Jun 7, 2013
Inspiring Shabbos at Big Bear

Over 300 people gathered for an uplifting and inspiring Shabbos at Big Bear, California, with speaker Rabbi YY Jacobson.


Over 300 people affiliated with 13 Chabad communities in Orange County and Long Beach, with many of these families having their children at the Hebrew Academy, joined together to enjoy a transformational uplifting and inspiring weekend in the majestic mounts of Big Bear, California.

Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Jacobson was the scholar in residence and reached the hearts and minds of all participants; from the highly regarded sophisticates to those who didn't plan on attending the lectures. After one of Rabbi Jacobson's talks, a young lady, of marriageable age, commented that she now understands why she should marry someone Jewish.

The effects of the Shabbaton are being felt even after it was over, as many Hebrew Academy families are now immersed in Rabbi Jacobson's talks. Parents are sharing what they learned with one another and the conversations around campus, staff included, are discussing nuggets from Rabbi Jacobson's powerful talks and Q and A sessions.

"What Rabbi Jacobson did for our community in a single weekend is something shluchim on shlichus for many years can only dream about," said Rabbi Avremi Popack, Judaic Vice Principal of the Hebrew Academy, and coordinator of the event.

Participants enjoyed the fresh natural mountain air and challenging and fun recreational activities provided by the campsite. The unbelievable children's program led by the Bnos Chabad of the Hebrew Academy, and volunteers from the Hebrew Academy Middle and Upper School Student body, gave the parents an opportunity to sit and enjoy the many lectures and discussions that were available.

Coupled with fantastic food arranged and served by Brod caterers, this was weekend that will be referred to and remembered for many long years to come.


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1
Go Rabbi Avremy and Rochi Popack
For coming up with the idea, for coordinating everything, for spending months, time and creativity to make this the amazing shabbaton that it was. The Popacks have truly changed the face of the Hebrew Academy.
(6/7/2013 11:14:18 AM)
2
aahhh
I was there great program and kids had fun thanks girls for all work (:
(6/7/2013 1:15:28 PM)
3
this is so chashuv!!
wow yesher koyach!! to the childrens program counselors! you all really did such a great job! Each of you are dugma chayas!! Moshiach now!!
(6/7/2013 5:30:15 PM)
4
fun!
so nice!! beautiful! fun!
(6/7/2013 8:56:22 PM)
5
Great Job
The Shabbaton was fantastic, Thank you for all your hard work!!!
(6/9/2013 2:33:58 AM)
6
to number 3
ur more chashuv!!!! anyway it was a groyse zocheh seeing all those amazing girls woking with all their koychos to keep the children entertained so that the parents could enjoy the mamesh geshmakte speaker. im inspired
(6/9/2013 5:50:30 AM)
7
Muusii!!
Goo musii!!
miss you
Machon girls :)
(6/9/2013 3:09:51 PM)
8
WoW! This was definitely the EVENT of the year!
A Groise Shkoyach to the Bnos and highschool/middleschool VOLUNTEERS of HA, for selflessly devoting their Shabbos to the children's program and making it an amazing success. All so that the parents can enjoy the program!!!
(6/9/2013 5:57:40 PM)
9
I'd like to personally thank the B'nos!
for really giving it their all! Go Yocheved, Rykal and Musia for being the BEST hc's/ counselors!!!
(6/9/2013 5:59:46 PM)
10
We LOve You
Mazel Tov Avremie and Rochie..
You guys are amazing .. All your hard work .
May you go from strength to strength and continue to make the Rebbe proud. Keep up the good work..
Hebrew Academy is lucky to have you both
(6/11/2013 4:47:57 PM)
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