MAY Annual Winter Retreat

Organized by Student Activity Coordinators, Rabbi Shlomo Drebin and Rabbi Avromi Meyers, talmidim had the choice of spending the day skiing or snowboarding at Mountain Creek Ski Resort or enjoying an afternoon at Urban Air Trampoline Park and Snowtubing at Campgaw.

The day began with Divrei Torah from surprise guest speaker, Rabbi Yaakov Robinson, Mora d’Asra of Bais Medrash Mikor HaChaim in Chicago and brother of 11th grade rebbe at MAY, Rabbi Yehoshua Robinson. His divrei his’orirus resonated with the talmidim throughout the trip.

Talmidim were joined by Rabbeim on the slopes, skiing and snowboarding throughout the afternoon, breaking only for lunch, Mincha and learning. Many boys opted to utilize bus travel time to learn with a chavrusa, while others spent some lodge-break time learning with their Rabbeim.

“The trip accomplishes three things,” commented Menahel, Rabbi Yossi Bennett, “It serves as a battery-recharge during a long winter z’man, an opportunity to concretize relationships with friends and Rabbeim outside of the yeshiva’s walls and a way to apply the growth and learning in which our talmidim engage on a daily basis in real-world situations.”

The day’s events closed with the entire Mesivta joining together in Englewood, NJ for a siyum by the Rosh HaYeshiva, Rabbi Mordechai Yaffe, a delicious dinner catered by Dougie’s and a digital slideshow of pictures from the day’s events.