Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT
Rest, renew, and learn as we create a healthier and more sustainable paradigm for rabbinic leadership
I feel privileged every day to be a rabbi and serve community and I also feel so overwhelmed much of the time, with that feeling like my work is never done. My personal experience of many rabbinic meetings and gatherings has been that I return home more tired and with an even bigger to-do list. The Rabbis’ Retreat has been so different for me in the loving creation of a rich and precious space of renewal and connection that has left me reinvigorated, refreshed and inspired.
The Hazon Rabbis’ Retreat focuses on giving back to rabbis – the people who give so much to our community every day. Not only is the retreat radically financially accessible ($36 – $240 total per participant), the structure of the retreat is designed to promote deep rest and rejuvenation, and content of the retreat is aimed at providing rabbis with support and resources to create healthier and more sustainable Jewish communities.
Clergy from all streams of Judaism are warmly invited to attend. For interested participants from beyond the northeast USA, additional financial assistance is available.
Enjoy a rest from the rigors of rabbinic work while you decompress and nourish your body, mind, and soul
- Daily prayer, yoga, and meditation
- Introspective writing workshops, visual arts workshops, and spiritual direction
- Farm tours, contemplative hikes, and massage opportunities
- Deep text learning with educators from across North America
Note for Families: This is a retreat for Rabbis, to provide focused and safe space to allow for deep introspection, interpersonal connection, and real rejuvenation. In that spirit, all programming will exclusively be for Rabbis. If participating Rabbis choose to bring family members, they are welcome but there will not be programming for them; families are welcome to enjoy the facilities and meals during the retreat.