Over the years, members of Adat Shalom have participated in memorable congregational retreats. We hold our retreats every other year and they offer an amazing opportunity to expand our Adat Shalom experience, to make new friends, to learn and grow, and to spend quality time with family and fellow congregants.
Join us this year, on Memorial Day Weekend, Friday, May 24, to Sunday, May 26, 2019. We are delighted to hold this year’s retreat at Pearlstone Conference & Retreat Center, a unique Jewish institution sharing our values. Pearlstone is accessible and kosher. All meeting rooms AND accommodations include A/C and heat. Price includes bed linens, towels and blankets plus meals and snacks for the entire weekend. Queen beds are available. Click here to see the rooming options. Pricing options are listed below.
This year's theme is "Gratitude & Blessings." The Retreat will be led by special guests, Rabbi David Teutsch and Marilyn Price, authors of the book, From Gratitude to Blessings and Back. They will be joined by our clergy and staff including Rabbi Fred, Rabbi Hazzan Rachel, Rabbi Julie, and our Shaliach Idan in creating an amazing weekend. Among many unique experiences, we will feature:
Shabbat in the outdoors
Havdala under the stars
Teen and intergenerational offerings
Robust programming for all our children
Torah text study
Singing with our Rabbi Hazzan & Friends
Deepening our connections to one another
Exploring our spirituality with Makom@Adat Shalom
Hikes, swimming and other outdoor activities
What do you need to know?
The retreat goes from Friday (dinner hour, but beat rush hour traffic if you can) May 24th, through Sunday, May 26th, concluding at about 12:00 PM.
The Retreat is a two and a half day experience, or come for the day on Saturday. There are no single night options at Pearlstone. We hope that you will stay for the entire Retreat and take advantage of this special opportunity. You will not regret it! Members are also welcome to stay at a hotel of their choice and attend as a commuter.
The online Registration form is below. Information about fees and accommodation options can be found within the form. Note that accommodations are first-come/first-serve. Register early. If an accommodation site fills up, you may have to take your second choice. All rates are per person, including lodging and all meals/snacks for the entire retreat weekend. There are NO single room options. Sign up with a roommate/s if you wish or enjoy sharing with a new friend.
Rates include dinner Friday, three meals on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday, if staying overnight.
Some activities will require a separate charge, such as the Ropes Course and Babysitting.
If you wish to stay at a nearby hotel, please make your own arrangements.
All participants need to register regardless of accommodations or length of stay in order to cover costs for programming, snacks, meals, and facility use.
Complete registration and payment in full are due by 5:00 PM on Sunday, April 28, 2019.
Your registration is incomplete until full payment is received. Registrations received after April 28, 2019 will be assessed a 5% late fee.
Registration closes May 6 - names will be placed on a wait list following this date.
On or before April 15, 2019, 90% of your registration payment is refundable. After April 15, 2019, anyone making a cancellation will receive a 90% refund ONLY if another registrant takes his/her place, which we can facilitate but not guarantee. Refunds will be made with the June statement.
We hope that cost will not keep you from attending the Retreat. If there is a need for financial assistance, please contact our Executive Director, Marla Cohen, at 301-767-3333, extension 107 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We encourage those who wish to make a tax-deductible donation to help fellow members attend. Provision for this contribution is indicated on the online Registration form.
We look forward to sharing this extraordinary experience with you in Reiserstown. If you have any questions or suggestions, or wish to join our wonderful team of volunteers, please contact us at email@example.com.
Let’s wander together in Reiserstown.
Jayme Epstein & David Widawsky, co-chairpersons