If you slept late last Sunday, June 11, you missed participating in one of the most enjoyable and uplifting events of the year. The Kehillas Bais Yehudah Adult Educational Committee organized a group hike, tefillah, breakfast, and shiur in Harriman State Park which was attended by over 40 members of the KBY community. Everyone hiked two miles from Call Hollow Road up to Second Reservoir, stopping to enjoy the magnificent scenery and learn about the history of the Park. The group davened by the lake, ate breakfast, and heard words of Torah and inspiration from Rabbi Josh Blass.
Participants enjoyed having a chance to meet and get to better know people in the community. They also had the chance to learn why there are water pumping stations where no one lives today, how beavers make their dams, and how nice it is to daven when birds are the only sounds one can hear.
After breakfast, about half the group continued on to Third Reservoir, where some enjoyed a quick swim, and climbed the “Big Hill” for views of the Manhattan skyline, before returning to their cars.
This program caps off the programming year for KBY’s Adult Educational Committee. Previous events have included a trip to see “Golda’s Balcony”, the first ever KBY Panoply, the Yom Iyun on “Caring for Aging Parents”, and a shiur presented by Rabbi Fohrman. More great events are planned for the fall.