Fifty volunteers for MyShliach’s Hebrew-speaking department gathered last week in Kfar Chabad to celebrate a year of milestones and activities.
My Shliach is currently serving yaldei hashluchim in Europe and Asia through a host of programs, including a Big Brother/Big Sister mentorship program, online farbrengens, rallies, contests, projects, shiurim, and more. The end of year event highlighted the positive influence the volunteers have had on their young charges.
Rabbi Dovaleh Halperin, director of the Hebrew-speaking department at MyShliach thanked the volunteers, commending them on the personal time and commitment they dedicated to yaldei hashluchim worldwide. “The MyShliach volunteers are an elite group who were carefully chosen to support the children of the shluchim,” he said.
Addressing the bochurim’s event via webcast from Crown Heights, Rabbi Mendy Kotlarsky, executive director of Merkos Suite 302, shared some of the enthusiastic feedback he receives from shluchim about the crucial role MyShliach plays in the lives of their children.
Rabbi Kotlarsky explained that for many of these children, the only during the year they receive yiddishe energy and enrichment institutionally is at summer camp or a Kinus weekend. Yet thanks to the volunteers, they are getting this hashpa’a and involvement throughout the entire year
Rabbi Mendy Shanowitz, international director of MyShliach, warmly described the extent of the positive influence that the bochurim’s chavrusa learning and involvement has had and will continue to have for the young shluchim.
Young Shliach Mendy Pikel from Chang Mai, China relayed some of his personal feelings about the impact his Ach Gadol has had and how much he looks forward to learning and farbrenging each week. Bochurim Mendy Schif and Mendy Sudakevitch encouraged their peers to continue throughout the summer with a shturem.