“Unit Chitas,” a division of Chayolei Tzivos Hashem of Lubavitcher Yeshiva, Crown Heights, visited Atlantic City this weekend for a shabbaton.
“It’s been well deserved” said one of the participants of this long awaited Shabbaton, as 10 students of Lubavitcher Yeshivah’s Unit Chitas packed a van for Atlantic City on Friday morning.
Mivtzoim on an empty boardwalk followed a very wild yet uplifting Shabbos.
At Shul, every member of the community was filled with excitement and emotion as the “bochurlets”, as they were quickly nicknamed, created a very inspirational atmosphere. It was therefore, no surprise that one member of the Shul could not hold back his tears during Davening and several people came early the next morning to spend even more time with the “bochurlets.”
Even a spontaneous dance in middle of the Street at 8:15am came as no surprise for an early Shul goer. “The atmosphere was changed from the very beginning of Shabbos,” he declared.
Shabbos Afternoon continued with special activities and a one of a kind farbrengen with Rabbi Avrohom Rapaport, Shliach to the growing Jewish community of Ventnor, New Jersey. The Farbrengen evolved around the topic of Mivtzoim and many took on new Hachlotos to start going on Mivtzoim even before their Bar Mitzvahs.
Shabbos concluded with a unique Havdalah ceremony on the beach, just steps away from roaring waves. Then, not far down the Road was “Lucie,” a six story Elephant, one of the city’s most well known attractions.
“Have you ever met the tallest man in the world?”
“Well, that’s precisely who we met as we topped off the trip with a stop at Ripley’s believe it or not!” said one happy, (and a little spooked) camper.
“This was the time of our lives” – believe it or not!