Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT
Join the People of a Bike for a relaxing and meaningful Shabbat retreat at Hazon’s home at Isabella Freedman, and for two days of glorious cycling through the Berkshires and Hudson Valley into New York City.
It’s more than just a ride: Spend Shabbat hiking on the Mohawk Trail, canoeing on the lake, exploring the Adamah organic farm, and enjoying delicious kosher farm-to-table meals. Practice Judaism in a diverse community, with options including yoga, musical services, and traditional prayers.
Cyclists can then enjoy two days of fully-supported riding: Sunday’s route will explore the Connecticut and Massachusetts Berkshire hills and quaint towns, while Monday will be spent on the Putnam Trail in the Hudson Valley. Non-riders are welcome to join to help crew (a vital and energetic part of the weekend), or just come for Shabbat.
Upcoming Events and Rides
Join Hazon and MJE Downtown young professionals for an interactive evening celebrating the holiday of Tu B’Shvat. Come enjoy cocktails, a Tu B’Shvat seder, and meet new friends while learning about the seven species, tasting new exotic fruits, and creating your own unique mix of red and white wine!
Join Hazon, Kehilat Hadar, and Mechon Hadar for an engaging Shabbat learn and lunch with Dena Weiss, Rosh Beit Midrash at Yeshivat Hadar who will teach a session entitled “Rebellious Earth – A Fresh Look at the First Sin”. Join for services, kiddush, learning, and a catered lunch.
Join Hazon and The Jewish Center young couples and families for an engaging Shabbat lunch and learn celebrating the holiday of Tu B’Shvat. Enjoy Adamah Foods and learn about the Jewish Food movement from Nigel Savage.
At the Hazon Ride and Retreat, we learned that living Jewishly is much more than lighting Shabbat candles and attending services. We breathed, ate, cycled and lived Jewish values together in one of the most amazing holiday weekends I have ever spent. Best birthday gift I ever gave my husband!