Agudas Chassidei Chabad and the Chabad House of Ramat Gan, who have been working extensively to broaden Jewish identity among young people, recently arranged a special meeting between youth from Holon and their peers from Kfar Chabad.
The teens from Ramat Gan are members of the “Yehuda VeYisrael” youth group, which is run under the auspices of the Chabad House of Ramat Gan and its director Rabbi Motti Gal.
The meeting began with an explanation of Kfar Chabad and the Chabad movement, given by Rabbi Menachem Lattar and Rabbi Gal.
Afterwards, there was a seminar on sofrus, given on the second floor of the 770 building. For many of the participants, it was the first time that they had seen how this is done.
The visitors did not hide their enthusiasm as they enjoyed the special atmosphere and learning about these interesting mitzvos. During their visit, they also watched a short video of the Rebbe speaking about the uniqueness of the Jewish nation and its tremendous merit.
The high point of the visit was the teens’ encounter with their peers from Kfar Chabad. Two separate meetings were held for boys and girls. The boys met with yeshiva students, while their girls met with students from the Kfar Chabad girls’ high school.
The encounter included social games created by high school girls, with the objective of lowering tensions and creating a more relaxed atmosphere. Both parties answered various questions, and eventually started sharing ideas, experiences and their future expectations.
The meeting concluded with a question-and-answer session with Chabad spokesperson Motti Ander, dealing mostly with the deep connection between the Chassidim and the Rebbe, and the uniqueness of Chabad.
Everyone described the meeting as an “experience,” “amazing,” or “fascinating.” Similar meetings with more young people from around Israel are being planned.