A group of teenage boys aged 12 – 15 set out early Sunday morning for their annual week long half term skiing trip led by Rabbi Moshe Muller (Assistant Director at the Chabad Lubavitch Centre, Gants Hill, Ilford) with the help of Menachem Feller.
Home for the week was a remote and picturesque accommodation near Fort William in Scotland.
“This is an all-in Jewish living experience – for many, a week of eating Kosher and enjoying activities through interaction without screens and technology, is a unique experience,” says Rabbi Muller. As well as skiing and snowboarding, in snow that was better this year than at the Sochi Olympics, they enjoyed snow ball fights, sea fishing, bowling, sitting around wood fires each night and visiting Loch Ness plus much more.
The week concluded with an inspiring Shabbos. For many this was their first full Shabbos experience. The boys were involved in the preparation; cleaning, cooking and setting the Shabbos table and then singing late into the night.
Rabbi Muller will continue to work with these boys with special programs geared to their needs and tastes, through his well loved “lunch & learn” which he leads weekly in their respective schools, and special events, until his next major activity – his teen summer day camp.