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Young US treat members to a relaxing weekend away
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Thursday 22nd June 2017

Young US whisked a group of over fifty Young Professionals away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life for an inspirational Shabbat at the Daventry Court Hotel and Spa.

The weekend was run in conjunction with South Hampstead, St John’s Wood and Western Marble Arch US communities.

During a relaxed Shabbat, participants had the opportunity to unwind and listen to speakers including International Media Consultant, Jason Pearlman, who discussed a range of topics. With a Q&A session involving a number of Rabbis and Rebbetzens as well as exciting and fun activities, it was the perfect way for everyone to switch off and enjoy the wonderful Shabbat atmosphere.

Guests were also encouraged to take advantage of the spa and pool at the four star hotel and were treated to a musical Havdallah and a variety of delights at a late night buffet on Saturday night.

One participant, Sara Coleman, said: “I constantly find that it can be hard as a Young Professional to take some time out for myself and get away from the pressures of work and everyday life. It was therefore greatly appreciated that Young US organised a relaxing and enjoyable way for us all to unwind and take our minds off our hectic work-lives.” 

Young US Rabbi, Josh Zaitschek, commented: “Young US are always looking for new and innovative ways to cater for the needs of our members and I’m delighted that this second retreat was even more successful than the first. I’m thrilled that so many came and took part in an amazing weekend, where they were able to build strong bonds with one another, whilst taking time out of their busy schedules to have fun and relax. This is another great example of how we are engaging with our younger members and helping to strengthen connections with their local communities.”