At Seudas Shabbos, Aliya’s Rabbi Note Shemtov moved the crowd with a personal recollection of his experience with the Rebbe surrounding his bar mitzvah. In R’ Note’s words, “When we bring the boys away for a Shabbaton we see a whole different person, davening in a different way, learning in a different way, Shabbosing in a different way. And the bond between the boys and their rabbis becomes so much closer.” The seuda transformed into farbrenging into the early morning hours.
After Shabbos Mevorchim Tehilim and a Likkutei Torah shiur by R’ Uri Perlman. The seuda farbrengen carried on until Mincha with the staff of Bais Menachem & Aliya sharing and bonding with students past and present. Havdala was followed by a bonfire, singing and BBQ.
The Poconos campus boasts a diverse range of accommodations including a massive dormitory each room with its own private bathroom, seventeen “motel-style” guest suites along a separate wing, multiple guest cabins and staff housing. The campus, both inside and out, is spacious enough to host large groups and enable young married couples, large families and singles such as bachurim or girls all to have ample, private and comfortable accommodations.
Rabbi Moishe Feiglin, founder and director of Aliya shares, “Aliya’s annual summer Shabbaton is always a major highlight of the year which literally transforms lives. This year we were invited to join Bais Menachem for their alumni Shabbaton and the power of both groups together was simply explosive. The guys were all on a crazy high on the drive back to Crown Height and said they never experienced such joy and inspiration before. The feeling was beyond words!”