Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Leadership Training Institute Participates in Jewish Tour

The Leadership Training Institute participants had the opportunity to go on a Jewish Tour of Crown Heights this past Sunday led by The Chassidic Discovery Welcome Center. Tour-goers saw a Jewish synagogue, a Torah scribe, a mikvah (Jewish ritual bath), and had the chance to eat a kosher lunch. Participants learned about many different aspects of Lubavitch Chassidic life, including spiritual purity rituals, modesty laws, men's and women's roles in Lubavitch life, and Lubavitch world views. This eye-opening tour allowed attendees to ask questions about Chassidic life in an open and honest forum, without judgment. One participant reflected about how wonderful it was that the tour guides were so willing to share their perspective on their daily life and remove the mystery from the the Jewish community in Crown Heights. Thanks so much to all who came out for the tour!

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