Last Shabbat Chabad of Japan hosted a Shabbaton at Lake Yamanaka, near Fuji mountain. There were about forty participants, some came from Tokyo, others from Israel, and the US. It was a phenomenal Shabbat, with many words of Torah, song, inspirational discussions, nature walks, and pure calmness in middle of the woods. The atmosphere was so serene, and so uplifting. All of the guests were extremely moved and each one came away with good resolutions, spiritually and emotionally strengthened.
Special thank you to our Scholars in Residence, Rabbi Yehuda Benshimchon and Rabbi Dr. Daniel Aldrich for enriching us with the Torah Teachings and practical life suggestions.
We would like to thank and express our appreciation to the organizers Sara Pessia Gross, for her dedication and long hours invested in the preparations for the Shabbaton. We also would like to thank Rabbi Edery who organized and took care of all the details from start to finish. May Hashem repay all those that participated and took part in the preparation. It was truly an unforgettable Shabbat.