppl then add the activities. and that doesnt include the buses which was coach buses and now tell me if the 170 that everyone is giving even covers for 3/4 of the shabbaton. oh and each teacher paid to go so plz jst not to embarrass urself think and stop thinking that bais rivka robs u!

To #3
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To #3

Bingo! I was appalled when I read #2 , she obviously did not speak to her daughter about the Shabbaton, I did! It was one of the most inspiring and well organized events BR has had! Yashar Koach to the organizers! And yes, let all the teachers, rabbis , and administrators bring the whole family, let all the girls see the human side of their wonderful teachers! Please BR plan more of these events , they are worth more than the eight hours of school each day!

The Best Shabbaton Ever!
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The Best Shabbaton Ever!

The teachers who take more then one room happen to actually pay for them

bais rivkah alum
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bais rivkah alum

To number # 2 how do you know that they didn’t pay for their rooms? From your comment it is clear that you are probably
Part of the “let’s not pay but expect everything ” group
Eventually it will catch up to you and your kids

to #2
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to #2

BR rents out the whole hotel so if there is extra rooms then y not bring more ppl along?
as a 12th grader, i realize how every little thing that happened cost money and adds up to thousands and thousands of dollars. ur $170 did not go towards the teachers and other members to stay at the hotel, but for your daughters benefit.

to number two
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to number two

Any teacher who brings family, PAYS!!!!!!
Before making assumptions that your money PAYS for them, get your facts straight!!!!!!!!!! Seriously!!!!!

to #2
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to #2

100% percent correct!

to #2
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to #2

why do u have to spoil something so good? it was amazing!!!!!!

To clarify to everyone
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To clarify to everyone

The teachers get one room for themselves, and any additional rooms they need to pay for. asking how they could afford it with a Beis Rivkah salary is a different point entirely….
Not a single teacher came to vacation with their family, they came to inspire, farbreng and connect with their students! and thats exactly what they did!

student
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student

the shabbaton costs about 100,000!
the teachers have to pay for their rooms

from the source
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from the source

each extra family member or married child of a teacher pays to come. only the teacher is paid for. your money goes straight towards benefiting ur own child. stop being negative about stupid things

is anyone surprised????
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is anyone surprised????

Is anyone surprised that Rabbi Manis Friedman was there?? It seems like he’s everywhere!! I great Yashe Koyach to R’ Manis. He was the highlight if the weekend for my daughter!

I happen to know
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I happen to know

Anyone who asked for a scholarship got one! There were rlly nice ppl who sponsored for other girls!!! Every single teacher that was there was dedicated beyond and was there for the students! Which other school would cover the deficits and give so many scholarships? Brhs rox 😉

i spot..
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i spot..

in the last picture mimi, shaina and dassie.
You guys are AWESOMEE!!

to #2
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to #2

Why not enroll your child in some other school that does not ask for additional money for events like a shabbaton?

a teacher
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a teacher

i brought my family and paid for every single person.

When I was in High School
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When I was in High School

Shabbaton is the most incredible memory I have of high school. Aside for the fact that it was inspiring, it gave us students the opportunity to employ our skills and talents in a real way, and actually partake in and share the fruits of our labor. Since then, I have never felt so devoted to something, so driven by something, so given to something. I truly miss being able to have such an impact and being able to give at the same time. I also remember how badly us organizers wanted EVERY GIRL TO BE THERE. I remember some girls… Read more »

girl from chicago
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girl from chicago

really creative theme i have to say im impressed with that. . who thought of it??

grateful mother
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grateful mother

what an incredible shabbaton. i am so grateful to all the girls who worked so hard, to the teachers and administrators who worked so hard and thank you for bringing all your children and making sure that your families enjoy themselves so that you can do all the incredible things you do with a happy and easy heart.
some people really miss the point. let us focus on what we should. thank you bais rivka for all you do!

parents of 8 girls bh
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parents of 8 girls bh

I would like to thank beis rivkah for being an amazing school. My girls love the place. You give so much extra chasidishe programs. And to remind every one we pay double gfor purboys in yeshivahs.

so proud!
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so proud!

so proud of my little sister in 12th grade for making the posters in first photo about how the world is changing in preparation for Moshiach’s time! Yay Chaya!

A teacher
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A teacher

I am a teacher in Bais Rivka High School. I thought the Shabbaton was incredible – and the HOURS/DAYS of work put into it beforehand by the 12th graders, the GO girls, Mrs. Blau, Morah Tiechtel, Rabbi Stock, and I’m sure many others that I don’t know about, should be appreciated and acknowledged by everyone, because if we don’t encourage, and we only criticize, it is hard for people to keep up their motivation. So, I’m sorry if someone is hurting, but please try to think before you knock. If your daughter went on the Shabbaton, I am SURE she… Read more »

LEAH BARBER
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LEAH BARBER

I LOVE YOU COME HOME
australia aint the some
xoxox your favourite PB

best weekend ever
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best weekend ever

Im a student and I have to say thst seeeing my teachers in a different seeting was delightful
Shabbaton was worth every pennny

A 9th grader
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A 9th grader

The shabbaton this year was AMAZING!! The 12th graders and all the staff made it awesome. This was a great year to start off high school. We have an amazing 12th grade an awesome G.O. Great teachers/staff they told us before we left on the buses on Friday that some of the point of shabbaton was to make/get to now more ppl and friends and iam really happy to say they were right because iam now really close friends with a girl I wouldn’t even glance twice at! And it’s all beacuse they made us sit with random ppl Friday… Read more »

My daughter is STILL smiling
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My daughter is STILL smiling

What a great program. Ruach, farbrengen, inspiration and all of it non-stop. And she can’t stop talking about Rabbi Friedman. Yasher Koach Bais Rivkah on a job well done.

you can feel the difference
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you can feel the difference

Since shabbaton theres such a good energy in school. All the teachers are saying that wverones inspired

aunt
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aunt

gooo shternie

Mrs Blau
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Mrs Blau

The Lubavitch world is lucky to have such a dedicated individual who has a chush in bringing out the potentiol of our girls.
Yasher koach.

I spy Rabbi Aaron!
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I spy Rabbi Aaron!

Best speaker and teacher EVER! Answered my questions better than anyone.

Mrs Tiechtel
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Mrs Tiechtel

Bais Rivkah would be nothing without her.
A massive thank you for being the most amazing person.
Only brachos.

What an amazing Shabbaton
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What an amazing Shabbaton

Thank you Bais Rivkah for such an uplifting and inspiring Shabbos experience.
My Daughter came back enthused and full of Chayus to continue to grow as a Bas Chabad.
A Special Yasher Koach to Morah Teichtel who continue to be a shining light to all the thousands of students who have passed through the walls of Bais Rivkah
From a grateful mother of an out of town student

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