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What we’ll do



10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Exclusive behind the scenes tour of Crown Heights

A taste of everything. Food, art, community, tradition, and culture. 

Explore the food, culture, and tastes of Crown Heights.

Meet the leaders behind the local organizations, small businesses, and global enterprises.

Visit local galleries and studios. Meet the artists, experience their art.

An interactive exploration of the age-old traditions, characters, and texts of Jewish life.

Meet the modern-day experts of ancient practices.


*Tour includes lunch

2:00 pm 

Prepare for Shabbat at the home of your host

3:00 pm 

Opening ceremony at 770 Eastern PKWY

Open door to the Rebbe’s office

Hundreds of thousands flocked to this door seeking guidance, blessing, and comfort. Come hear why and experience the sacred space for yourself.

4:00 pm 

Candle lighting 

5:00 pm 

Shabbat Unplugged 

Wine Bar and pre-Shabbat snacks,

hosted by CYP Brooklyn
+ Greeting the Shabbat 

7:00 pm 

Splendid Shabbat dinner 

At the home of your host

9:30 pm 

Late-night Farbrengen and get together

The Weekend experience

Crown Heights, The Urban Shtetle
 January 17 - 19, 2020  

Thousands of cities. 110 countries. Millions of lives impacted. Global ramifications.


And it all stems from the tiny, unassuming neighborhood of Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

What's the secret of this neighborhood?


How has it produced tens of thousands of international leaders, entrepreneurs, and pioneers from its modest population? Why have countless lives changed forever from their experiences here?


CYP International invites you to step behind the curtain for an unparalleled weekend of exclusive access into the heart of the Crown Heights Chabad community and the fascinating microcosm it contains.


Together with hundreds of like-minded young Jews, explore authentic ancient practices that haven't changed in thousands of years, and discover before-their-time business practices that disrupted global industries. Experience firsthand the intriguing blend of millennia-old and futuristic-new that put Chabad's network in an unmatchable league of its own and makes it epicenter unlike any place in the world.

Discover the eclectic culture, entrepreneurial spirit, permeating spirituality, and a vibrant urban kosher foodie scene that attracts visitors from around the country.


Saturday - Shabbat

9:00 am - 11:00 am



Meditation & Discussion options

9:00 am

Practicing Law, Practising Faith: How to integrate your Jewish identity into your everyday l

A discussion with Mr. Paul Hamburger

10:00 am 


Option #1 - "To find your soul mate you must be in a soul state" - A discussion with Rabbi Shais Taub

Option #2 - Spirited Shabbat morning prayers at the Friendship circle shul

Option #3 - "Thank you" A Morning Meditation + Heart to Heart. A dialogue on real relationships

11:30 am 

The Intersection of feminism and chassidism

Mrs. Chava Green

Prayer options

10:00 am 

Spirited Shabbat morning prayers at 770


10:30 am 

Spirited Shabbat morning prayers at the Friendship Circle Shul - A minyan for children with special needs.


12:45 pm 

Shabbat lunch 


3:15 pm 

Open door to the Rebbe's house

Step inside the private space of a global figure, the home that the Rebbe shared with his wife Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka.

4:00 pm 

Fireside Chats with our Scholars in Residence

5:40 pm 

Shabbat ends

6:00 pm 

Chill Time 

8:45 pm 

Grand Havdala ceremony and CYP Community party



9:00 am 

Morning prayers at 770

9:30 am 

Optional tour of an authentic Matzah bakery

10:00 am 

Busses leave to the Ohel

11:00 am

An intimate encounter: visit the Rebbe’s resting place.

12:00 pm 

Closing brunch 

2:00 pm 

See you soon at the next CYP event

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