By COLlive Reporter
Women from around the US will gather in scenic Southbury, CT, this weekend for the 51st Annual Nshei Chabad Convention-Retreat.
The weekend, to take place at the Heritage Hotel, is one of inspiration, learning, sharing and camaraderie with Jewish women from across the United States and Canada and from countries across the globe.
Event highlights include world renowned guest speakers, exciting musical entertainment, gourmet kosher cuisine, swimming and relaxation.
Established in 1962 by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, who stressed the powerful impact of women, the retreats inspire and invigorate participants, who return to their families and communities to enthusiastically share their experiences. The ripple effect touches the lives of countless people around the world.
This year’s Convention will boast an impressive lineup of speakers, the largest yet for the annual convention for Chabad women.
The weekend kicks-off with a buffet luncheon on Friday with noted educator, columnist and lecturer Chana Weisberg.
Women will have their choice of workshops and spa treatments in the afternoon before candle lighting, Kiddush and Shabbat Dinner.
The keynote speaker will be Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Jacobson, one of the most sought-after Jewish speakers in the world today. The evening will conclude with a joyous Chassidic Farbrengen.
Saturday evening’s Gala Mitzvah Auction and Melava Malka will precede a fabulous musical performance by the extremely talented Meleha joining the convention all the way from France.
World renowned lecturer Rabbi Manis Friedman will address the topic “Getting to Like the People you Love.”
Chani Krasnianski, co-director of Chabad of the Upper East Side, will deliver Sunday’s keynote address at the Grand Banquet. Sunday morning features exercise classes and a variety of interesting Workshops.
Other speakers are Dr. David Nesenoff, a Rabbi and filmmaker whose video interview of Helen Thomas exposed her as an anti-semite, Esther Rachel Russel and event planner Seema Goldstein who will give a party planning workshop. A popular Shadchan will be giving a workshop titled “The Shidduch List – To do or not to do.”
You don’t want to miss this incredible weekend of learning, inspiration and camaraderie.
Winners of the Block Raffle for a free Convention stay:
You can still join for this incredible program – only 80 miles from NYC! Register for the entire weekend or for select segments by accessing the website, the51.org.
Click here to register.