West Coast NCSY To Hold Annual Yarchei Kallah in San Diego, January 23-25

13 Jan 2009

NCSY will hold its annual West Coast Yarchei Kallah in San Diego the Shabbat weekend of January 23-25. There will be an optional chesed event and city tour after the Shabbaton officially ends on Sunday at 1:00 p.m., at Congregation Beth Jacob, 4855 College Avenue, San Diego, 92115.

NCSY, the international youth organization of the Orthodox Union, is the premier organization dedicated to connect, inspire and empower Jewish teens and encourage passionate Judaism through Torah and tradition.

The Yarchei Kallah, which is a learning-focused Shabbaton, is geared toward West Coast teens interested in learning from primary sources abut Jewish themes. NCSY members are expected from Las Vegas; Palo Alto; Oakland; Sacramento; La Jolla; Irvine; and Los Angeles. Teens traveling to the Shabbaton from outside the San Diego area can arrange travel though their local chapter advisors.

Rabbi Effie Goldberg, Regional Director of NCSY West Coast, declared, “At this Yarchei Kallah, we will deliver an in-depth approach to the text of the Torah. I hope that the students attending will view the Torah not just as words, but as a hidden world well beyond the black and white on the page. And when the Shabbaton concludes they will yearn for more – and we will deliver.”

Shabbaton highlights include a Friday night oneg; scholar in residence; one-on-one learning sessions; Saturday night activity at Cosmic Bowling; Sunday morning class and wrap-up; as well as the optional Sunday chesed activity.

The teens will be picked up for the Shabbaton at Congregation Beth Jacob. Registration is at 1:30 pm on Friday, January 23 and Shabbat begins at 4:54 pm. Pick-up is at 1:30pm on Sunday, January 25. Pick-up will also be at Beth Jacob for teens who stay on for the chesed activity.

The cost of the weekend is $65 for NCSY members and $75 for non-members. Special discounts are available to those with financial need and for those who are traveling from outside San Diego.

To apply, visit www.westcoastncsy.com or call 310-229-9000, ext. 2.