Located on a large, beautiful campus in the scenic hills of Tzfas, Yeshivas Kayitz Tzeirei Hashluchim, a program for bochurim going into the 9th until 11th grade, has just completed its 16th successful year.
Under the leadership of Rabbi Chaim Kaplan, Head Shliach of Chabad in Tzfas and directed by Eli Rosenfeld, YKTH had its’ largest year yet with over 100 Talmidim and staff, led by with Head Counselor Mendy Ceitlin.
The chassidishe atmosphere in Tzfas was palpable, especially because of “C-Bochur,” a Mivtza where the bochurim completed a daily checklist, for which they received special events and YKTH memorabilia. In addition, to give the bochurim the opportunity to strengthen their Avodah and Hiskashrus to the Rebbe, many uplifting and inspiring Farbrengens were held with the Staff and Shluchim.
The learning program headed by Mendy Freund was an amazing success. Over 6 weeks, nearly 40 bochurim finished and got tested on the entire Mesechta Chagiga. They were rewarded with seforim and a one-of-a-kind scuba diving experience in Eilat. Throughout the summer, the bochurim also studied a full curriculum on the timeless history of the major cities in Eretz Yisroel.
The activities and outings at YKTH were equally unbelievable, the hikes, trips and Shabbatons were all so meticulously planned, giving the bochurim a summer of a lifetime. They hiked up Masada, down Har Arbel, Chatzbani, Bar Kochba caves, Meron and Amuka just to name a few.
The trips included Ir Dovid, ATV’ing, bungee jumping, Galil Winery, Ammunition Hill, camel backing, water tubing, parasailing, Yad Vashem, The Blind Museum, and much more. YKTH also had the zechus of visiting many Kivrei Tzadikim, including the Rambam, Arizal, Rashbi and Dovid Hamelech.
The highlights of the summer were the incredible 4-day Shabbatons in Yerushalayim, and a 5-day grand trip, which included Shabbos in Chevron. The bochurim got to stay right near the Kosel HaMa’arovi and Meoras HaMachpaila.
The priceless experiences at YKTH, enjoying the holy land of Eretz Yisroel, while growing in Yiddishkeit and Chassidishkeit, have created everlasting memories that will definitely have a positive impact on their lives forever.