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National Jewish Retreat Ends

The National Jewish Retreat, which took place last weekend at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich, CT, concluded Sunday with over 600 in attendance. Full Story, Photos

Rafael Miriashvilli, 25, OBM

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go Juhrayzeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!
August 24, 2009 7:18 am

I trust your in one of those pix i think i saw u somewhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! best jli counslor ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ur freind from toronto!!!!!!!!!!

August 23, 2009 11:44 am

your the best!!!!!

August 23, 2009 9:05 am

shes AMAZING!!!

Just A Jew
August 23, 2009 8:41 am

Easy to criticize, hard to do. I wish I could have been there, too. But I dont let my envy poison me. The fact is, that I know people who attended and this was a class act, excellent program for established people. We need to have programs for all – not just soup kitchens and free lunches. It was exceptionally well run and had a huge impact on peoples connection to yiddishkeit. Budget overuns? Nothing is perfect. With time and more retreats, these get more finely tuned so that is is workeable. It may not be the end all be… Read more »

this looks amazing
August 23, 2009 8:36 am

I was not able to go, but just seeing the pictures is really inspiring. It is wonderful to see that this is happening, in the world of Lubavitch. Enjoy the positive results, and let us all enjoy eachothers successes. We are all one family, so there is no need for jealousy or envy. May we all have hatzlacha in fulfulling our shlichus in the best possible way,.
True, not everything is in the big show, the events that produce beautiful pictures. But it is all part of one picture.

please before posting:
August 20, 2009 10:46 pm

1) Think (at least for 10 seconds)
2) Get dressed
3) put your shoes on
4) Think
5) Do some work that day
6) Think
7) Post

to #14
August 20, 2009 7:00 pm

you sound bitter. i looked through all the pictures and found just 2 Head Shluchim. Rosenfeld from Switzerland and Teldon from Long Island. Eliezri, Ganz, Block,Shemtov,Epstien,Bryski vichulu are not head shluchim

To #24
August 20, 2009 3:25 am

You are surely not A Shliach of the “M’Shalaich” if you quote p’sukim which curse people. Why don’t you start by learning the Sichos of Nun Aleph & Nun Bais, especially the Sicha of this Parsha Shoftim which tells you what your Shlichus is now!

It Made Money...
August 19, 2009 11:59 am

The program not only broke even but it made money….according to a friend of mine who did the budgeting

i was there
August 19, 2009 10:59 am

wow all of you need to think before writing!!! i was there and it was the most unbelievable thing i have ever seen! Hundreds of people walking around learnign Torah and so excited about it! Thats besides all the students who were there who it may be easier for them to make life long changes! this was incredible and yasher koach to everyone who made it happen!!

to # 30
August 19, 2009 6:08 am

if you were takeh there you would KNOW how tp spell

to # 30
August 19, 2009 6:07 am

you are wrong.

maybe they broke even which means they had a 50% loss.

they even thanked GR for covering the cost.

I was there and no the numbers and it broke even....
August 19, 2009 4:58 am

Silly people saying silly things…

to everyone
August 19, 2009 4:33 am

twas AMAZING. yasher koach to the planners i cant wait for the israel trip and next years retreat 🙂

to 27
August 19, 2009 2:22 am

the deficit is for this year only. what about previous years??

i dont think anyone knows the real numbers. that is why they have so many diffrent divisions so they can spread the expense.

i say
August 19, 2009 12:57 am

i say its was very nice, but way overkill. there is no need to spend $350.000 (this is what this program deficit was) for a few houdnred pepole to have a good time.

lets be honest with each other. almost all of the pepole came for a good kosher hotel for a weekend.

the point
August 18, 2009 5:27 pm

Many who attend these seminars have become shomer shabbos b’poeil mamosh.
Kudos to Rabbi E. Mintz and George Rohr for making that happen.

August 18, 2009 5:08 pm

the Ten & women were not davening……………..C’mon give credit to all the effort put into such an event!

