By COLlive reporter
Rabbi Yossi Srugo, founder of Miami Chosson Center and a Mohel in Florida, addressed a meeting at the Knesset in Jerusalem, emphasizing the importance of pre-marriage education.
Rabbi Srugo said such education is nothing less than “a must for every couple who gets married through the Rabbanut Harashit Lyisrael.”
His invitation to Israel’s parliament came after Susan Barth, a Lubavicher activist with the organization “B’yachad B’osher- Together in Happiness,” read about the opening of his program on COLlive.com.
“Susan is a long-time fighter for strengthening Shalom Bayit through pre-marriage counseling, and this time, she was fighting so the Knesset would pass a law for every chosson and kallah to go through pre-marriage education,” Rabbi Srugo said.
He said the meeting attended by Knesset members Yehuda Glick and Rachel Azariya reviewed the curriculum of the Miami Chosson Center, with the purpose of translating, adapting and teaching it in Israel.
“The speakers at the meeting all agreed that nowadays, with the rate of divorce climbing in Israel, we must give tools to young brides and grooms to create harmonious relationships,” he stated.
It was noted at the meeting how divorced families cost the Israeli government much more than married couples and that children who grow up with divorced parents are more prone to find themselves in bad friendships, substance abuse and even to committing crimes.
Also present at the meeting were Toronto Shlucha Goldie Plotkin who spoke about the need to educate young engaged couples in Shalom Bayis, and Rabbi Kasriel Shemtov of the Mayanot Institute.
The next session of the Miami Chosson Center for Lubavitcher Chassanim will be on Monday, 13th of Teves -Jan. 1st 2018) at 10 AM – through Friday 18th of Teves-Jan. 5th at Chabad of Golden Beach, with accommodations across the street at The Miami Smicha Program in Miami Beach, FL. The cost is $1000 per person and it includes accommodations and all restaurant meals.
There is an option for a Soulful Shabbos: $150 per person which includes hotel, meals and a program with Rabbi Yoel Caroline at Chabad of Key Biscayne, on self-control and meditation in Chassiduss.
To register, visit https://www.miamimohel.com/miami-chosson-center