Panic seems to have spread along with the deadly virus, and we’re all doing our best to go on with life, despite the raging storm.
Shuls locked their gates.
Even Yeshivos are empty.
But at Lechu V’Nelcha, the worldwide organization for post-seminary girls, the inspiration continues.
Despite the current situation, the shiurim are continuing by teleconference, with world class speakers catering to the post-seminary girls worldwide. As always, the shiurim are inspiring, relevant, uplifting and just enjoyable to listen to. As a Lechu V’Nelcha alumnus myself, I can attest to still calling in to hear the timeless messages, necessary now more than ever.
For those unfamiliar with the program, Lechu V’Nelcha provides shiurim, Shabbatons, programs and events for post-seminary girls. The once a week classes provide an ongoing ruchniusdig connection for the girls as they embark on their individual paths in the working world. The girls eagerly anticipate their weekly shiur, where they come to learn, grow and connect to other girls in the same stage. Many would not skip it for anything and say it is what keeps them going.
From its humble beginnings 25 years ago at the dining room table of Rebbetzin Dinah Fink, founder and director of Lechu V’Nelcha, the organization has expanded into an international concept. Lechu V’Nelcha is currently spread over various continents and consists of more than 40 branches around the world.
The biannual Shabbatons are the not to be missed highlight of the year! Offering an inspiring and exciting program and cutting edge in quality catering and accommodations, they afford opportunities on many levels. I myself went to one Shabbaton… and was hooked. I wouldn’t miss a Shabbaton after that for the world.
Lechu V’Nelcha was my anchor at that point in my life. I’ll never forget those friendships, good times, and incredible lessons that I gained. In those turbulent times, Lechu V’Nelcha is an oasis of growth and inspiration.
The girls are sorely disappointed that they cannot have a Shabbaton this year, (the Shabbaton usually comes out around Lag B’Omer time) but Rebbetzin Fink, with her insatiable drive to give and do, will not rest. If we can’t do our programs in person, we’ll do them by phone!
For shiurim, she lined up her dedicated speakers in an impressive weekly schedule. This past week featured Rabbi S.M. Rubashkin, Rabbi Naftoli Reich, and Rabbi Nechemia Grama. Rebbetzin Fink herself gives two short shiurim daily: a Bitachon shiur and Sefirah shiur, besides for her regular shiur once a week. The shiurim are geared specifically to the girls and their challenges, roles, and reality.
Sara L.*, an enthusiastic Lechu V’Nelcha member of the Yerushalayim branch, shares her thoughts about the teleconference shiurim: “While I’m away from people [these days], I feel like I’m part of something. It’s a very big chizuk because it’s consistent…it gives structure to my day and my week. The shiurim on Bitachon are really helping me be strong, stay calm, be hopeful. I always went to the weekly shiur because I felt like I needed it, and this keeps my connection with Lechu V’Nelcha.
“The shiurim really help me view these circumstances as an opportunity… an opportunity to work on Bitachon in a way that we didn’t have before when we thought we were running the show, now it’s quite clear we are not in charge… she talks about hoping for Moshiach and it gives me strength to hope.
“The shiurim are very in sync with my needs … I feel like I’m not doing this on my own. The speakers really care, and you feel that and they are with you in this difficult time.”
So if you are a post-seminary girl reading this, we welcome you to pick up a phone, call 1718-4-800-LVN(586) or email email@example.com and join! Or, if you know any girl who would benefit, do her a favor and let her know! Being part of Lechu V’Nelcha is being part of something bigger, something greater. Lechu V’Nelcha is not a Mosad, it’s not a name. It’s not a money making business-it’s just a pocket of kedusha, of friendship, run with the pure motive of caring for our girls and being mekadesh Shem Shamayim.
and join! Or, if you know any girl who would benefit, do her a favor and let her know! Being part of Lechu V’Nelcha is being part of something bigger, something greater. Lechu V’Nelcha is not a Mosad, it’s not a name. It’s not a money making business-it’s just a pocket of kedusha, of friendship, run with the pure motive of caring for our girls and being mekadesh Shem Shamayim.
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