We are saddened to announce that all retreats at Isabella Freedman through the end of 2020 have been cancelled. However, we are hard at work trying to ensure that other programs can still take place here. Thank you for your loving support, now and always. Read the announcement for more information.
Isabella Freedman is a home away from home that contributes to a sustainable and just world. The atmosphere makes you want to give back to their beautiful space and their professional and warm staff.
The weekend was magical and transformative. Not only did we have an amazing time, but the retreat had a real and lasting impact on how the students thought about themselves, spirituality, and their relationship to Judaism.
Whether you are planning a special celebration, organizational retreat, family reunion, lifecycle event or community gathering, Isabella Freedman’s beautiful setting, comfortable accommodations, delicious food, onsite activities, and dynamic staff are sure to nourish the hearts and souls of all who attend.
We have years of experience in planning and implementing programs. You can hire our Jewish, Outdoor, Food, and Environmental Educators to lead a hike, give a farm tour, or run a pickling class. Or simply rent our site for your own self-sufficient program or special occasion.
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Celebrating at Isabella Freedman
Try a different kind of celebration – one where family and friends come together for an entire weekend to celebrate your wedding, your son’s or daughter’s bar or bat mitzvah, or your family reunion.
Take advantage of all that Isabella Freedman has to offer all year round: our beautiful glass-walled synagogue, reception area complete with fireplace, boating, swimming, private marked hiking trails and of course our amazing organic farm and barnyard.
Our on-site Retreat Coordinators will help you with all the logistics of planning your event here at Isabella Freedman.
Since 2005 I have been convening retreats for rabbinical students from across the denominational spectrum at Isabella Freedman. The facilities, food, and commitment of the staff to meet the needs of their guests have made the stays a pleasure. But there is also a spiritual quality to the entire space that goes beyond the physical; one feels it from the moment one enters the grounds. I know that alumni of our retreats – future rabbis – will be coming back to Isabella Freedman time and again.
Dedicated to ecological awareness, vibrant Jewish spirituality, and social justice, Isabella Freedman is the perfect gathering place for your community, friends, family, and colleagues.
We serve the spiritual, educational, and social needs of individuals, groups and non-profit organizations who seek a place that is conducive to study, personal or group development, or quiet reflection.
Located in Connecticut’s Berkshire Mountains, our 400-acre lakeside campus is easy to get to from New York City, Boston, or Hartford, and far enough away to inspire new ideas and refresh the soul.
Our professional staff is here to help you create a memorable event for up to 150 people. We offer a variety of accommodations, homemade glatt-kosher meals (farm-to-table menu when in season), a glass-walled synagogue, a shomer Shabbat-friendly locale, farm tours, hikes, and other on-site activities.
Isabella Freedman has been the ideal location for our annual Dorot Fellowship Shabbaton. The site is beautiful, the staff is perfectly attentive and the ethos of the entire operation regularly produces just the right atmosphere for an uplifting communal experience.
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