Firsthand “Oasis in Time” Experience
Chabad of Portland, OR marked the conclusion of a successful semester at the Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) with a grand Shabbaton and end-of-year barbecue. After acquiring a taste for the Oasis in Time known as Shabbos, past and present participants were invited to experience this phenomenon firsthand through sumptuous Shabbos meals spent together with Rabbi and Mrs. Motti and Mimi Wilhelm and the Benaroya Jewish Learning Academy.
Following the exhilarating and inspirational Shabbos, students participated in a most memorable barbecue evening with featured guest speaker Avi Elimelech, former commando of Israel’s Navy Shayetet 13, similar to the US Navy SEALS. Elimelech captivated his audience with tales of experiences during his term of service and communicated a very strong pride and love for Eretz Yisroel.