Jewish Life Retreat

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Retreat Registration

Sample Schedule


Depart Georgetown (approximately 3:30pm)
Shabbat Services
Student reflection
Free time (s’mores/games/hanging out)


Morning service
Torah study
Student reflection
Free time
Return to Georgetown (approximately 8pm)

Shabbaton: Jewish Life Retreat

Grounded in the traditions of Judaism, our 25 hour Shabbaton (overnight Shabbat retreat) is truly a sabbath (rest) from the commotion of campus life. Through song and stillness, leisure time and learning ancient texts, and hiking or yoga or napping (!) we’ll engage in personal reflection, community building, and simple oneg (enjoyment of Shabbat). Our Shabbaton reliably fosters strong new friendships as we get to know others, and perhaps ourselves, a little better. So join us for a Shabbat va’Yinafash – a time of renewal and refreshment in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and of course, delicious Shabbat food abounds!

Undergraduates of all backgrounds are welcome to join us and experience Shabbat kodesh this way.

Who: Undergraduate Students

When: To be confirmed for the 2020-2021 academic year

Deadline: TBD

Cost: $40.00

*No one will be turned away for inability to pay – please contact Jewish Life at if the cost presents a burden.

Where: Georgetown’s beautiful Calcagnini Contemplative Center located on 55 acres in Bluemont, VA overlooking the picturesque Shenandoah Valley.