Shluchim from across New York and New England gathered at Chabad of Briarcliff-Ossining this past week for regional Kinus Hashluchim, where workshops and sessions tackled discussions such as Chinuch, Halacha, and post-covid related difficulties.
Shluchim from across New York and New England gathered at Chabad of Briarcliff-Ossining this past week for regional Kinus Hashluchim, where they attended workshops and sessions that tackled current and relevant topics.
Hosted in the Chabad of Briarcliff-Ossining, New York, by Rabbi and Mrs. Dovid Labkowsky, the one-day Kinus brought together Shluchim from across the North-Eastern region of the United States, the workshops and sessions tackled discussions such as Chinuch, Halacha, and post-covid related difficulties.
For many, a highlight was the session on Chinuch, moderated by Rabbi Yosef Wolvovsky of Glastonbury, CT. The panel featured Rabbi Shloimy Sternberg, Menahel of the Tomchei Temimim division of Chovevei Torah, Rabbi Shaya Gopin of Hartford, CT, and Rabbi Levi Shemtov of Riverdale, NY. They discussed pressing issues such as smartphones and technology, as well as ‘when and how to say no to our children’. The panelists also talked about the importance of sharing our Hiskashrus with our kids.
“For every story of the Rebbe we tell our kids from before Gimmel Tammuz, we must tell them two stories from after Gimmel Tammuz,” shared Rabbi Sternberg. “Hiskashrus needs to be something relevant and present, not Ch”V in the past tense, disconnected from our children.
A fascinating session on Shluchim working together and helping one another was moderated by Rabbi Efraim Mintz of JLI and featured Rabbi Yossi Deren of Greenwich, CT, and Rabbi Sholom Moshe Paltiel of Port Washington, NY.
Discussions on welcoming people back into Chabad Houses after the Covid absence was led by Rabbi Yisroel Friedman of Sudbury, MA. Many other Shluchim joined in the conversation, sharing what worked for them and where they would like to focus next, leading to a beautiful exchange of ideas.
The shluchim then gathered for a group photo, which was then followed by a grand banquet.