Immerse yourself into a world of Shabbat. Your weekly worries will melt away as we wine and dine you. Below is a preliminary shabbaton program. Some details are subject to change.
Check In 5:00-6:30 pm Jewish Children’s Museum, 2nd Level
Welcome drinks and hors d’oeuvres 6:00pm
Shabbat Candle Lighting, Grand Opening and Welcoming Ceremony 7:30pm
Lively Shabbat Services at Chevra Ahavas Yisrael
Dinner at Hosts
NYJP Exclusive Farbrengen
Get Your Matza Ball Dosage Experience the fabric of life in local homes during an intimate candlelit dinner comprised of freshly baked challah and all the Shabbos delights.
The After Party After dinner, you are cordially invited to the choicest farbrengens in town. It’s an intoxicating trifecta of drinks, melodies, and soul-stirring stories.
The Shabbos Banquet Following a light kiddush party, guests are invited to a private three-course Shabbos lunch hosted in the Jewish Children’s Museum.
Choose Your Schmooze Workshops will be ongoing. Take your pick:
- Ask the Rabbi Get controversial. Join heated debates on topics ranging from relationships to Israel to the role of the Jew in the 21st century.
- I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar Discuss femininity, expectations, balancing priorities, and defining success with women who strike the balance.
- Mind over Matter, Dr. Gill Heart EX IDF Special Ops, Dr. Gill Heart will demonstrate how mastery of mind over heart can save you in both battle and the workforce.
A Night on the Town Join your new and old friends in the city that never sleeps.
Essential Judaism Tour Visit a Sofer (scribe) and delve into the myriad details that make up a kosher Sefer Torah, Mezuzah and Tefilin. Then learn about the Mikvah, with spa-llike beauty but timeless relevance. Discover the most important of Judaism’s precepts, the foundation of Jewish family life throughout the generations.
Soul Connection Travel to a place revered by hundreds of thousands around the world, a place where heaven and earth intersect, where prayers are answered and blessings are bestowed – the Ohel Lubavitch – resting place of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Tzadik of our times.
Closing Ceremony and Group Photo
Walk the Avenue The program will formally end at 2:00 p.m., but take a moment to tour a cultural phenomenon, a modern day shtetl. Stroll down Kingston Avenue, talk to the locals, and satisfy all your Jewish needs. Whether it’s a new mezuza or to stock your fridge with fresh rugelach, all can be found on the main strip.