Father and Son Shabbos Held in Cincinnati

Over 60 fathers from all across the US and Canada arrived at Yeshivas Lubavitch Cincinnati for the annual “Shabbos Avos u’banim.”

This past Shabbos, Parshas Teruma 5784, over 60 fathers from all across the US and Canada arrived at Yeshivas Lubavitch Cincinnati for the annual “Shabbos Avos u’banim”.

The fathers were greeted with a custom-designed welcome bag with information regarding the Shabbos schedule and program. The yeshivah is deeply grateful for the generous warmth and hospitality of the local community of Cincinnati who hosted the many fathers who came. 

The Shabbos weekend began with a Shiur by Rabbi Sovid Smith (Passaic NJ) very lebedike “Adar dancing” on Thursday night with music by Hatamim Kalman Schmukler. It continued, with Friday morning Shacharis in the Beis Medrash. After davening and a delicious breakfast, all in attendance participated in a captivating shiur on Hakhel by Rabbi Eliyahu Simpson, the yeshivah’s senior maggid shiur. The parents then went to their host families and many then went out with their sons on mivtzoim.

The Yeshiva moved into the local Chabad shul for mincha and Maariv. The fathers learned a was followed by a heartwarming seder nigunim. After kabolas Shabbos, the fathers and sons took their seats in the Beis Medrash, specially set up for the occasion under the direction of the Menahel Gashmi, Rabbi Eliyahu Morrison. The yeshivah extends heartfelt thanks to Rabbi Morrison for his great dedication and involvement in general, with extra appreciation for his attentive efforts toward making this Shabbos event successful.

During the course of the Seudah, divrei Torah and Hisorerus were shared by hatmimim Levi Hamburger (Montreal) and Yosef Yitzchak Zeitlin (CH) as well as shluchim Rabbi Sender Geisinsky (Maryland), Rabbi Eily Smith (FLand Rabbi Chaim Shaul Brook (CA). The fathers and sons farbrenged together at length after the seudah, completing the evening’s program. 

On Shabbos morning, Chaver Hanhalla Rabbi Shmuel Granovetter, gave a special shiur Chassidus on a Maamer. Following Shacharis, which included a strong chinuch-drasha by the Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Gershon Avtzon, all the fathers and sons joined together for a Shabbos seudah with the fathers’ host families as well as in Yeshiva. 

After Minchah, there was a special farbrengen in the Zal with Rabbi Levi Simpson, mashpia in Yeshiva. The farbrengen was followed by Maariv, a video of the Rebbe and dancing for Chodesh Adar led by musician Rabbi Dovid Altein (Kingston, PA) and Rabbi Avigdor Tzeitlin (CH) and Rabbi Yosef Kanofsky (CH).

Later that evening, a special Melave Malkah seudah took place in the yeshivah’s Boymel Rabbinical College. The Keynote: “Living by the Rebbe’s Clock” by  Rabbi Aharon Ginsburg (Boro Park).

On Sunday morning there was a chinuch seminar for the fathers, organized by the Menahel of the yeshivah, Rabbi Menachem Benarousse.Later in the day, fathers had the opportunity to meet privately with the teachers to discuss their sons’ progress and growth.

The weekend concluded with parents, bochurim, and hanhalah alike inspired and energized to fulfill the Rebbe’s shlichus “to be mekabel p’nei Moshiach tzidkeinu bepo’el mamash!”

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