We survived the frigid weather on Friday night. The Motzaei Shabbos activities ran the gamut from a Gaga tournament to a moving kumzits.
The weather on Sunday took a turn for the awesome. We put away the scarfs and gloves, and broke out the light sweatshirts. Skiing, snowboarding and sledding were a perfect way to end the Shabbaton.
We have arrived in Running Springs. It is quite chilly, but beautiful. Gut Shabbos!
The Boys Division will be leaving tomorrow for the Winter Shabbaton in Running Springs. There is an amazing weekend planned (see the schedule below). Stay tuned here for the latest news and pictures.
Our trip to Utah has begun. We stopped near Las Vegas at Flip ‘n Out for real work out. We are now at Rising Star Sports Ranch and Resort.
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The Boys will be leaving for Utah on Monday. Stay tuned for amazing pictures right here.
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!