Five hundred students from eighty universities around the world, attended a weekend Shabbaton at Lubavitch Headquarters in New York. The event was arranged by the Chabad on Campus International Foundation, providing students with a Shabbat experience steeped in the spirit and study of Torah, Chasidic warmth and Jewish celebration.
Inspirational services, Shabbat dinners with traditional melodies and animated conversation were topped off by a Saturday night concert with reggae star Matisyahu, a resident of the local Chabad-Lubavitch community, and the new rising stars of Ta Shma.
The Campus Foundation is under the auspices of Merkos, the Chabad-Lubavitch educational division, and was made possible by sponsorship of the Rohr Family Foundation. "Thanks to the Rohr philanthropies," says Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky, Vice Chairman of Merkos, "Chabad is reaching students with programs that are making an impact on their long-term Jewish identity."