Rabbi Mendy Kotlarsky, director of Merkos’ Suite 302, gave the…
Over 550 participants in the Chabad Young Professionals Encounter Shabbaton, enjoyed an authentic Shabbos experience in Crown Heights.
Over Shabbos, the YPs were treated to a unique program, with top-of-the-line guest speakers and first-class accommodations.
After a beautiful candle-lighting ceremony, the 500+ young professionals spread out to gracious hosts throughout Crown heights, enjoying the warmth of an authentic Shabbos meal and a taste of Jewish family life. This was followed by the one-of-a-kind Met@Chabad Social Mixer event, connecting the singles in a marriage-oriented experience.
Throughout Shabbos day, they enjoyed a communal meal, joining together in the Oholei Torah ballroom for an awe-inspiring scene. Hundreds of young professionals together with their Shluchim and Shluchos from around the globe sat together as one, a true embodiment of Hakhel.
Throughout the program, they listened to iconic speakers and teachers, including Rabbi and Rebbetzin Simon and Shaindy Jacobson, renowned fashion entrepreneur Joyce Azria, platinum-singer Alex Clare, and Rabbi Shloimy Greenwald.
The discussions centered around three pertinent themes in the lives of the Shabbaton participants: Building a Jewish family, taking on a proactive leadership role (“Ambassadors of Light”), and personal Mitzvah commitments.
Next up: the Havdalah Concert!