TheRetreat 2017 - June 8 to 11
Registration is Now Open

TheRetreat is the first and oldest weekend retreat for Jewish men in America. Now in its 71st year, TheRetreat is a long weekend of fun, spirit and learning. Whether praying, golfing, learning, biking, participating in an activity, or just relaxing - you will love TheRetreat! Join Jewish men from throughout New England. TheRetreat will be from Thursday, June 8-Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Camp Ramah in Palmer, MA. Registration opens soon, watch here to be a part of the adventure. You'll never know unless you go! Click here to register.

This year TheRetreat will occur on the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War. We will be commemorating this monumental event in Israeli history in several ways including an Israeli themed meal.

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re pleased to announce that our Scholar in residence for 2017 will be Rabbi Danny Nevins. Rabbi Nevins is the Dean of the Rabbinical School and of the Division of Religious Leadership of the Jewish Theological Seminary. Before coming to the Seminary in 2007, he was the Rabbi at Adat Shalom Synagogue in Farmington Hills, Michigan for 13 years. Among the topics of his responsa are personal status, bioethics, technology, and homosexuality. These and others may be seen at his web site. Rabbi Nevins will be speaking on The Six Day War: Fifty Years Later; Torah and Technology; and Keeping it Real: Judaism's Relevance for the Modern World.

We will also be joined by the President of the Massachusetts State, Stan Rosenberg. Stan, the first Jewish Senate President, believes that, "The best way to win someone's trust is to tell the truth; clearly, forcefully, directly."  Stan believes that government works better when a diversity of viewpoints are heard. Among his many interests are helping working families, education, and getting the unemployed into a stable work situation. Senator Rosenberg will be speaking on A Minyan in the State House? and The State of the State.

Read about TheRetreat in The Jewish Advocate, check out the 2016  photos and look at Top Eleven Reasons to Attend the Retreat. For a short video about TheRetreat and why you'll never know unless you go, click here

The cost (same as last year) for TheRetreat (including all meals and lodging in a bunk) is $265 for first time attendees and $330 for returning campers.Also, please consider supporting TheRetreat with sponsorships offered on the Registration  Page.

TheRetreat is organized by the New England Region of The Federation of Jewish Men's ClubsWatch this space for updates.


Save the Date for TheRetreat 2018: June 7-10

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