Yeshivas Kayitz South Africa has concluded its 16th most memorable summer culminating in a 6 day trip to Plettenberg Bay, which included beautiful hiking trails, sandboarding, surfing, zip-lining, Bungee jumping, many BBQs, Farbrengens and much more.
YKSA is known for its balance of incredible fun and trips while having a serious learning program with many Farbrengens. Throughout the summer close to a thousand Blatt Gemara and hundreds of maamorim were learned between the 44 Bochurim. Many of the Bochurim said they learned more this summer than any other. Some even said they learned more during the summer than the entire year!
The program also had many Mivtzas throughout the summer, including a Mivtza Torah in which the Bochurim who finished Maseches Brachos went sky diving and those who finished Sefer Hamaamorim Melukat Gimmul went bungee jumping.
In addition, there was a special Mivtza L’Iloy Nishmas Hatomim Shmuel Karnowsky A”h who was planning to be a Talmid in the summer program before his tragic passing. Many of his close friends and classmates were in the Yeshivas Kayitz. The idea of the Mivtza was to push the Bochrim to go beyond their comfort zone/routine in Yiddishkeit, Chassidishkeit and learning, the participants received weekly prizes, exclusive trips, and sets of Seforim.
The Bochurim split between each other the entire Shisha Sidrei Mishna, and the entire Tanya, which was finished before the Shloishim in which a large Farbrengen was held way into the night that inspired many Bochurim to take on new Hachlatos L’iloy Nishmaso.
There was also a special Mivtza to learn Hilchos Beis Habechira which was a huge success as well, with the majority of the Bochurim participating.
The program is headed by its Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Noam Wagner, who had the vision of combining abundance of Ruchnius balanced by the amazing Gashmius and fun, along with Mashpia Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Kesselman, Mashpia and learning director Rabbi Levi Tzukernik, HC Hershy Weinstein and the incredible counselors who worked tirelessly to make the program the amazing success that it was.