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Color War play

Interview by Yosef Shidler – play presented by winning team shliach.

Unity at international ‘Yarchei Kallah’

The high spirits that were felt at ‘Camp Gan Yisroel New York’ during the past few days reached their peak at the melave malka on motzei shabbos, the central event of ‘Yarchei Kallah’ which was founded thirty years ago in memory of the Rebbe’s father.

Gedolim, Rabbonim, Roshei Yeshivot, and mashpi’im graced the evening with their presence and words of Torah, while hundreds of tmimim and Anash listened intently, amazed at the scene which had been organised by Rabbi Avraham Shem Tov, who heads the international ‘Agudas Chassidei Chabad’.

The evening was competently chaired by Rabbi Sholom Ber Lipskar, shliach in Bal Harbor Florida. Dvar Malchus was said by Rabbi Yoel Cohen, the Rebbe’s ‘chozer’ and words of blessing were spoken by Rabbi Shem Tov, Rabbi Lipa Shapira, Rabbi Yitzchak Yehuda Yuroslavski and Rabbi Mordechai Shmuel Askenazi, Rabbi of Kfar Chabad.

Words of halacha and pilpul were heard by Rabbi Dov Brisman and Rabbi Chanania Yosef Aisenbach, Rosh Yeshiva of chabad in Bnei Brak.

At this very moment, the Torah event of the international ‘Yarchei Kallah’ is taking place in the large shul of ‘Gan Yisroel New York’ with the participation of many gedolim, Rabbonim, Roshei Yeshivot, and mashpi’im from around the world.

Our COL team on the scene are broadcasting the event live , in co-operation with the virtual team of Gan Yisroel: Hershi Chitrik and Zalman Shapira.


This years hundreds of people from all over the globe watched the 30th Yarchei
Kalah live online. The news of the live event was published on two major lubavitcher
websites, COL and Shmais. B”H the network grid held up to the high bandwidth
demand even though it was broadcast at 196kbs. To watch this years yarchei kalah



Despite the massive blackout, the 30th annual Yarchei Kalla program @ Gan Yisroel, NY which this year has over 30 Rabbonim, Mashpiim, Roshei Yeshivos & Shluchim from around the world continued.
Thanks to good olde tea light candles, battery powered lanterns and the bright beams from a couple of cars, the learning and discussions in Torah did not stop.

As we finished typing this article @ 9:04pm EST, the lights went back on and loud cheering and applause was heard throughout the grounds of Gan Yisroel.



The 30th annual Yarchei Kalla will IYH get underway Thursday @ Gan Yisroel, NY.

A bus (free of charge) will be leaving from 770 @ 11:00am promptly and will leave Gan Yisroel Thursday @ midnight.

The following is the schedule for Thursday & Friday.

7:30 A.M. Shiur in Chassidus, Beis Midrash of Yarchei Kallah
HaRav Elimelech Tzwibel – Mashpia, Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim, Morristown NJ

3:00 P.M. Opening Session, Beis Midrash of Yarchei Kallah

Chairman: HaRav Shneur Zalman Wilschanski – Rosh Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim, Morristown NJ
HaRav Meir Zvi Gruzman – Rosh Yeshivah at Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim, Kfar Chabad
HaRav Yitzchak Yehudah Yaroslavski – Secretary of Beis Din Rabbanei Chabad of Eretz HaKodesh
HaRav Mordechai Shmuel Ashkenazi – Rav of Kfar Chabad
HaRav Yosef Yitzchak Kalmanson – Rosh Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim, New Haven, CT

8:00 P.M. Second Session, Main Synagogue of Gan Yisrael Campus

Chairman: HaRav Yehudah Leib Shapiro – Rosh Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim, Miami FL
Dvar Malchus: HaRav Yoel Kahn – the Rebbe’s ‘Chozer’
HaRav Moshe Tendler – Rosh Yeshivah at Yeshivas Yitzchak Elchanan and Av Beis Din of Monsey Community
HaRav Yisroel Friedman – Rosh Yeshivas Oholei Torah, New York
HaRav Yitzchak Meir Herz – Rosh Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim, London, England

