Weekend in the Woods May 29, 30, 31 Registration Extended 'till Friday, 5/22!

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Come for all or part of our great retreat weekend! Rabbi Shawn and retreatniks, old and new, all look forward to welcoming you to Camp JRF, in the lush and lovely Pocono Mountains. Read what fellow Mishkaners have to say (including “The retreat is one of the highlights of my year!")and registration information on our "Weekend in the Woods" page.

Ready to register?

Registration has been extended until Friday, May 22!


Click here to download the QUICKFORM for Retreat Registration, a Word document you can complete and e-mail to retreat@mishkan.org.


Click here to download the Retreat Brochure with Registration Form.

Ready to pay?

Click here to go directly to the Retreat payment page.

See you in the Poconos!

Got some questions? We've got answers!

Ask a Retreat-nik

by Lisagail Zeitlin

Q: What’s the food like?

A: The food at the retreat is delicious! It’s a camp – not a gourmet restaurant. There are no waiters. It’s self-serve – you grab a plate and decide what you want. Breakfasts are traditional – eggs, toast, hot and cold cereal, fruit, yogurt. Lunches and dinners are hot meals (vegetarian). They are kid- and adult-friendly. There’s a huge salad bar out for every meal. There’s always dessert! Coffee, tea, snacks and fruit are available all day.

Q: Cabins? Explain.

A: The cabins are all a short walk from the dining hall where most activities start. They have bunk beds with mattresses. You supply the sleeping bag and pillow. Each bunk bed has a big drawer for your stuff. Each bunk has bathrooms and showers with plenty of hot water. Lots of windows, all screened, but when we go – no bugs, yet. Bonus!

For more privacy, you can book a private room in the lodge above the dining hall. They are limited in number. Some have private baths, some have shared baths. They are first-come, first-served – so you should book those as soon as you can!

Q: How is the time scheduled?

A: It’s a very relaxing weekend, but with plenty of choices of what to do. There’s always something going on, if you want to be active. You also have the option to sit – breathe in the woods, sit alone, or find a place to chat with new or old friends. You can walk, you can play, you can plan your performance for the Talent/No-Talent show.

Nothing is required of you – except to enjoy this wonderful Weekend in the Woods!

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