Yeshivas Bais Menachem in the Poconos (aka ‘Wilkes’) recently hosted a magical father and son Shabbaton that left participants feeling uplifted and connected to one another
Yeshivas Bais Menachem in the Poconos (aka ‘Wilkes’) recently hosted a magical father and son Shabbaton that left participants feeling uplifted and connected to one another. The weekend was filled with meaningful activities and bonding experiences that strengthened the relationship between fathers and their sons.
The Shabbaton kicked off with an electric Friday night davening that led to singing and dancing under the stars. Fathers then had the opportunity to eat by Rabbis homes for Friday night meals and Farbrainged. Shabbos day mealtime was particularly special as each father and son took turns saying something they admired about each other. The meal turned into a Farbraingen which lasted all the way up to Mincha.
During the all-day-long Farbraingen, a spontaneous funding campaign was launched by parents to build a new Mikvah. The energy and enthusiasm among the parents was contagious, and it was inspiring to see everyone come together for a common cause.
The Bachurim and Shluchim provided some entertainment with a funny Shmayonkie, and there was musical entertainment led by Rabbi Shlomy Fuchs, Shliach Mendel Zarchi and students Dovid Chaim Boteach, Label Kenovsky and Yisroel Kasowitz on Motzai Shabbos.
Sunday morning brought another opportunity for fathers to connect with their sons as they joined them for Chassidus class. After Shacharis, Reb Uri Perlman gave an address and Q&A session for the parents. The weekend concluded with the groundbreaking for the new Mikvah, which was accompanied by nigunim, dancing, and some emotional words.
All in all, the Shabbaton was a magical experience that left a lasting impact on everyone who participated. If you’re interested in learning more about Yeshivas Bais Menachem, be sure to check out their website at Baismenachem.com.