Montreal Bochurim Enjoy Spirited Summer in Kingston, PA

Twenty five bochurim from Montreal traveled to Kingston, PA, to establish ‘Yeshivas Kayitz Oros Menachem’, where they spent the summer learning, farbrenging and enjoying exciting trips.

By Anash.org reporter

Twenty five bochurim from Montreal traveled to Kingston, PA, to establish ‘Yeshivas Kayitz Oros Menachem’, where they spent the summer learning, farbrenging and enjoying exciting trips.

The bochurim, who attended the Montreal Mesivta this past year, arrived in Kingston together with their Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Sholom Ber Sheingarten, who fully dedicated himself over the summer to make sure they had all they need b’gashmiyus and b’ruchniyus.

Over the weeks the bochurim spent in Kingston, they dedicated themselves to their learning, while also taking part in farbrengens led by locals and guests. Members of the community invited them into their houses, with mashpia Rabbi Yankel Berkowitz and Rabbi Menachem Aizenman, Rosh Yeshiva of Poconos Yeshiva, leading farbrengens in their homes until late at night. Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Gurary of Montreal also paid a visit to the Yeshiva Kayitz and led several farbrengens.

Along with the exemplary ruchniyus came exemplary gashmiyus. New beds were purchased for the bochurim, and a campus was set up for them where they slept, learned and davened. The bochurim were supplied with delicious meals by the Kingston Kosher grocery store and deli, and had all their needs taken care of by the community. Local residents Yehuda Forster, Shlomo Gordon, Mendel Lifshitz, Yanky Hershkop, Sholom Mendelson and others welcomed the bochurim into their homes for swimming, BBQs and farbrengens.

A highlight of the summer was the Shabbosim, when the bochurim would visit the community shuls Beis Tzvi Yosef and Beis Moshe. There, they joined the seder niggunim on Shabbos afternoon, and one of the bochurim would chazer a ma’amer for the full community.

The bochurim also held farbrengens in the shul, with the Yud Beis Tammuz farbrengen in the Beis Moshe shul continuing from 9:30 PM until well past 3:00 AM!

One of the special aspects of the Yeshivas Kayitz was the scholarship policy. Despite having a remarkably low tuition fee, the program did not turn away anyone due to lack of funds, and a number of families even received full scholarships. The scholarships were made possible by R’ Mendel Hershkop of the Kingston community, who worked together with Rabbi Sheingarten throughout the summer to assure the bochurim had everything they need.

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