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 Frequently asked questions

  • How much do you charge for a Shabbaton?
    Generally speaking, we don't charge at all! We all have jobs and careers, but we volunteer our time and talent to do this, because we have a purpose and a mission. If your Shabbaton will help further that mission, then we want to partner with you at no cost. However, the traveling costs must be covered, and we do ask for a donation to help us cover organization costs which will be determined prior to booking. If you are looking for entertainment for any other event, albeit for a great cause, we are not the group you're looking for
  • What is your mission?
    To help Jewish Outreach Organizations all over the country spread the beauty, Joy, and relevancy of the Torah and Shabbat with our Jewish brethren. Our mission is based upon two ideas: 1. It begins with the premise and deep recognition that all Jews are brothers and sisters, regardless of what they may or may not wear on their heads! So, instead of just being saddened by the lack of Jewish Unity in the Jewish Community, we decided that we can do something to reach out and build bridges, thus, bringing us closer to our natural oneness that began at Mount Sinai and will lead us to our final redemption. A Shabbaton with the Traveling Chassidim is a beautiful experience of Jewish Unity at its best. 2. To shatter the misconception that Shabbat is restrictive, prayer is boring, and the Torah way of life is... archaic, which is the greatest barrier keeping Jews from exploring all that their rich heritage has to offer. A Shabbaton with The Traveling Chassidim will demonstrate that Judaism is in fact, joyful, meaningful, and relevant.
  • Do you have other requirements?
    We are a pretty-flexible group. However, of course there are the basic requirements of Kosher food and comfortable sleeping accommodation, which its details can be worked out while booking a Shabbaton.
  • Do you come just men, or families?
    The Traveling Chassidim come as a group of families. Our wives and children are an important part of the group, particularly in accomplishing our first goal as mentioned in FAQ #1 which is, to build bridges and forge connections. The visiting families bond with the hosting families and members of the Community, which then creates a warm and exciting atmosphere. Anyone who attended a TC Shabbaton can attest to it. In Many cases families would create long lasting relationships, and hosting families or Singles would come back and visit Monsey or Brooklyn for a Shabbat.
  • Is your group part of - or affiliated with a larger Organization?
    Yes, we are officially part of The World of Belz which is under the guidance and leadership of Grand Rabbi Rokeach of Belz Jerusalem. Not only has the Rabbi Inspired us and all of his followers over the years with a strong vision of a united Jewish soul, but has also given his strong support and blessing to our initiative, and has appointed Rabbi Asher Eckstein from Brooklyn NY as our halachic guide, and Rabbi Eliezer Grossman to oversee the Organization and its progression. The initiative was originally inspired by Project Inspire and the teachings of the late great Rabbi Noah Weinberg of Aish Hatorah, and we are closely affiliated with both of these wonderful Organizations.
  • I attended a Shabbaton with you guys and I'm like... you MUST come to our community, but I'm not the Rabbi nor the program Director. How can I convince them?
    Here are a couple of tips: 1. Talk to them about your experience and have them call us. 2. Direct them to this website. 3. They can call their colleagues from other Communities for reference (which we can happily provide). 4. Most of all, tell them the secret - it might not even cost them a penny...
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