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Immersive Jewish Learning Retreats

COVID-19 Update — Updated August 25, 2021

We continue to monitor COVID-19 data points in all of our Retreat locations. As the spread of the more contagious Delta Variant poses additional challenges to gatherings, we are taking the following steps to ensure the safety of our participants, staff, educators and vendors:

For Future Retreats in North America, full COVID-19 Vaccination is now a mandatory requirement in order to attend Retreats. Vaccines are widely available in the US and Canada. Due to the possibility of post-vaccination “breakthrough” infections, we will also require a negative test for the Sars-CoV-2 virus from no more than 96 hours prior to the start of a Retreat. There is no requirement on the type of test this must be. Please consult with your Primary Care Physician for questions on the differences between Sars-CoV-2 virus tests. Testing sites are free of charge and widely available across the US and Canada.

For Future Retreats in Global Communities and the Former Soviet Union (FSU), full COVID-19 Vaccination is strongly recommended where vaccines are available to the young adult general population. We recognize that vaccine availability differs by country, region and age. In order to attend a Retreat, we will require a negative test for the Sars-CoV-2 virus from no more than 96 hours prior to the start of a Retreat. There is no requirement on the type of test this must be. Please consult with your Primary Care Physician for questions on the differences between Sars-CoV-2 virus tests. Testing sites are available in many places at low-cost or free of charge.

If you have further questions, please reach out to the Jewish Learning Retreats Team.

Moishe House (MH) 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

Nov 5-7, 2021

We could all use a bit of tender loving self-care, but where to begin? Enter: Shabbat. Shabbat offers us a full 25 hours - every week - to reject the demands placed upon us from the outside, and instead turn inwards to ourselves and those to whom we feel most connected. On this retreat, we will practice self-care through Shabbat ritual and song practices, Jewish wisdom study, mindful moments in nature, and more.

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Nov 12-14, 2021

Feel like a kid again with MHWOW! Immerse yourself in Moishe Magic at The Wonderful World of WOW retreat. When was the last time you let your imagination soar? Step into a weekend of fun and nostalgia and get ready to dream big. Join us for the one and only MHWOW exclusive retreat of the year to meet new friends, sing, laugh and play in a beautiful setting in the woods. Open to all current, future, and former MHWOW hosts.

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