Culture & Jewish Community

Unique retreats that serve as portals for engagement to bring together the passions and needs of distinct communities with the larger work of Hazon

Our Culture & Jewish Community Retreats apply the broad values of the organization as a whole to particular communities and interest. These events also allow individuals and communities with specific interests to access the wider work of Hazon through their passions and particular focus.

In order to accomplish the overarching mission of Hazon to help create a healthier and more sustainable Jewish community, a diverse cross-section of the wider Jewish world must be involved. Beyond those explicitly committed to the values that Hazon espouses are many thousands of people whose passions potentially intersect with Hazon’s mission – if those doorways are open. CJC programs function as those open doorways, meeting people at their particular interests and creating a gateway to engaged them with our vision and mission.

At the same time, if the Jewish community is to be healthier and more sustainable, those values need to show up in all of the work happening across the community as a whole. Sustainability is not a niche endeavor. CJC programs showcase Hazon’s vision at work in many realms including: elder care, music, LGBTQ activism, sports, ethnic identity, mental health, and community design.

Hazon Meditation Retreat
Dec 23, 2018 - Dec 30, 2018
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

A week of silence, awareness, and insight with Rabbi Jay Michaelson, Beth Resnick, Miriam Eisenberger, and Shir Yaakov Feit.

Jewish Women’s Yoga Retreat
Feb 15, 2019 - Feb 18, 2019
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

A long weekend of yoga, movement, healing, and going inward with Carol Berlin and Edie Raphael.

Jewish Intentional Communities Conference
Mar 28, 2019 - Mar 31, 2019
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

This year’s conference is open to members of the Hakhel Jewish Intentional Communities network. Learn from and share with each other, vision together, and plant seeds for communities to come.

Hazon Rabbis' Retreat
Mar 31, 2019 - Apr 3, 2019
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

This retreat focuses on giving back to spiritual leaders of all backgrounds and disciplines – the people who give so much to our community every day. The retreat is designed to promote deep rest and rejuvenation.

Camp Isabella Freedman
Jul 8, 2019 - Jul 21, 2019
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center has been offering annual summer camp experiences for active adults 55+ since 1956. We are honored to continue this tradition by providing you with a warm and welcoming atmosphere for one of the best summer vacations you’ll ever have.

Let My People Sing!
Aug 22, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

Join us for a weekend of song sharing and learning. Together, we will sing and share a wide array of Jewish song traditions, inclusive of the full range of Jewish ancestry and religious practices. Includes Camp Teva for kids!