Yesh Shabbat Jewish Summer Camps Religious Life
Religious Mission Statement:Yesh Shabbat is a Modern Orthodox program. As such it upholds the standards of a commitment to halacha, Jewish life, and living. At the same time the camp recognizes that students come from a variety of backgrounds and hence Yesh Shabbat strives to make all students comfortable within the framework of Modern Orthodoxy.
Shabbat: A goal at Yesh Shabbat is to provide students with a rich and meaningful Shabbat experience with strict adherence to Modern Orthodox standards. Hence, the use of all electronic devices is prohibited throughout Shabbat. Additionally, unlike during the week, on Shabbat students are required to attend all meals.
Shiur: At Yesh Shabbat we believe that it is important for students be involved in Torah learning throughout the summer. Hence, there will be optional learning opportunities on a daily basis. Additionally, Yesh Shabbat students are required to attend two learning groups throughout the week: one during the weekdays and one on Shabbat. Furthermore, the rabbi and counselors will make themselves available to learn with students on an individual basis.
Food: Yesh Shabbat adheres to strict glatt kosher standards. A mashgiach oversees all food served on campus, and food made off-campus comes from reliable kosher establishments. You will love the buffet style meals served in the dining center as well as our memorable Shabbat dinners. Students may only purchase food from the supermarket, mall, or other outside venues that contains an OU or other approved kosher certification on the seal.
Davening: At Yesh Shabbat there are three daily minyanim, which all students are expected to attend. Although appropriate dress is expected at all times, during tefilah an added level of respectful attire is required: shoulders and knees must be covered (i.e. no tank tops or “short shorts”) and males must wear a kippah (no hats) during minyan.
Dress Code: Students of the Yesh Shabbat program are expected to dress in appropriate attire. Under no circumstances does an outfit that does not sufficiently cover a student’s midriff or chest meet the requirements of dressing appropriately. Shabbat attire for male students consists of pants and Shabbat appropriate collared shirt, and for female students consists of a skirt and top with sleeves or a dress. All questions concerning the religious policies of the Yesh Shabbat program should be directed towards Rabbi Hindin, email@example.com