450 Mechanchim Gather for Annual Kinus in Eretz Yisroel

Mechanchim from across Eretz Yisroel participated in their annual Kinus, gaining insight, inspiration and learning practical techniques to give them a boost as they head into the new school year.

By Anash.org reporter
Photos by Dovber Hechtman

More than 450 mechanchim from across Eretz Yisroel participated in an annual Kinus HaMechanchim, which took place at the Nir Etzion Hotel.

The meticulously planned kinus featured lectures and workshops from experienced mechanchim and professionals, designed to provide insight, inspiration and practical techniques to give teachers a boost as they head into the new school year.

Kinus director, Rabbi Naftali Roth, welcomed the participants, together with his son Rabbi Noam Roth. Rabbi Meir Ashkenazi of the Kfar Chabad Beis Din addressed the crowd, speaking about the upcoming Shemita year, and the lessons that can be gleaned from this special time as it relates to chinuch.

While the mechanchim enjoyed an elaborate lunch, a siyum was held by Rabbi Shlomo Mamane who concluded a masechta, in accordance with the Rebbe’s instruction to hold siyumim during these days.

A fascinating panel discussion entitled “Stop – Think – Decide” was presented by educational experts Rabbi Avraham Zohar, Rabbi Shalom Kaminer, Prof. Farraj Dahr, and Rabbi Israel Springer.

Afterwards, the educators divided into smaller groups for workshops that catered to their specific needs. Among the many talented presenters were Rabbi Chaim Moskowitz, who gave practical tools for creating a safe and optimal educational environment, Rabbi Malkiel Avraham who addressed the challenges of teaching Gemara and Rabbi Levi Naparstek who offered solutions for improving reading at any age.

The mechanchim then gathered to pose for the traditional group photo, as they burst out enthusiastically with the song “Shluchei Adoneinu…”

The day concluded with a seder nigunim led by Rabbi Elor Velner and accompanied by Rabbi Chaim Kumar on the clarinet.

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