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Winter Yeshivacation 2020-21
Don’t let the winter blues get to you this year! Yeshivacation is planning an exciting journey winter break, for those who are thirsty to learn but haven’t had the opportunity.
Full price $1200
Early Bird (Before Dec 1) $1000
Winter Yeshivacation is an intensive journey of learning, self-discovery, and personal growth during winter break. It is a comprehensive study program in Judaic thought and life, through the lens of Torah and Chassidic teachings for both college students and women of all ages who want to start their journey to Judaism, to learn more about their Jewish identity or seek the opportunity to advance in Torah knowledge.
Machon Chana is located in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn. A brief train ride away from the bustling business and shopping districts of Manhattan, Crown Heights, headquarters of the international Chabad Chassidic community, is also called “ a small town in the big city”. Permeated with Chassidic warmth and the feel of “community” you’ll see people greet each other warmly in the street and shopkeepers on charming Kingston Avenue extend credit to people they know by face.
Program participants stay at our campus located in the heart of Crown Heights. The campus houses the school, three Shuls and dormitory apartments Weekday lunches and dinners are served on campus, and Shabbat meals are in part shared with local hosted families, and in part held communally. This design, provides students with a varied social experience, along with an insider’s view to a traditional Chassidic home and family.
Shabbos- a day of rest. A time for reflection and meditation. A time also for joyful songs, feasting and “farbrenging” – gathering together to hear inspiring words of Chassidus and to say “L’Chaim”. Add to that warmth of a Jewish home, the delectable smells of the shabbos meal, and more fascinating discussions on topics that are important to you, in addition to Davening in 770 surrounded by authentic Chassidim , feeling the kedusha of being in the Rebbes Shul, you have the recipe for true Oneg Shabbos – the profound and lasting pleasure that is Shabbos at Machon Chana.
Yeshivacation has been involved in educating Jewish women for close to 50 years. Immerse yourself in a Torah learning program the largest of its kind outside of Israel. In addition, YeshivaCation boasts many leading scholars and guest lecturers and their instruction, wisdom, knowledge, and Chassidic warmth, serve to elevate the program and ensure a truly inspiring educational experience for you.
Each weekday, a new topic is explored through the light of Jewish law, history, thought and mysticism. Topics include:
- Hashkafa : The Tenets of Out Faith
- Kashrus: We are What We Eat
- Chassidus: Mystical Perspective
- Women: Feminine Mystique
- Moshiach: Ultimate Redemption
- Tfilla: Connecting with Our Maker
- Continuity- Keeping the Flame Alive
- Mitzvos: Spiritual Connectors
- Torah: Our Lifeforce , Our Life
Evening Lectures and Seminars
- Thursday, December 23:
– Challa Baking Workshop with Sheli Man-Berstein
- –Halachos of the Candle lighting with Rabbi Barber
- Shabbos , December 24:
– Shabbos Meal “From Showbiz to Shabbos” with Molly Resnick
- -Shiur On Womenhood , Wifehood & Motherhood
- Sunday, December 23:
Shidduchim with Rabbi Sternberg
Relationships with Sara Karmely
- Monday, December 24:
Bug Checking Workshop
- Tuesday, December 25:
– Sanctity of Marriage
- Wednesday, December 26:
Why? The Rebbe is Moshiach
- Thursday, December 27:
- Friday, December 28:
- Shabbos meal at families
- Shabbos, December 29:
8:00 PM – Melave Malka
9:00 PM – Music – The pen of the Soul
- Sunday, December 30:
- Thursday, December 23:
Tours and Hands-On Workshops
- Scribal Arts – watch a Sofer at work
- Kosher kitchen tour
- Mikvah tour
- Chassidic Chuppah and wedding
- The Rebbe’s Library
- Jem/ Rebbes House
- Matza Bakery
- The Koshering Process
- Jewish library tour
- Synagogue tour
- 8:00 Chassidus- Lets learn some Tanya in preparation for davenng
- 9:00 Prayer
- 9:45 Breakfast
- 10:15 Class 1 on theme
- 11: 15 Skills
- 12:00 Class 2 on theme
- 1:00 Lunch
- 1:30 Class 3 on theme
- 2:30 Class 4 on theme
- 3:30 Mincha
- 4:00 Tour
- 6:00 Dinner
- 6:45 Chitas Chevrusa
- 8;00 Evening Lecture/ Seminar
Broaden your mind, open your eyes, and you will discover an unseen, deeper dimension to life, man, and this world. Explore the fiery depths of Jewish mysticism and be introduced to a holistic approach to spirituality that will permeate and elevate your everyday life.
Dive into the rich and vibrant world of the Woman of Valor. The epitome of true beauty, she is the channel of life, conduit for wisdom, goodness and kindness. The Jewish woman is a complex, beautiful being, often misunderstood. Come to understand her role, her nature, your nature: Come to understand yourself.
Legacy is that which is handed down from ancestors to future generations. The Jewish people have a legacy of tradition and teachings handed down from parent to child since the time of Moses at Sinai. Link in to the timeless chain of Jewish heritage through immersion, study and practice of Jewish canon and ritual observance. The national chain is incomplete without you!
For nearly 4000 years the Jewish people have been reciting the Shema. “Hear, O Israel, Hashem our G-d, Hashem is One”. The essence of our faith, the Shema recognizes the oneness of G-d, his people, and all of creation. Join your sisters on a quest to understand oneness, forge and strengthen your connection to the one source of it all.