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.
We are 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.
Check out the Program for last year's TheRetreat to get a flavor for what the weekend is about. Also, 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. A very limited number of double rooms in the Guest House are available for an extra fee. Also, please consider supporting TheRetreat with sponsorships offered on the Registration Page.