On Shabbos HaGadol, MTA hosted its annual Yeshiva Fellowship Shabbaton at the Kartrite Resort in the Catskills. The event began with a fun Friday afternoon, where talmidim enjoyed the resort’s many amenities, including the indoor arcade.
Talmidim then spent an inspirational Shabbos with their Yeshiva Fellowship mashgichim, filled with lots of learning s’darim to spiritually prepare for Pesach, lively minyanim, inspiring divrei Torah, and delicious s’udos. The Shabbaton ended with an epic musical m’laveh malkah. Throughout Shabbos, talmidim continued to motivate each other to achieve higher levels of learning and spirituality.
MTA Head of School and Senior Mashgiach Rabbi Joshua Kahn has been leading a pre-Shacharis chaburah for the past three years, which was m’sayeim the sefer VaAni T’filah during the Shabbaton. “It was truly meaningful to culminate three years of learning together during the Shabbaton,” said Rabbi Kahn. “The commitment of our talmidim who have been learning with me every morning before davening is inspiring, and it was really special to share our accomplishment with the entire Yeshiva Fellowship.” The Yeshiva Fellowship program is a unique initiative that provides MTA talmidim with additional opportunities to grow in Torah and to develop both communally and individually. Talmidim benefit from the personal guidance of a dedicated mashgiach for each cohort and also participate in special trips, programs, Shabbatons, and m’laveh malkahs.
With the participation of Rav Hershel Schachter (distinguished poseik and RIETS Rosh Yeshiva/Rosh Kollel) and Rav Zvi Sobolofsky (esteemed RIETS Rosh Yeshiva), Yeshiva Fellowship talmidim take advantage of MTA’s relationship with the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) at YU. This includes following a special halachah curriculum, participating in chaburos with RIETS roshei yeshivah, and a weekly Night Seder.