This week a group from the Release Time program came to Crown Heights for a Shabbaton. The program consisted of Torah learning, Davening, many Jewish stories, games, activities, and a trip • Full Story, Photos
It is well known the great dearness the Rebbe shows to the Release Time program and to the children who attend.
The Release Time program was started by the Frierdiker Rebbe in which Jewish children in public schools learn Torah for an hour a week and participate in Jewish extra-curricular activities.
This week a group from the Release Time program came to Crown Heights for a Shabbaton.
The program consisted of Torah learning, Davening, many Jewish stories, games, activities, and a trip. The highlight of the Shabbaton was the great zchus to take part in the Rebbe’s minyonim, and the time which was spent in 770 dancing and speaking to the many chassidim there.
Among the special speakers who joined for the program: Rabbi Yossi Greenberg, Shliach to Miami University in Ohio, Rabbi Yossi Teleshevsky, Rabbi Matisyahu Devlin and Rabbi Yossi Bryski.
Special thanks goes to Shneur Zalman Minkowitz and Saadia Engel, who carry the yoke of Release Time undeterred by the many hardships it entails, and to Rabbi Shazak Zirkind, of course. Special mention goes to Yossi Rapp, who gave himself over to make the Shabbaton happen. We are sure the Shabbaton caused much Nachas to the Rebbe and has hastened the full Hisgalus – may it be now!