2019 Congregational Retreat

Once again, we are thrilled to announce a fun and unique opportunity through our on-site Congregational Camp Retreat.  Join our clergy, staff, and members of the Temple Emanu-El family for a wonderful weekend at our Temple. This retreat will be filled with camp-style opportunities for everyone. Whether you are part of a family with children or an adult without kids, this is an enriching time together with plenty of activities, including stimulating discussions, inspiring services, singing, schmoozing, eating, and relaxing.  

February 8-9, 2019

Tentative Schedule

5:30 PM - Arrival and shmooze
5:45 PM -  Kabbalat Camp Style Shabbat services, wear white.  This service will be lead by Rabbi Dana Magat, EESY teens, Phil Hankin, Director of Education, and Eitan Strauss-Cohn, Religious School Song Leader.  A musically oriented service in our beautiful courtyard (weather permitting)!
6:30 PM - Dinner
7:00 PM - Song session and Israeli dancing
8:00 PM - Adults and young kids leave; kids ages 2nd grade and above stay for overnight at Temple

8:00 AM - Wake up for overnighters
8:15 AM - Breakfast
8:45 AM - Pack up
9:00 AM - Adults and others arrive; Shabboptions - choose your own Shabbat service!
9:15 AM - Shabbat morning artistic Service-in-Nature
10:30 AM - Kiddush nosh
10:45 AM - Green Team Water Workshop with a presentation from the Water District and interactive games; EESY Teens/RS Madrichim run program for youth
12:45 PM - Lunch
1:30 PM - Family Art session
3:00 PM - It's Its snack to go - Retreat ends - Go Home