To #1 #19 and all others who hold worped views on Shlichus
August 18, 2009 4:35 pm

There seems to be a dissconect not only between some members of our community posting here and the Shluchim/Shlichus, but to the Rebbe as well. The Rebbe spoke countless times about the need to never ever bend Halacha, yet in the same breath the Rebbe strongly promotes spiritual Mesiras Nefesh By sometimes doing things that are Halachicaly permitted but never done in normal communities. Before you start critesizing about the mixed seating find where such a thing is Asur, call your Rov and ask him if it is Asur Al Pi Din. In a frum community you must follow the… Read more »

someone who was there
August 18, 2009 2:33 pm

the fact of the matter is that numerous chabad house people who attended accepted upon themselves mitzvos and hachlatos and thats a fact

The Point is............
August 18, 2009 2:12 pm

The point is that 300-350 people took out of their summer time, not to golf, not to sit on the beach etc but to sit and spend 4 days from beginning to end learning Torah. There can be nothing greater. kol hakavod to JLI !!!!!

August 18, 2009 1:37 pm

you need to bring these people to the torah not the torah to them

i WAS there
August 18, 2009 1:30 pm

and it was amazing!!!

one questian
August 18, 2009 12:01 pm

Is the jli staff happy with the program? they brought together chabad house ppl and gave them a good time.. whats the point? its not ppl who will contribute more its simply nice people who have nothing else to do with their time…i love moshe K and not politically motivated. Don’t see the point…

from the crew
August 18, 2009 11:46 am

go sbakf!!!! were so proud of you

August 18, 2009 11:38 am

i think it is very nice to do something that they did.

August 18, 2009 11:13 am

go chaya and shaina

to #2
August 18, 2009 10:17 am

It’s a retreat following the JLI adult education courses given throughout the year, though I’m sure you can join the retreats even if you haven’t been taking the courses. check it out at myJLI.com
There’s also a link from there to the actual retreat webpage – jretreat.com

from a shliach...
August 18, 2009 10:09 am

It is very interseting to see how many shluchim attended – it was a very costly program!
Most of the SHluchim there are ‘head’ shluchim, makes me ponder HHhmmmmm….

i WAS there
August 18, 2009 9:56 am

and was not impressed.

sure it was nice, but evry shliach does and has the same thing.

this was a total waste of money. who do these peole answer to?

1 - it's not chabad. it's belz
August 18, 2009 9:53 am

didn’t you realize? by the way. this website is also for belzers only (belzlive.com) so stop coming here and driving all us crazy

August 18, 2009 9:51 am

is that mngtn again in pic. 20? 😛

To #1
August 18, 2009 9:17 am

Yes it is Chabad. I was there and was very inspired. Remarks like yours turn me off. The Rebbe must have had much naches from this event.
A yasher Koach to the planners.

to 5
August 18, 2009 9:01 am

reb yoel was there to make it look like Yarchei kalah

Reb Moshe
August 18, 2009 9:00 am

Reb Moshe you look great it looks like you lost wight i hope from a diet and not Agmas Nefesh
Your humility shines
Why was Mendel Kotlarsky not in any pictures

August 18, 2009 8:54 am

were does someone who is in crown heights get the info on this i noticed a lot of lubavitcher BB there what a great idea

to #1
August 18, 2009 8:51 am

Yes, this is Chabad. And if you had been there – you might have learned something, at least enough to apologize for your ignorant comment.

August 18, 2009 8:49 am

wow! amazing! when are they starting to do it one in the east coast and one in the west coast? this is amazing, they should have a couple a year… attracting thousands!

what did reb yoel talk about? who was the crowd?

much hatzlacha!!!

TO # 1
August 18, 2009 8:25 am

Whats is wrong with you. The Rebbe is very proud of this. Yidden learning and getting closer to G-D

August 18, 2009 8:17 am

Why are you so angry? was your statemant permeated with MOSHIACH & GEUALA?
are you lubavitch?

August 18, 2009 8:14 am

how do i get on their mailing list it looks like something my spouse and i would enjoy!!

August 18, 2009 7:43 am

Is this Lubavitch where mixed seating is discouraged (ask Rabbi Cunin)? Is this Lubavitch where the Rebbe says that everything should be permeated with MOSHIACH & GEUALA?

No I guess this is “National Jewish Retreat”, so different rules & Hashkafa applies.