Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks inspired Lehava yesterday evening at a meeting of Zionist Youth Movements on their gap year in Israel.
He spoke about leadership and encouraged involvement in the Jewish community on the groups' return to their home countries, and took questions on a range of topics - from belief in God to the Two-State Solution.
As well as Bnei Akiva, there were participants from FZY and BBYO, at the event that took place in the OU Israel Centre in Jerusalem.
Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks inspired MTA yesterday morning at a breakfast exclusively for Hachshara, taking themes from Vayikra and turning them into messages for leadership.
In celebration of the Chief Rabbi's birthday this week - and in recognition of his leadership to Bnei Akiva - we presented him with a gift - a specially designed prayer for peace in Israel, composed by R' Nachman of Breslav.
Below are some photo highlights from the morning.
MTA is now heading to Sussia for Shabbat, a yishuv located south of Chevron in the mountainous area that Avraham crossed as he travelled from Be'er Sheva. for Shabbat.
“In their own words...
"It was inspiring to see Rabbi Sacks' dedication to the youth, and he encouraged us to continue establishing Bnei Akiva as a major force in our home communities on our return"
"It was fantastic and enlightening. Well worth the trip from Gush!"
"Great world leaders of Jewry are born from Bnei Akiva. It was incredible to met a man of that stature."
"A truly unique and humbling experience. A real privelige to hear such a mastermind in thought and Torah speak to us on a practical level."
"I am looking forward to the next time I can hear the Chief Rabbi!"”
Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks inspired Torani yesterday morning at a breakfast exclusively for Hachshara, taking themes from Vayikra and turning them into messages for leadership.
During the breakfast, which was also attended by Lady Sacks, the Chief Rabbi presented an award to Michael Blank in recognition of his contribution to his community.
From volunteering at his shul's youth service and cheder, to leading Bnei Akiva locally, and serving as a school prefect, Michael has been a role model to those around him. His Torani family are very proud of his achievement!
In celebration of the Chief Rabbi's birthday this week - and in recognition of his leadership to Bnei Akiva - we presented him with a gift - a specially designed prayer for peace in Israel.
Below are some photo highlights from the morning. The group is now heading down to Mitzpeh Ramon for Shabbat - photos to follow next week!
“In their own words...
"The Chief Rabbi was inspirational. I could listen to him all day."
"Hearing an inspiring figure like Chief Rabbi Sacks was one of the many amazing experiences that Torani gives us. In his own words, 'Good leaders create followers, great leaders great leaders'."
"This year has given us another great opportunity. This time we met Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks - a true leader and an inspiring speaker."”
Bevirkat Chaverim LeTorah Va'Avodah,