Crown Heights lecturer Rabbi Yossi Paltiel spent Shabbos with Chabad of the Valley as their scholar in residence in honor of Yud Tes/Chof Kislev.
The weekend began with an elegant Friday night dinner at Chabad of Encino attended by more than 100 people, at which Rabbi Paltiel delivered the keynote address.
Shabbos afternoon featured a sit-down Kiddush luncheon followed by a farbrengen. Rabbi Paltiel’s words were well received by the large crowd that remained throughout the day.
The culmination of the Shabbaton was a sumptuous Melaveh Malka held at Chabad of the Valley’s headquarters in Tarzana on Motzei Shabbos. After brief remarks from Rabbi Yehoshua Gordon and Rabbi Mordechai Einbinder, Rabbi Paltiel addressed the crowd of several hundred, sharing words of wisdom and inspiration about the Torah’s advice on marriage and relationships.