TheRetreat 2019  June 13-16

TheRetreat is the first and oldest weekend retreat for Jewish men in America. Now in its 73rd year, TheRetreat is a long weekend of fun, spirit and learning. This year we are expanding the use of music both in worship and for socializing. We will also be emphasizing building camaraderie among the campers and building leadership through increasing knowledge and skill regarding Israel and anti-semitism. So whether this is your 18th time attending or your first, don't miss this great weekend because you'll never know unless you go! 

TheRetreat will be from 2 PM, Thursday, June 13 to 12 PM, Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Camp Ramah in Palmer, MA.  

This years scholar--in residence is Rabbi Lev Friedman. He is currently serving different communities around New England. He previously owned Kolbo Fine Judaica and founded B'nai Or Religious Fellowship of Boston, serving as the community's spiritual leader for seventeen years. Later in life he attended the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College. He is a seasoned service leader who brings life experience, knowledge and wisdom along with beautiful music and the teachings of his teachers to the Jewish community. He is committed to building bridges that enable modern seekers to understand the riches of Judaism. Lev is also a singer-songwriter and skilled finger-style guitarist. He uses music to help bring people together in prayer and song.


Read about TheRetreat in The Jewish Advocate, read about the 2018 retreat, the 2017 photos and look at the Top Eleven Reasons to Attend the Retreat. Watch a short video about TheRetreat and why you'll never know unless you go.

The cost for TheRetreat (including all meals and lodging in a bunk) is tbd for first time attendees and tbd  for returning campers. Please  support TheRetreat. Sponsorship opportunities will be offered on the Registration Page.