As the summer comes to an end and our Lubavitch Bochurim are returning to their respective Yeshivas, I would like to take a moment to give Hakoras Hatov to a very special Moisad in Lubavitch – Yeshivas Kayitz Tzeirey Hashluchim in Tzfas. This Moisad has proven that Lubavitch can also “do for our own” – mainly our Anash children.
Growing up we always watched how in the “velt” various summer programs for children focused on learning as well as touring Eretz Yisroel. We were saying, why can’t we?
Well, this summer has proven me wrong. This Moisad gave my son the summer of his life. First with Ruchnius in learning and davening by the walls of the Holy ancient city of Tzfas. They especially focused on the Gemarra Baal Peh and also with Gashmius touring Eretz Hakodesh thus giving the campers a true opportunity to excel in their Chassidishkeit, while enjoy ing the best of Gashmius.
Having just entered into the world of a challenging Lubavitcher teenager (son) I must say that this Moisad truly deserves our Hakoras Hatov.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Rabbi Chaim Kaplan, Rabbi Menachem Traxler, the head staff Chesky Rosenfeld and Mendy Wolf, as well as the learning director Laibel Kudan – for giving my son, and close to 80 other Lubavitch bochurim, the incredible summer opportunity of their lifetime.
From spending Shabbos in Yerushalayim and Chevron to visiting the Kever of the Rashbi in Meron, from chazering the Rebbe’s sicha’s on the mountains of Galil to a three-hour ATV ride (Israeli style), from having incredible Shabbos Seder Nigunnim to visiting an Israeli Kosher winery and chocolate factory – the list just goes on and on.
This Moisad has proven that not only can Lubavitch reach out to the world’s non-affiliated Yiddin, but we can also reach in and do it for “unzerah aygeneh kinder” – the future Shluchim and trailblazers of Chabad.
One of the main recognized successes of this program was that the staff embraced each Bochur with positive energy – recognizing their true potential and helping them each reach it – Besimcha.
In closing, often we read complaints of parents describing on how our Moisdos and Yeshiva Mechanchim do things the wrong way… Well, here is taking a few minutes to saluting those Moisdos and Yeshiva Mechanchim that did something the right way – for our very own young, Anash Bochurim.
May others follow.
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