Another successful summer at Yeshivas Kayitz Tzeirei Hashluchim has come to an end. Under the leadership of Rabbi Chaim Kaplan of Chabad Tzfas and directed by Eli Rosenfeld, over one hundred bochurim gathered to enjoy their summer on a beautiful campus nestled in the gorgeous mountains overlooking the old city of Tzfas. Waiting for them was a well-rounded program of a full learning schedule with plenty of fun, complemented by competitive sports and exciting trips.
The bochurim started their morning with a shiur chassidus, and after davening and breakfast continued learning about the issur of pas aku”m, as well as an extensive Eretz Yisroel curriculum exploring the history and significance of the major cities starting from Tanach through our Rabbeim’s teachings. The afternoons were spent learning Gemara Makkos, with many using the short six weeks to complete the entire mesechta under the guidance and encouragement of Mivtza Torah. Those who participated were treated to a once-in-a-lifetime scuba diving trip in the breathtaking waters of Eilat. The innovative Tzfas Elite program, modeled after a real-life credit card reward system, provided a platform for bochurim to monitor and pace their growth in Chassidishe Hanhaga with many perks and benefits to help them along.
Trips included hikes through historic landmarks, visits to kevorim of tzadikim and other mekomos hakedoshim, army bases, the yam hamelach, Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum and parasailing, ATVing and camel riding. Ranging from the northern Golan Heights all the way to southern Eilat, the bochurim didn’t leave a stone of the Holy Land untouched. The Shabbosim spent in the old city of Yerushalayim and Chevron were unanimous favorites, and will forever be remembered.
The dedicated group of staff headed by Shaya Itkin and Mendy Freund ensured that every bochur had an extraordinary experience and is returning to their respective yeshivos energized and inspired for a successful year. The memories and experiences accumulated throughout the summer are sure to have a lasting impact.