The concept of Yarchei Kallah originated during the times of the Gemara as a genuine Torah institution, and was considered an important contribution to maintaining the level of Torah knowledge throughout the Diaspora. Its sole purpose was to give former students the opportunity to return to the Batei Medrash in order to deepen and strengthen their knowledge of Torah. Beth Medrash Govoha has for the past several years created the same opportunity for the myriads of Baalei Batim who relish the thought of two complete days spent absorbed in intense, uninterrupted Torah learning. With this goal in mind, the Shivti program –a project of Beth Medrash Govoha – has redefined the common notion of a Yarchei Kallah, with a no-gimmick winter Yarchei Kallah, giving Klal Yisrael a genuine chance to reconnect to the “real thing” – the intensity of full-time learning for a precious two days.
This year’s learning program will zero in on the highly important and relevant sugya of Work Responsibilities and Dispute Resolution. The sugya is vast and thought-provoking, and the shiurim will be delivered by world-renowned experts in this field. Booklets have been compiled and published in honor of this occasion, and will guide participants and their chavrusas as they delve into this most-intriguing sugya.
Those who have experienced the charged atmosphere of Shivti Yarchei Kallahs in the past are eagerly awaiting their annual recharge. There is also much interest from those who have not yet participated but are eager to join this inspiring retreat for the first time. Registration is open to all. Past years attendees included some father and son/son-in-law pairs who chose to use this time to bond with each other as they learn. In addition, we had the zechus of hosting numerous Rabbonim who joined their congregants for an invigorating two days of intense Torah study and camaraderie thus strengthening their unique bond at many levels.
This year’s Yarchei Kallah will take place from Motzei Shabbos, January 14th to Monday, January 16th in the beautiful Hyatt Regency of Princeton, NJ. The serene environment which is conveniently located, yet set apart from the bustle of everyday living, creates a calm oasis to allow participants to disengage from their everyday worries and focus completely on utilizing every minute for learning. Shivti will be providing the participants with all their material needs via comfortable lodgings and catered meals ensuring that the participants can completely immerse themselves in their learning without worrying about any of their mundane needs.
Interested parties can contact 732-367-1060 Ext. 4215 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.