For the first time ever, the FJC’s Jewish Center of Ulyanovsk, Russia, arranged a Shabbaton-Seminar uniquely for the community’s teenagers. The seminar took place in the city of Tolyatti and consisted of fun activities and lectures on Judaism.
Rabbi Yossi Morozov who headed the Shabbaton spoke about the importance of living as Jews and the privileges and responsibilities entailed. He described the beauty of Shabbat through stories and parables, which made the trip very pleasant.
After arriving at Tolyatti the first stop was for carting and was followed by a private boat ride along the great Volga River.
Rabbi Meir Fisher gave a class titled “Shabbat A to Z”, discussing everything about Shabbat in an hour. During the weekend workshops, lectures and even an “Ask the Rabbi” session were held. Intellectual games and competitions and a walk around the city, where also part of the program.
After Shabbat, on Saturday night, the teenagers were treated to a grand Barbecue, with stories and songs and lots of excitement.
The Shabbaton and J-teen are supported by the L.A. Pincus fund for Jewish Education in the Diaspora, Israel, the Ulyanovsk board of trustees, and the FJC. [nggallery id=226]