Immersive Jewish Learning Retreats

COVID-19 Update:

Updated December 22, 2020

We are continuing to monitor coronavirus data in all of our Retreat locations. The Retreat dates below are tentative on achieving public health outcomes. We will not host a Retreat unless the local government allows for outdoor gatherings of 25+ individuals.

If you have further questions, please reach out to Jonah Rothstein, Jewish Education Retreats Manager

Moishe House Immersive Jewish Learning Retreats are transformative experiences that train MH residents, hosts, and new members of our community. Together, we explore new program ideas and facilitation skills that participants take back to their home communities.

Immersive Jewish Learning Retreats

Jewish Learning Retreats

May 2, 2021

How can we better help our communities in this time of urgent need? This past year has exacerbated inequities that were already present in our society: currently 1 in 7 American households faces food insecurity regularly. Logging On To Give Back: Jewish Food Justice will provide you with tools and knowledge to help you facilitate your own service learning project for your community, virtually or in-person, and a better understanding of how to incorporate service learning into any program. Together we will explore the realities of food (in)justice in North America through Jewish concepts such as the Omer, the harvest period between Passover and Shavuot. We will take time for collective action on food injustice and will explore opportunities for engaging in service projects in our own communities. Finally, we will make space for connecting with friends old and new to serve, learn, reflect, and have fun. Sunday, May 2nd | 9am-2pm PST / 12-5pm EST Open to all Moishe House Residents, Hosts, Alumni, Community Members, and Jewish Young Adults in North America, ages 21-32 Applications are due by Friday, April 23 at 12pm EST

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Our Retreat plans are flexible and dates will change based on COVID-19 public health outcomes.

Retreats will happen if and only if it is safe to gather, determined by existing MH criteria:

  • Local municipality allows for gatherings of 25+ in an outdoor location
  • Local COVID-19 data points must be below 7 cases per 100,000 and 8% test positivity rate
  • Testing, distancing, masks, and other protocols will be in place
We strongly uphold the primacy of the Jewish value Pikuach Nefesh, the preservation of life. In a pandemic scenario, we follow the best scientific and governmental advice available regarding risk factors and err on the side of heavy caution, even at the cost of in-person programming.

The Arc of a Retreat

At a Moishe House Retreat, you can expect everything from group study to singalongs to friendship. We believe in creating a space to ask the most pressing spiritual questions of our lives. We recognize that many of us didn’t grow up leading Jewish programs and rituals and now seek to find our own meaning in them. Through experiential and participatory learning, our dynamic team of educators inspires with the ritual skills and training necessary to inspire others back home. 

Our Retreats are fully subsidized thanks to the generosity of our funders. We convene at high-quality retreat centers throughout the U.S. and bring seasoned, credentialed Jewish educators to teach on a range of topics. Our goal is to give you knowledge and skills that will help you create innovative programming for your Jewish communities at home.

People come to Moishe House with many different experiences of Jewish life. Moishe House is committed to making everyone feel welcome and making it known that they are an important part of the conversation despite the level of their Jewish knowledge, experience or affiliation with any movement. We do our best to accommodate participants’ needs, including Shomer Shabbat, dietary restrictions and beyond as needed.

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