Igud Mesivtos V’Yeshivos Lubavitch
On a beautiful late spring afternoon, ten years ago, two young boys graduated from the same school.
They were very much alike, both had been better than average students, both were friendly, and both – as young boys are – were excited to head into the next season in their lives.
Recently, these boys – now young men – ran into each other in New York on Gimel Tamuz.
They were still very much alike. Both still lived in the city they grew up in. Both had spent the past few years studying hard in their respective Yeshivos. And both, it turned out, were about to become Chassanim.
But there was a difference.
One of these young men secretly spent his nights sad, disappointed and battling the feelings of frustration, incompetence and inadequacy.
The other went through life with a sense of inexplicable peace. He always seemed to have a smile on his face. Life wasn’t easy, but it was passionate.
Have you ever wondered what makes this kind of difference in people’s lives?
It isn’t intelligence, or talent, or fame. It isn’t even that one person wants a better life and the other doesn’t.
The difference lies in the sense of meaning that comes with Yiddishkeit, the joy that comes from being successful and the passion that comes from learning Chassidus.
And it is exactly this passion for life that we want our Bochurim to develop durim their time in Yeshiva. The years spent in Yeshiva can shape the rest of a Bochur’s life.
In Yeshiva he learns to appreciate the importance of Torah, to develop a passion for Chassidus, and to value living as a Chossid.
There is one condition: He must be given the opportunity to succeed.
Enter Vehogisa; the program ensuring that all Bochurim are given the opportunity to succeed in learning.
Why, yet another learning program?
The benefits of learning cannot be overstated, it is of fundamental importance for ones connection to Hahsem, it focuses the mind on Hahsem, and it is a way for a Bochur to recognize his success.
In learning, an individual can clearly see where they began, where they ended, how much they learned, and how well they understood it.
Learning gives a Bochur clearly defined success and thus helps him remain passionate in the rest of his Avodas Hashem.
But why Vehogisa?
This is because, whereas most fine programs assist a specific need. Igud Mesivtos V’Yeshivos has successfully created a more holistic approach, focusing on an all-encompassing program, helping a Bochur grow in all three vital areas needed to love Yiddishkeit.
Those three areas are;
Focus – Ensuring that each Bochur has a clear vision that he is working towards.
Growth – Providing a step by step plan to guide them to their destination
Support and Encouragement – Training Kinusim, Events and Assistance for Mashpiim, Magidei Shiur, Bochurim and Parents.
Every child will succeed in learning a subject they enjoy, Every Mashpia should have the tools to guide a Bochur, And that every parent should have the support they need to support their children.
This Pesach, Bochurim have come home from Yeshivos across the globe, with a renewed sense of passion and self-worth, firm in the knowledge, that they too are “Successful Bochurim.”