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.

Jewish Learning Retreats

Jan 31, 2021

Careful plans suddenly made impossible, then transformed into a whole new thing—sound familiar? This is the 2020 a lot of us had—and it’s also of what Purim is about. During this virtual learning experience, we’ll explore what the story of Purim and its traditions can teach us about adapting to unexpected realities in the best way. We’ll learn from educators and peers all over the world, online and offline - and conclude with a Purim improv workshop!

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Moishe House Immersive Jewish Learning Retreats are designed for young adults aged 22-32 to come together as a community and explore the most exciting aspects of our Jewish tradition and its relevance in the 21st century.

Immersive Jewish Learning Retreats

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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