HaRav Yechiel Menachem Mendel Kalmanson – Rosh Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim, Brunoy, France

HaRav Yosef Segal – Rosh Kollel Tzemach Tzedek, Jerusalem
HaRav Moshe Havlin – Rosh Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim and Rav of Kiryat Gat, Israel


7:30 A.M. Shiur in Chassidus, Beis Midrash of Yarchei Kallah
HaRav Zushya Alperovitz – Mashpia, Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim, Kiryat Gat

10:30 A.M. Third Session, Beis Midrash of Yarchei Kallah

HaRav Avraham Gerlitzky – Rosh Yeshivah at Yeshivas Oholei Torah, New York
HaRav Levy Wineberg – Rosh Machon LiSemichah VeRabbanus, Johannesburg
HaRav Yaakov Moshe Wolberg – Rosh Yeshivah at Yeshivas Oholei Torah, New York
HaRav Baruch Leshes – Rosh Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim, Sydney
HaRav Yisrael Shimon Kalmanson – Vaad Hanachos BeLahak

4:30 P.M. Fourth Session, Beis Midrash of Yarchei Kallah
HaRav Eliyahu Landau – Rosh Yeshivah at Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim, Kfar Chabad
HaRav Gavriel Tzinner – Renowned Author of Nit’ei Gavriel
HaRav Dov Brisman – Av Beis Din, Philadelphia


This years songs that were composed by the talented staff of Camp Gan Israel during the Hiskashrus War 5763.

The songs of Hiskashrus war 5763 / 2003 color war camp gan israel ny

Theme song winning team of Shliach
(T.T.T.O. ay yai yai)
A Shliach moves into a town
He’s lonely with no one around
He feels like he’s distant from his Rebbe
His vision beginning to fade

But then there’s a Jew at his door
Who’s lost and is searching for more
The Shliach now tells him about his Rebbe
Another çñéã he’s made

As a Shliach he knows
That he’s not for himself
His entire life’s focus is for someone else
Teaching all Jews the Rebbe is there
And for his children he truly does care (x2)

Now we know that our Hiskashrus
is not by staying nearby
Oh No!
Rather we strive to teach all Yidden
the Rebbe loves them so

Theme song team of Chossid
T.T.T.O. Mein Kind – MBD

It’s Friday night in camp the hour is already late,
Mendel’s tired, but there’s something telling him to wait.

His counselor’s sitting at his side,
A Hachloto he asks him to decide.

Mendel starts to speak,
His feelings he just cannot hide.

To learn the Rebbe’s teachings,
And make them part of me,
To Daven every word right from the heart

To live as a true Chossid
Striving hard to be,
Everything that the Rebbe wants of me.
Alma Mater Winning Team of Shliach
(Original tune by winning General Simi)
A lonely stray tear drop
From his eye escapes
Betraying the calm look on his face
It seems like just yesterday camp only started
And now it’s time to say goodbye

No matter how many
Times in the past
That I’ve had to say farewell
It never gets easier it only gets harder
Harder to say goodbye

Now I know why Chassidim never say
Chassidim never say goodbye
Wherever we go we’re all together
Together in spirit and soul (x2)

Now as the summer approaches the end
The last day is right around the bend
As hard as I try I just cannot help it
I just cannot help but cry

Now I know…

Alma Mater Team of Chossid
T.T.T.O. Niggun Shabbos V’Yom Tov

Luggage piled up in the hall,
I didn’t want to go at all.
But to the Rebbe’s camp, my parents sent me.

From the moment I arrived,
Something touched me deep inside.
Now Gan Yisroel, you’re where I want to be.

More than pictures on the wall,
I close my eyes and see it all
The Rebbe has come to camp – his children to see.

Oh Gan Yisroel, the camp I love and hold so dear
Oh Gan Yisroel, I feel the Rebbe’s really here.
Still everyday I yearn for a special dollar of my own,
Still I wish to go into Yechidus with the Rebbe all alone.
How I’m dreaming of the day when I wake up to see
The Rebbe’s come to camp – to visit me


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