For more information about the B'Yachad Shabbaton, contact Leah Finkelman.
For planning purposes, including to accommodate dietary restrictions and friend requests, and to ensure we have adequate staffing and enough program materials and supplies, please RSVP your child, regardless of whether they are able to attend, by Friday, October 4, 2019.
This year's Shabbaton is on October 25 and 26, 2019 at URJ Eisner Camp!
We will be meeting at TBE at 3:15 pm on Friday, October 25 and leaving on the bus promptly at 3:30 pm. We will return to TBE at approximately 10:00 pm on Saturday, October 26.
Read on for details...
About the B'Yachad Shabbaton
The B'Yachad Shabbaton is an integral part of the 6th and 7th grade curriculum. The programs presented during the Shabbaton introduce the main concepts to be covered during the year. We believe very strongly in the power of experiential Jewish education. In informal settings such as retreats, students learn together in the context of authentic Jewish community, experience Shabbat, engage in community building and socialize over the course of a weekend. These interactions strengthen bonds and comfort with peers and faculty. The benefits of our Shabbatonim go well beyond the school year, as these experiences have lasting impacts on our youth in regard to their social and emotional development and their Jewish identities.
Where Do We Go?
This year, the B'Yachad Shabbaton will be held at URJ Eisner Camp in Great Barrington, MA.
Who's Going to the Shabbaton?
6th and 7th graders, members of our TBE Youth Programs Team, B'Yachad Faculty and Senior Madrichim. Our staff has a deep background in experiential education and running Shabbatonim, and are excited to connect with our students through this exciting and important experience.
Shabbaton Themes and Resources
Our Shabbaton explores one main theme: Kehilah Kedoshah, or holy community. This theme is incredibly important at this point in the year, as we are working to build a strong sense of community among our 6th & 7th graders. Throughout the Shabbaton, we will ask:
These are some pictures from last year's Shabbaton! Hit play on the slideshow below to view them, or move your mouse over the thumbnails underneath to scroll through the photo set. We'll be sure to update this page after the weekend! Also, additional photos from the weekend are available on our Facebook page - please "like us" and stay connect with TBE Youth Programs throughout the year! Enjoy!
Want to take a journey back in time? Here are some pictures from previous Shabbatonim!