Aish UK took a group of young professionals to New York, with the company, and guidance of Rabbi Yoni Abadi, for an incredible unifying Olami weekend connecting 150 international young professionals. The weekend was filled with inspiring Jewish experiences, fun activities, and exploring New York city.

Prior to the Olami Shabbaton, the group enjoyed a day trip to Manhattan, where they had the opportunity to explore the city. Amongst these activities, was a bike ride around Central Park, a trip to Times Square, a scenic walk across the Brooklyn Bridge as well as shopping on Fifth Avenue, which was certainly a highlight for many.

Aish brought this group of young professionals to New York to encourage growth in Judaism as well as connecting with the other young professionals, which resulted in a great sense of unity. This remarkable shabbaton took place in Five Towns, Long Island, an area that prides itself for being the neighborhood of many Jewish families, with an incredible amount of organizations within it that support the Jewish community. Time was filled with inspirational sessions in Shaar Yeshiva, live music from musicians like Joey Newcomb, as well as a trip to Topgolf. During Shabbat, the group had the opportunity of sharing meals together, a Friday night tisch, and inspirational classes.

The trip finished with an eventful trip to Brooklyn, where they spent the day touring around the borough, and saying goodbye to the beautiful City of New York.

Rabbi Yoni Abadi, Aish Director of Young Professionals said: “We are very grateful to Olami for hosting this incredible weekend in New York. I felt very fortunate to accompany this group of young professionals to connect with 150 other likeminded individuals from all over the world for an incredible experience. Each and every person who joined Aish on this trip left feeling profoundly motivated to continue their personal growth in Judaism far beyond the trips end.”

One of the young professionals who joined Aish on this trip said: “I just wanted to express a huge thank you to all of you. We started this trip as strangers, and I know it sounds cliché, but I genuinely feel like we’ve become a family. I have so much love for each and every one of you, and I’m hopeful for a long-lasting friendship ahead. This trip was truly special, and I’m looking forward to many more adventures together.”

Another participant said: “A special shoutout to Yoni and Aish—thank you so much for bringing us together. You’re an incredibly exceptional human being with a bright future ahead. Your ability to unite us has had a tremendous impact on our lives, and for that, I can’t thank you enough.”

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