Chabad on Campus - Queens, Chabad of Hofstra & NCC, Chabad of New Palz and Chabad of F.I.T. came together to create an amazing student retreat in Napanoch, NY at Camp Shaloh. 32 students enjoyed a spirited Shabbat with abundant home cooked meals, tons of singing and much deep discussion. After the close of Shabbat, the group built a beautiful bonfire complete with s'mores, hot dogs and knishes - not to mention chassidic stories!
Rabbi Shea Hecht inspired students with his talk about deprogramming people involved in cults, students also availed themselves of workshops on the kabbalah of personality and the life experiences of a seasoned mohel.
Rabbi Avrhom Baruch Itkin, manages Camp Shaloh and did everything possible to accommodate the group, from placing space heaters in every room to delivering fire wood on Motzei Shabbos. He made sure that everything ran smoothly and everyone was comfortable. Accommodations included a newly redone Chalet on the premises.
In the words of Shlomo Feldman of Queens College, "Amazing. Amazing Shabbas! Thank you everybody for a Shabbas I will never forget!"
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Camp Shaloh is the grounds of the Jewish Summer Fellowship, visit myjsf.org for more info.