Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT
Once we were slaves in Egypt… and now we are free to celebrate Pesach surrounded by the beautiful foothills of the Berkshire Mountains. Celebrate your freedom by bringing your whole family to an enriching, relaxing, and fun-filled Kosher-for-Pesach program in a beautiful country setting.
Pesach at Isabella Freedman is perfect for the entire family. Past highlights include:
- Interactive communal and semi-private seder options
- Eco-conscious festive meals and snacks
- Guided mountaintop hikes
- Daily yoga, meditation, and healing movement activities
- Orthodox prayer services overlooking the campus lake
- Jewish text studies and personal growth discussions
- New growth on the farm, greenhouses, and visiting baby goats
- Camp Teva, an engaging children’s program
For general program inquiries, please contact our Pesach event coordinator, Ayala Azari.
Camp Teva highlights include:
- Sensory awareness activities to experience the plagues of mitzrayim
- Chocolate seder
- Kids yoga
- Nature arts and crafts
- Outdoor forest and field games
For information about our children’s program please contact our Camp Teva manager, Arielle Aronoff.
Camp Teva is for kids ages 5 – 12, and runs simultaneously with retreats geared toward adults. Camp Teva combines the best of Teva’s signature Jewish environmental education with all of the opportunities provided by the Adamah Farm to create a distinctive and creative way for kids to have a fun and safe Jewish outdoor, food, and environmental education experience while their parents are enjoying Hazon’s many retreats, conferences, holidays, and workshops at Isabella Freedman. A transformative experience for the whole family
When you register kids during your event registration process, they are automatically enrolled in Camp Teva! All-inclusive kids’ rates include Camp Teva programming.
Passover is the Jewish tradition’s “eat seasonal” poster child. Also known as “Chag Ha-Matzot” (possibly a holiday celebrating the new barley harvest) and Chag Ha-Aviv (“holiday of spring”), Passover is a time to notice and celebrate the coming of spring. The seder plate abounds with seasonal symbols: the roasted lamb bone celebrates lambs born in spring; karpas (dipped green vegetables) symbolizes the first green sprouts peaking out of the thawed ground; and a roasted egg recalls fertility and rebirth.
Passover offers a perfect opportunity to combine the wisdom of a traditional Jewish holiday with our contemporary desire to live with our health and sustainability in mind. For example, some families put an orange or olive on their seder plate to recognize women’s rights and solidarity with Middle East peace.
Click the button below for Passover resources including ideas for activities and rituals, recipes, and sustainability tips