Home plays a central role in our lives, it is where we receive an understanding of who we are, why we are the way we are and how we differ from our Jewish-American or American peers. What are these unique features? How do they make us special? How can these shared values and common traditions make our community closer and stronger? These are just some of the questions we are going to explore.
We want to hear your voices, discuss and research together some aspects of RSJ culture such as: material culture (what makes a Jewish home Jewish), storytelling (Jewish classical text, modern RSJ voices, stories from participants), common foods and holidays (the RSJ-take), music & songs, and RSJ folklore.
Our retreat is going to be an exploration of Jewish topics, learning Jewish classical and modern texts, experiencing traditions (Shabbat/Havdalah) and having a great time together! Bring yourself and we will take care of the rest!