The young Shluchos streamed into town with their parents, eager and ready for the annual boost of inspiration that is the Kinus Tzeirei Hashluchos.
1,041 girls were divided into four separate camp divisions in three locations for a weekend of energy and excitement, each representing her shlichus location as they spent time with friends from all over the world.
On Friday, the girls were all carefully checked in and their badges scanned as mothers dropped them off at registration, greeted by the head staff, their counselor and a shlucha that welcomed parents and children alike.
After settling in their bunks, all four divisions gathered together at Beth Rivkah for the annual Kinus photo. The girls then travelled to the Ohel where they viewed a video about the Ohel designed just for kids, and joined a special rally just for them.
Shabbos came early, which meant more opportunities for singing, dancing, farbrengens and games, and a special visit to 770 and the Rebbe’s room on Shabbos day. Motzei Shabbos brought a grand Melave Malka, a special entertainer, and even more dancing in and out of the darkness.
Sunday the divisions split up for their Grand Trips before coming back home to Crown Heights for their very own Grand Banquet.
The Pioneers division, the oldest group of Young Shluchos joining the annual Kinus, had their own inspiring and fun program geared for their ages. After the photo, they visited the Rebbe’s house, Kingston Avenue and the Rebbe’s room before driving off to spend Shabbos in Tenafly, NJ. They hosted a Mentalist for their Melava Malka, enjoyed their own Grand Trip on Sunday, and visited the Ohel as they returned to Crown Heights to join the Grand Banquet.
The theme of the entire Kinus Tzeirei Hashluchos was the unique and special connection that the Shluchim have with the Rebbe. Throughout this uplifting convention, the girls created precious memories together as they Davened, learned, Farbrenged, and enjoyed trips and fun activities. These memories and moments will accompany each young shlucha as she returns home to her place of shlichus.
After the amazing success of last year’s Neshek campaign, which was launched in memory of Chana Kesselman OBM – a young Shlucha who passed away last year, the campaign was relaunched for this year’s Kinus. Each young Shlucha received a Neshek kit to give out to someone in their community in Chana’s memory. Prizes will be raffled off for those who participate in the campaign.
The Kinus Tzeirei Hashluchos was directed by Mushky Liskier, and together with the Shluchim Office would like to thank the many, many staff, volunteers and others who joined together to help make the annual Kinus Tzeirei Hashluchos such an organized and successful event.
Directors: Frayde Trachtman and Rivka Rapaport
Headed by Batsheva Zaltzman, Laila Marcus, Devora Zalmanov, Roizy Karzag and Menucha Broner.
Directors: Shevy Werner and Chaya Lazeroff.
Headed by Pessi Fischer, Devorale Lebovic, Mushka Oster, Hindy Dalfin and Chana Forma.
Directors: Gitty Rosenberg, Rika Garelik
Headed by Riki Goldshmid, Mussi Wolf, Malka Mouyal, Chani Ashkenazi, Chavi Swued and Sarale Cohen.
Directors: Chana Stein, Rocheli Lavrinoff.
Headed by Mindy Marozov, Esti Schonbuch, Rivka Shmotkin, Chana Shemtov, Lani Rosenbloom, Sara Osdoba and Goldie Wolowik.
Rally at the Ohel: Rivky Greenberg and Hadassah Spalter.
Registration & Dismissal: Mushka Rothman & Mussie Greenberg
A great yasher koach to the Shluchos who joined us as Parent Liaisons to greet the Shluchos and young Shluchos at registration: Chana Friedman, Miriam Gerber, Miriam Greenberg and Esty Morozow.
The annual Kinus Tzeirei Hashluchim is a project of The Shluchim Office, led by Rabbi Gedalya Shemtov.
A very special thanks goes to Rabbi Benjy Stock and the team at Beis Rivkah (Benny Wolf, Tzvi Fass, Shmiddy, Gil and Co.) who have once again spearheaded the massive effort to host and cater to all the needs of the Kinus Tzeirei Hashluchim, as well as Rabbi Mordechai Shain and his daughter Dubbie Shain of Lubavitch on the Palisades – Tenafly, NJ, including Fishel Litzman and his family as safety and paramedic officers.