The Boys returned today form their Simi Valley Shabbaton. In addition to the amazing Shabbos ruach, the boys enjoyed the high-ropes course, bubble soccer, graffiti art, basketball, and much more.
The boys just arrived in Simi Valley for our Shabbaton and they are already having a great time! It is too close to Shabbos to post all the photos, but these should give you a taste.
We arrived in Angelus Oaks (near Big Bear) Thursday night to an icy chill. The warmth of Shabbos had not yet taken effect – we had to compensate with a campfire.
We woke early on Thursday for skiing and snow tubing. We returned early in the afternoon to prepare for Shabbos. Pre-Shabbos potato kugel (a new taste to some of our Sephardic students) hit the spot, and we were ready for Shabbos. Moshe Storch led Kabbolas Shabbos – and the dancing. The Shabbos seudah was ruach-filled and was followed by pyramid and numbers games. The Oneg Shabbos – once again led by Moshe Storch – lasted late into the night. The highlight of the Shabbos was, without a doubt, the seudah shlishis. Moshe Storch and the rebbeim led the emotional singing as we watched the sun set behind the mountains.
Motzaei Shabbos started with laser tag in the woods and football. The melave malka entertainment – Mentalist Marc Salem – left everyone awestruck.
We left for home soon after breakfast and arrived safely at about 1:00 PM.
The Boys Division Winter Shabbaton is coming soon.
WARNING: Wetsuit required for watching this video!
We safely returned home to Los Angeles, baruch Hashem! There are a lot of pictures and videos to process and upload. But, first, here are some pictures from yesterday.
We had a great day in Yosemite Valley today! The highlight was the Mist Trail hike to the top of Vernal Falls (Today, there was so much water that it should have been called: Torrential Trail). You can see for yourself below.
We are safely tucked in for the night at Camp Wawona. Here are more pictures from the Water Park.
Our first stop on our way to Yosemite: a rest stop in scenic Tulare.
We are on our way to Yosemite! Our first stop is the Wild Water Park in Clovis (near Fresno). Stay tuned here for all the latest details of our trip.