MAY’s Annual Spring Shabbaton

The Shabbaton was a resounding success, full of tremendous growth in Ruchniyus, Achdus, Ahavas Hashem and Ahavas HaTorah.


From start to finish, the Shabbaton was an inspiring and exciting weekend. Following Shachris on Friday morning it was off to the buses for a fun-filled, inspirational, action-packed Shabbos!


The Rosh HaYeshiva, Rabbi Mordechai Yaffe, set the tone for Shabbos, imploring talmidim to open their minds and their hearts to what this special Shabbos had to offer. The lively Kabbalas Shabbos, with enthusiastic singing and dancing, was a fitting hakdamah to what would end up being an incredible Shabbaton.


The Mesivta invited Rabbi Benzion Klatzko, noted speaker, outreach professional and founder of, as the guest speaker for Shabbos. Rabbi Klatzko, who addressed the talmidim multiple times throughout the Shabbos, captivated them with his signature style, spreading warmth, positivity and ideas for growth and development, into his drashos.


As per MAY tradition, Shabbos kibbudim were auctioned off for hours of voluntary learning over the course of the long weekend. All-in-all, students committed to almost 250 hours of independent learning, and honored their Rabbeim with the kibbudim. The sheer amount learning throughout the Shabbos, both formally and informally, was a testament to the talmidim’s growh this z’man.


Motzei Shabbos included the annual varsity vs. junior varsity softball game, a Melava Malka BBQ, and a stirring bonfire kumzits.  The achdus and comradery among the talmidim and their Rabbeim was incredible!


The Mesivta thanks Rabbi Shlomo Drebin for organizing the Shabbaton and Rabbi Shlomo Pfeiffer and Camp Romimu for hosting once again.