Mechanchim will convene at the Kinus haMechanchim to broaden and hone their knowledge and skills and be enriched with new ideas to take back to their classrooms.
Mechanchim will convene at the Kinus haMechanchim to broaden and hone their knowledge and skills and be enriched with new ideas to take back to their classrooms. This happens through professional lectures and workshops discussions, farbrengens and through the comradery, the “dubuk chaveirim” that prevails.
It should be noted that as much as mechanchim learn from the high caliber presenters, they gain from formal and informal discussions with each other.
A number of special sessions will feature well planned presentations by mechanchim themselves, who will shar what works for them and demonstrate how they do it. Rabbi Yehuda Adelist, a rebbe in Crown heights who has published a number of books in a series called Torah for Children, that are being used in many of our mosdos. They represent his ideas on teaching Chumash currently implemented in classrooms across the country. He will share his ideas and professional work.
Rabbi Yoel Vogel has spent weeks arranging presentations for mechanchim in our mosdos in all levels of elementary school. Mechanchim such as Rabbi Zelli Silber, Rabbi Yosef Aron from Monsey, Rabbi Avrohom Sherr from Crown heights and others will all present.
There will be special sessions to provide mosdos with similar populations and objectives an opportunity to share ideas, experiences and plans. In spite of the fact that our mosdos are all Chabad mosdos it is clear that along that broad spectrum there needs to be a forum for regular discussion among those who more closely share ideology. These session will be chaired by Rabbi Boruch Kaplan of New Haven, Rabbi Shneur Wilhelm of Margate and Rabbi Menachem Klyne of Detroit.
“The Kinus HaMechanchim is a Kinus for mechanchim and also by mechanchim. How wonderful it is to see busy people give up some of their well-deserved summer respite to share, to enrich and to learn,” said Rabbi Nochem Kaplan, director of the Merkos Chinuch Office.