Jewish Learning Retreats

Moishe House Jewish Learning and Leadership Retreats are multi-day, immersive learning experiences that train Jewish young adults worldwide in ritual and program skills. They are:

  • Immersive: Enter a new (head)space that’s away from the everyday.
  • Inclusive: Learn in a truly pluralistic environment – no judgements or prerequisites.
  • Interactive: Learn while DOING, through hands-on sessions taught by incredible Jewish educators.
  • Implementable: We focus on teaching TANGIBLE skills which will serve you in your role as a Jewish leader – Moishe House and beyond.
In short, Moishe House Retreats are a place to learn how to be “youish” – Jewish in a way that makes sense for you!


There are two main types of Retreats:

  • Staff-Led (led by a Moishe House staff person and guest educators)
  • Peer-Led (led by a trained facilitator who participated in our Retreatology program).

See below for a calendar and descriptions of upcoming staff-led Retreats.

Staff-Led Retreats

Nov 30 - Dec 2, 2018

We're all leaders sometimes - at work, at home, in our social circles, in our passion projects - but how does one become a great leader? What about a great Jewish leader? Let's come together to explore how real facilitation techniques, some group dynamics training, and Jewish learning can help us become more impactful and inspiring leaders.

Dec 14-16, 2018

What’s a mezuzah? Why do I need one? What can I feed 50 people that suits everyone’s dietary restrictions and my budget? Sometimes being the hostess with the mostest is harder than it seems, especially with guests coming from different religious and cultural backgrounds. Let’s swap some strategies for how we can welcome ALL into our homes, whether that means a quick kitchen Kashering or some Autism friendly icebreakers. We’re rolling out the welcome mat, cause this one’s an open invitation!

Dec 14-16, 2018

Was Superman Jewish? Why are Christmas and Hannukah so close? Is there a klezmer tune behind that rap song? Jewish communities have always been in dialogue with their surroundings. Jewish art, culture, and ideas have greatly influenced the non-Jewish world, and vice versa. How did that happen? What does that teach us about Jewish history and geography, and about Judaism in general? Join us to find out more! You’ll come back with new skills to bring Jewish insight in your everyday programming and secular insights into your Jewish programming. А был ли Супермен евреем? Почему Рождество и Ханука всегда следуют друг за другом? А не клейзмерские ли мотивы слышны в этом хип-хоп треке? Еврейские общины всегда находились в диалоге со своим окружением: еврейские мысль и культура оказали огромное влияние на не еврейский мир (и также - наоборот). Как это получилось? Чему нас учит этот опыт в контексте еврейской истории, географии и иудаизма в целом? Присоединяйся к нам, чтобы разобраться и получить вдохновение и навыки для создания еврейских (и не только) программ!


We celebrate and encourage shomer shabbat/observant participants to attend Moishe House retreats! Please connect with Meghan Rodarte or Rabbi Brad to confirm how we can accommodate your personal observance practice and discuss any questions/concerns about a specific upcoming retreat. All Moishe House retreats are fully vegetarian or held at supervised Kosher facilities. Moishe House welcomes participants of all Jewish movements and practices to attend our Jewish learning retreats.


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