This week, the Jewish Released Time program under the auspices of the NCFJE arranged winter camps for public school children during their winter vacation. Photos by ChabadInfo photographer Shmuel Amit • Full Story, Photos
This week, the Jewish Released Time program under the auspices of the NCFJE arranged winter camps for public school children during their winter vacation.
Over 150 children attended the Brooklyn Queens and Staten Island camps. The Brooklyn camp was hosted by United Lubavitch Yeshiva Ocean Parkway and Ohel Moshe Chevrah Tehillim, Lubavitch. The Queens camp hosted by Anshei Shalom Chabad and the Staten Island camp was hosted by Chabad of Staten Island.
The children were taken daily on afternoon trips, which was preceded by a morning program filled with activities to promote Jewish knowledge and pride.
The children were treated to nourishing hot breakfasts and lunches, learning and arts and crafts activities such as sand art and decorating yarmulkas. Trips to bowling, swimming and Madd Fun were a definite hit.
The children also spent a day in Crown Heights eating kosher pizza and having a rally in 770.
The halls of the Yeshiva and Chabad center echoed with the famous “I’m a Jew and I’m proud”, and “Torah Tziva Lanu Moshe”. There were Torah contests and quizzes as well. All in all the children were inspired and educated in our Jewish Heritage with utmost talent.
A special thanks to the dedicated staff and to Rabbi Dechter, Rabbi Kornblatt Rabbi Mordechai Hecht and Rabbi Moshe Katzman for helping make the camps the success they were.
For more information on the Jewish Released Time program and to see a full array of pictures, visit www.JewishHour.org.