holidays

Holidays

Eco-conscious and spiritually uplifting holiday celebrations with diverse participants

Hazon’s holiday celebrations bring Jews together from All Streams to strengthen the transcendent connection we have to the wheel of the year and the cycles of nature. The Jewish community in all its diversity needs an atmosphere of complete immersion in our traditions and cultures. We provide that opportunity with 360-degree holiday retreats — transformative experiences that are available whether you’re participating in vibrant prayer services or taking a relaxing walk around the lake.

Our vision for a healthier and more sustainable community in the Jewish world and beyond is infused throughout all our holiday retreats. This includes sustainable farm-to-table meals and a focus on programing that connects each holiday to both its biblical and agricultural heritage.

High Holidays: Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur
Sep 20, 2017 - Oct 1, 2017
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

Join us for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur or both holidays as we welcome in the new year with inclusive prayer services, deep teachings, immersion in a relaxing wooded venue, community celebrations, and fabulous farm-to-table feasting. Includes Camp Teva for kids!

Yom Kippur Retreat
Sep 29, 2017 - Oct 1, 2017
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

Spend Yom Kippur in a place and in a community that supports quiet, contemplative time and meaningful shared experiences. Orthodox Minyan with Rabbi-Chazan Matti Brown and Renewal Minyan with Kohenet Shamirah Bechirah.

Sukkahfest!
Oct 4, 2017 - Oct 15, 2017
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

Sukkahfest is a singular event – perhaps the most joyous, and almost certainly the most diverse celebration of the holiday of Sukkot on planet Earth. Includes Camp Teva for kids!

Pesach at Isabella Freedman
Mar 30, 2018 - Apr 8, 2018
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

Spend the holiday with family and community. Come enjoy gourmet kosher-for-Pesach food, inspiring seders, and the beauty of the Berkshires. Includes Camp Teva for kids!

Shavuot Retreat
May 18, 2018 - May 22, 2018
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

Join us for an inclusive celebration of revelation that includes all-night learning, sunrise shacharit, Adamah Foods, a midnight hike to the top of the mountain, a pilgrimage parade with costumes and goats, outdoor fun for kids, and more. Includes Camp Teva for kids!