Pittsburgh Mesivta Hosts Uplifting Father-Son Hakhel Shabbaton

The Mesivta of Pittsburgh hosted a father-son Shabbaton, with fathers arriving from all over the country and even as far away as Costa Rica.

The Mesivta of Pittsburgh hosted a father-son Shabbaton. Fathers arrived from all over the country and even as far away as Costa Rica.

It began with an opening session at noon on Friday.

Rabbi Eliezer Shusterman, menahel of the Mesivta, welcomed everyone to this special Hakhel Shabbos. 

Rabbi Yossi Rosenblum, Head of School of Yeshiva Schools and Rabbi Yisroel Altein, Maggid Shiur in Mesivta, presented lessons in Chinuch from the Parsha.

After lunch, the fathers went on Mivtzoim with their sons.

Shabbos began with father-son chavrusa learning, followed by a spirited Kabbalas Shabbos.

Then came Seudas Shabbos followed by a farbrengen with Rabbi Mendel Unsdorfer, assistant menahel and Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Klein, Maggid Shiur, that went late into the night.

Shabbos morning was another opportunity for learning together. 

For Seudas Shabbos, the three shiurim were individually hosted by families in the community.

Mincha and an inspiring Seder Niggunim were held at Chabad of Squirrel Hill. Hatamim Mendel Gorelik chazered maamar in honor of his birthday.

A gourmet Melava Malka was served at Yeshiva. After watching a video of the Rebbe, Dr. Chaim Oster, president of Yeshiva Schools addressed the crowd. 

A number of fathers spoke as well about their appreciation for the Mesivta. The talmidei hashluchim presented a slideshow about their activities and hosted an exciting game show with fathers and sons.

Sunday morning began with Seder Chassidus, fathers sat in on their son’s shiurim. 

After a gourmet breakfast, everyone took a grand tour of the new Yeshiva campus in Greenfield.

One father remarked “I am so impressed with the eidelkeit and sincerity of the bochurim. Also, the individual care and concern of the hanhala to each and every bochur.”

Another father said “You can sense the achdus among the bochurim across all the shiurim! It is one Mesivta family!”

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