Every Shabbos is a special Shabbos in Gan Yisroel, “al achas kama vekama” Shabboss Yarchei Kalla, when Gan Yisroel has the Zechus to host Rabbonim, Shluchim & Mashpiim from artound the world.
The 1st Shabbos of the second session brought with it 100 new campers k”ah, and with that came their great Chayus & Lebedekeit that permeated all the Tefillos & singing songs during the meals.
Truck Driver Betzalel Camissar Davened Kabolas Shabbos @ the Umud. The Shul was packed with the many Yarchei Kalla guests and the campers let them hear the spirit of CGI loud and clear. During the singing of “Mikolos Mayim..” the staff of CGI put their arms around each others shoulders and sang together with the campers. As the bunks were dismissed to the dining room for Seudas Shabbos, they all went and said Good Shabbos to the Chashuve Orchim.
Following the meal, Head Counselor Asher Deren Farbrenged with about 50 campers.
Shabbos morning, Reb Yoel Kahan gave a Shiur in a Maamer to the guests of Yarchei Kalla.
L.T. Mendy Mann Davened Shachris & Mussaf@ the Umud & Learning Teacher Shimon Hellinger lained.
Before Mussaf, Rabbi Moshe Bogomilsky addressed the campers.
During the Shabbos Seudah Rabbi Mendel Shemtov addressed the campers.
During the afternoon there were Chiddushei Torah delivered by the Rabbonim on the front lawn of camp.
General learning classes led by YK guests were held this afternoon. Rabbi Moshe Bogomilsky Farbrenged for the oldest children, Rabbis Laizer & Gedalia Shemtov for the middle age groups and Rabbi Shimon Lazaroff for the youngest.
While Rabbi Shimon Lazaroff led the camp with the traditional Shmaryonkee in the main dining room, Rabbi Elimelech Zwiebel Chazzered a Maamer in the lobby.
Bunks Vav, Yud and Yud Daled won Shabbos competition.