TheRetreat 2022
June 9 - 12
Camp Ramah, Palmer, MA

Jewish Men Getting Together Again!
(not on Father's Day weekend)

Registration is now open for our 75th annual TheRetreat, America's first and oldest weekend get-away for Jewish men, to be held at Camp Ramah in Palmer MA on June 9-12, 2022. Jewish Men together Again!

Please consider sponsoring TheRetreat and/or the Kiddush on Shabbat when you register to help us keep the cost as low as possible.

The cost for TheRetreat (including all meals and lodging in a bunk) is $275 for first time attendees and $375 for returning campers.  Also, please consider supporting TheRetreat with sponsorships offered on the Registration Page. Refunds (minus processing fees) are available before May 15.

Our annual long weekend at TheRetreat up can be summed up in three words:   FUN * SPIRIT * LEARNING. Please join us for a long weekend of learning with outstanding speakers, lay-led worship, sports and camaraderie. Come and make this longstanding tradition your own.

This year the weekend will feature Jewish Jeopardy, created and hosted by David Rozenson, a real Jeopardy champion. There will be sports, Hearing Men's Voices, sports, a campfire, speakers and a variety of options for services. 

We will be honoring the 2020 and 2021 Keepers of the Flame. 

There will be deluxe housing options in addition to the Guest House. 

Finally there will be enhanced food in celebration of our 75th anniversary.

For a short video about TheRetreat and why you'll never know unless you go, click here.

Our guest Scholar-in-Residence will be Rabbi Jeffrey A. Summit, Research Professor of Music and Judaic Studies at Tufts University, Emeritus Hillel Executive Director and Jewish Chaplain at Tufts, terrific guitar player and GRAMMY Award Nominee. Come to the Retreat to hear and learn from a Rabbi, Professor, scholar, ethnomusicologist and great mensch, as he presents his unique and interactive talks

Our second speaker is Rabbi James Rosen. He is a native of Minnesota, has been the Rabbi of Beth El Temple in West Hartford, Connecticut since 1992. Rabbi Rosen has written extensively in the areas of Disability and Judaism, Conversion, and contemporary interpretation of Classic texts. His interests include the Mussar (ethics) tradition in Jewish life, psychology, modern day Israel and the development of alternative models to Jewish growth.

For the last 75 years, Jewish men have gotten together at Camp Ramah in Palmer, MA, for a weekend of learning and fun with outstanding speakers, lay-led worship, sports, music, jokes, a campfire and camaraderie at TheRetreat. We would love to have you join this longstanding tradition and make it one of your own.

We’ll start on the afternoon of Thursday June 9 and finish by noon with a brunch on Sunday June 12, 2022.

Camp Ramah is just one hour from Rte. 128. The camp offers a variety of bunk options— from single rooms to newly updated classic camp bunks, great Kosher cuisine, and a variety of camp activities.

TheRetreat is the first and oldest weekend retreat for Jewish men in the US. TheRetreat 2022 will be its 75th anniversary. 

Please join us again or try us for the first time. You will love TheRetreat. As we say, “You will never know unless you go.” 

For more information and to register, click on the Register Now link at the top of the page.