As Shluchim around the world prepare for their arrival in New York for the Annual Kinus Hashluchim, their sons are gearing up for a Kinus of their own. The Kinus Tzeirei Hashluchim, which takes place parallel to the adult program, is designed to inspire and entertain the young boys who live on Shlichus year-round.
“The Kinus Tzeirei Hashluchim is a unique opportunity for the sons of Shluchim to draw the same energy and inspiration as their fathers do from each year’s Kinus,” says Rabbi Gedalia Shemtov, Director of the Shluchim Office which organizes the program.
The main program is for boys grades 3-8 and begins on Friday morning, 28 Cheshvan / November 17, and concludes on Sunday evening, 1 Kislev / November 19th. It’s 72 hours of fun, friends and inspiration.
There is an optional program on Thursday, 27 Cheshvan / November 16 for those Shluchim outside the tri-state are who arrive early, (sans sleeping accommodations).
Over the course of their Kinus, the young Shluchim will daven and learn together, attend farbrengens, visit the Rebbe’s Ohel, take their own group photo in front of 770, and enjoy spectacular trips in the company of their peers.
“Throughout the Kinus, the children will be in a warm and chassidishe environment, supervised by a staff of dedicated counselors,” said Rabbi Berel Bendet, who directs the program.
“As the program continues to grow in both quantity and quality, our team of head staff is our biggest yet,” he added. “We are pleased to have an incredible team of Chassidishe and talented Bochurim to lead a full program of inspiration and fun.”
Registration is filling up fast, with early enrollment ending in just 36 hours on Thursday night, 13 Cheshvan / November 2nd. Parents who would like to register their sons, should do so as soon as possible.
Staff registration will also be closing at midnight on Thursday night, 13 Cheshvan / November 2nd.
The head staff for Kinus Tzeirei Hashluchim 5778 are:
Division 1 (3rd Grade): Rabbi Avremi Browd, Mendel Danow, and Peretz Garelik
Division 2 (4th & 5th Grade): Menachem Caytak, Mendel Goldman, and Shaya Gourarie
Division 3 (6th & 7th Grade): Shmuli Lezak, Levi Plotkin, and Mendy Schapiro
Bar Mitzva Program (8th Grade): Naftali Junik and Mendy Kirszenberg
Hebrew Division: Rabbi Uri Blau, Mendy Ashkenazi, Nechomi Friedman, Mendy Weinfeld
French Division: Mendel Azimow and Yossi Dawidowicz
Security and EMT personnel are on hand at each of the Kinus locations.
“Preparations are in full swing as we gear up for a beautiful weekend,” added Mendy Ceitlin, who is assisting in coordinating the schedule and program. “We are working around the clock to ensure every detail is accounted for.” Zevi Sasonkin is assisting with many of the logistical plans as well.
Similar to their fathers, the young Kinus will conclude with a Grand Banquet in Crown Heights bringing the entire weekend to a memorable point with singing, dancing a Roll Call, and beautiful videos and presentations.
Parents and Young Shluchim can look forward to a very special surprise to be announced in the coming days, as well an exciting Hachana program to be released prior to their trip.
As in years past, the Shluchim Office will be offering ongoing updates and notifications about the Kinus on social media. Follow @KinusCamp on Twitter.
To contact the Kinus Tzeirei Hashluchim, email Kinus@shluchim.org