We’ve enjoyed Congregational Shabbat Retreats together before as a Shir Tikvah congregational family, but we’ve regretted the lack of space for our families with young children to join us. This year we’ve found Camp Kuratli at Trestle Glen, in Boring, OR (not so far away, and not at all boring!).
This special Shabbat in the Woods is meant for all our congregational family to share together – Tefilah, regular Torah study, special activities for kids and special activities for adults! Shabbat food, Shabbat rest, Shabbat song for all ages. And thank G-d, it’s not rustic. (Jews camping….not until Rabbi came to Oregon had she considered the concept.)
We’ll begin on Friday Oct 26th at 4 PM and end Sunday Oct 28th in the morning. You can spend as much time as you like with your own family, or with the friends you bring; walk in the woods, bring a great big book you’ve been waiting to read, watch the kids play, shmooze in the kitchen – all Shabbat long.
What will be different about the woods? No resetting of tables and chairs, and certainly not of pews! And you can watch as Rabbi demonstrates her complete lack of forest knowledge!
To make this Congregational Family Retreat a reality, we need a sense of our numbers as soon as possible, and a firm deposit by the end of June. Cost for two nights and 5 meals is $105 for adults, $83 for children 6-11, $56 for children 2-5, and under 2 are free. Ask about private rooms for additional cost.
Here’s a link to Camp Kuralti to give you a preview!