And now a word from our sponsor, The AishDas Society:
Dear Aspaqlaria reader,
We would like to invite you to join a new endeavor – we are calling for members to join a new AishDas e-Vaad.
For over a year, we have been running an AishDas e-Va’ad with tremendous success. The AishDas model for an e-Vaad is a bi-monthly telephone conference call . The format which we found most successful is based on Sefer Alei Shur from R’ Shlomo Wolbe. The outline of each Vaad generally follows this format: Members first report on their progress working on the “homework” from the previous Vaad, then a new Vaad in Alei Shur is presented by the (rotating) leader for that evening, and then a new task is presented for the following weeks. Between Vaadim, members interact via a chavrusa system and a Vaad-wide email list for mutual feedback and support. (We are also exploring other options for Vaad-member communication, such as using various social networking sites.)
We are glad to report that after over a year of running this Vaad, the vaad members have agreed that it is a successful endeavor. All of us have noticed improvement in our middos, and, in many cases, so have our wives.
Now that we have experience with this kind of program and the loose details have all been worked out we would like to invite you, in the name of AishDas, to join a new Vaad, patterned after the successful format of the original Vaad, which still continues. (We are not expanding the original e-Vaad, as we have reached the optimal size).
We will probably be starting within the next few weeks. We will be beginning, IY’H, with the middah of Hislamdus, followed by the middah of Chessed.
Moshe Yehuda Gluck and Yosef Skolnick