Kinus Schedule

Location: 1349 President Street.

Thursday Evening Session | 18 Shvat | 2.9.23 

7:00 PM

Welcome & Fleishig Buffet

7:30 PM


Welcome & Introduction to YWK 5783

Naomi Gutnick was born and bred in  Seattle, Washington. A Jewish Studies teacher in Australia for many years, Naomi is currently residing in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, completing a master's degree in Social Work. Naomi is passionate about holistic physical, emotional, and spiritual health.

8:45 PM

Load Busses to the Ohel

9:15 PM

Ohel Hachana with


10:15 PM

Return to Crown Heights

10:45 PM

Arrive at Crown Heights

Friday Morning Session | 19 Shvat | 2.10.23

9:00 AM

Welcome & Breakfast Buffet

9:30 AM


“Chassidus with Chana”

Chana Hirschowitz is a young dynamic and passionate educator who has had the privilege of educating hundreds of high school students in the USA and Australia in five different schools. She is currently an educator at Beis Rivkah High School teaching in both the Judaic and Secular faculties. She particularly loves teaching Chassidus and bringing it into every subject she comes across. She has recently launched her own podcast ‘Weekly with Chana,’ bringing a refreshing new perspective to the Parsha through the lens of Chassidus.  Chana is dedicated to inspiring future leaders, empowering them with educational skills and overall pride in our meaningful Torah, the light of Chassidus, and Jewish heritage.

10:30 AM


“Shabbos In Under An Hour”

Join The Cravehaven for a culinary experience like no other!
Sara Wolko is a passionate self-taught chef who will be giving a live cooking demonstration. Learn from the best as she shares her secrets and tips for creating delicious Shabbos dishes. From appetizers to desserts, you'll leave with a wealth of knowledge and inspiration for your next Shabbos meal. Don't miss out on this opportunity to taste, learn, and be inspired by a true culinary artist.


“How To Keep The Cash Flow, On The Go”

Chaya always loves getting a good deal. Being raised on Shlichus and having worked for Shluchim for over five years, she learned a lot about how to manage her finances in the best way possible. Once she saw her success, she started applying these tips to her day-to-day life. For the first time, Chaya will be sharing her tips and tricks on how she’s done it and what she’s learned along the way.
12:30 PM Sushi Buffet

Friday Night I 19 Shvat I 2.10.23

9:30 PM

Light Refreshments


Farbrengen “My Role, One Goal”

Eli Engelson and his wife Myriam, are the co-directors of The Soul House, a Chabad House for Chabad-born young men and women, as well as Baalei Tshuva, who are rejuvenating their paths in Judaism, as well as Shuas Kollel, a Torah learning project which assists young men, transition from Yeshiva into the workforce by providing a spiritual structure of daily learning and prayer.

Motzei Shabbos Melave Malka | 20 Shvat | 2.11.23 

8:00 PM

DAIRY Melave Malka


Musical Performance

Chaya has always been drawn to music and the power it holds to connect and inspire. From a young age, she discovered her love for singing and performing to uplift and empower women of all backgrounds. She strives to spread the beauty and connection of song to others through soulful melodies.

8:30 PM



Dassi Zar is a former Shlucha at Chabad House Bowery in the downtown Manhatten community. She served as the director of education for undergraduate students and co-led the young professional community with her husband, Yaakov. One of Dassi’s greatest passions is connecting, supporting, and holding space for women to expand their consciousness through becoming ever present with what is, leaning into the wisdom of chassidut, and staying true to Self. Her up-and-down journey ultimately has led her to go inward - where she continues to find light and has learned to dance with darkness. She currently resides in Great Neck, NY with her husband and two girls. You can connect with her at @bowerymama or @keter_rising on Instagram. Dassi offers private depth work sessions, reach out to learn more.


9:30 PM


“Release & Reset”

Rochie Orimland was raised and educated in Crown Heights and continued her learning in the seminary in Tzfat.  The Tanya and Chassidus classes were always her favorite. Now, as a certified emotion code practitioner, the concepts in Kabbalah and Chassidus are her daily guides and tools in helping people to release their trapped emotions, negative subconscious beliefs, or anything else that keeps them from being fully aligned with their body and soul!

Sunday Session | 21 Shvat | 2.12.23  

9:30 AM

  “Chassidus with Rabbi Wolf”

Rabbi Wolf is the Author of “Shiurim Btoras Hachassidus”; a series of classes explaining the essence of belief in G-d from the perspective of Chassidus in a step-by-step fashion. Rabbi Wolf’s thoughts have been published by YJL ( an organization promoting Jewish awareness throughout the business community in NYC, he sends out a weekly email and by every week. Rabbi Wolf’s classes focus on making Chassidus relevant and applicable in life. Students range from Pace University to Beth Rivkah seminary and from Chassidic adults to businessmen on Wall Street. In 2014 Rabbi Wolf was honored by Yagdil Torah and awarded the “Teaching and Vision Award”. Rabbi Wolf is known for his popular “Discussion of the Week” lunch and learn classes hosted in various offices in the city. 

10:00 AM

Light Refreshments with Fresh Fruit Platters & Baked Goods

10:30 AM

Workshop #1: MS. SHEVA BALKANY

Achieving Radiant Health

With one of the most successful practices in NYC as well as with her virtual clients,
Sheva Balkany is an innovative holistic health practitioner, dietician, educator, and behavioral expert who creates dramatic transformations for her clients. Sheva's approach is so successful that she invests nothing into marketing herself publicly. The results she supports her clients to achieve are so incredible that they refer those they care about to her. Sheva will be highlighting five elements of basic and rigorous health.
The workshop will be interactive with Q& A and an emphasis on practical tips and recommendations.

10:30 AM

Workshop #2: “Relationships” 


Mrs. Rivkah Slonim is the education director at the Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life and a lecturer on Jewish Medical Ethics at Binghamton University. A self-described "Chassidic Feminist", she lectures internationally on the intersection of Jewish observance and contemporary life with a special focus on Jewish women. She is the editor of Total Immersion: A Mikvah Anthology and Bread and Fire: Jewish Women Find G-d in the Everyday, an anthology on Jewish women’s spirituality. Mrs. Slonim serves on the Editorial Board of the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute and is co-author of one of JLI’s most popular courses, Fascinating Facts.

12:00 PM

“The Feminine Force” Panel



Hadassah Shemtov lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children. She is a high school teacher and the founder and director of Batsheva Learning Center, an organization dedicated to advancing Torah education for women. She is passionate about creating innovative learning opportunities for women and girls.



Esty Perman is on Shlichus in Overland Park, Kansas, where she is the assistant director of a preschool and runs Chabad’s children's and women’s programming. She uses writing as a creative outlet and a way to frame her experiences. She is the author of From My Heart, published by Hachai, and can be found/followed on Instagram at @estyperman.


From college student to proud Shlucha, Sandra tries to make everyday life the best it can be and more! Give an insta follow to watch the BTS of her daily funny shlichus/wife/motherhood adventures


Raizel Schusterman is a Positive Psychology based life coach, a Chabad Shlucha / Emissary, and a proud mother of 7 beautiful children. Raizel is passionate about sharing with others her love for positive psychology through the lens of Torah & Chassidus.

1:00 PM

DAIRY Lunch Buffet