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Shavuot 2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 • 5 Sivan 5777

All Day

DC Minyan is heading to camp! We invite you to share the Shavuot holiday weekend with friends, family, and the DC Minyan community. The 2016 Shavuot Retreat will take place from Tuesday afternoon, May 30th through Thursday night, June 1st at Capital Camps & Retreat Center in beautiful Waynesboro, PA.

We are honored to have Rabbi Avi Killip as this year’s Scholar in Residence. Avi serves as VP of Strategy and Programs and Director of Project Zug at Mechon Hadar. She was ordained from Hebrew College's pluralistic Rabbinical School in Boston. Avi is a Wexner Graduate Fellow and holds a Bachelors and Masters from Brandeis University in Jewish Studies and Women & Gender Studies. She has worked as a teacher and Jewish professional in two synagogues, an independent minyan, a mikveh, and a yeshiva. 

For the third straight year, Book Club is coming to the Shavuot retreat!  This year, we will be reading A Horse Walks Into A Bar by David Grossman. To learn more about the book and author, check out this review from NPR.

RETREAT PRICING

During the registration process, you will have the option to rank your preferred housing. To keep things as streamlined as possible, housing options are grouped into one of two tiers based on the similarities of the accommodations.  

Registration and housing requests for DC Minyan Members will continue to be a priority, with housing assigned first to all DC Minyan Members, and then, as space allows, to associate members, non-members, and guests.

AFTER YOUR REGISTRATION, YOU WILL BE CONTACTED BY THE SHAVUOT RETREAT COORDINATORS TO PAY YOUR REGISTRATION FEES FOR THE RETREAT.

HOUSING DESCRIPTIONS

Tier 1:
Nesiya Lodge - hotel style housing with queen beds, private bathrooms and individual climate control.

Lodge Bet: Upper Level - hotel style housing with queen beds, private bathrooms and individual climate control.  

Tier 2:
Lodge Bet: Lower Level - motel style housing with bunk beds, private bathrooms and individual climate control.

Lodge Aleph - motel style housing with a combination of private and shared (Jack-and-Jill style) bathrooms. The building has controlled heating and air-conditioning.

*ADA accommodations are available in each housing option.  If needed, please contact shavuot@dcminyan.org.

Please note that member pricing does not apply to associate members, alumni members or guests.

 

Nesiya Lodge / Lodge Bet: Upper

Lodge Bet: Lower / Lodge Aleph

DC Minyan Member Rate

Non-Member Rate

DC Minyan Member Rate

Non-Member Rate

Adult (13+)

$245

$325

$170

$250

Child 6-12

$140

$175

$105

$135

Child 1-5

$35

$45

$35

$45

Child 0-1

$15

$15

$15

$15

The retreat provides an opportunity for spirited davening, engaging learning and discussions; not to mention sports, games, and lots of eating!  The registration price includes all activities, meals, and lodging. 

​We look forward to sharing this DC Minyan tradition with you.  If you have any questions, please email shavuot@dcminyan.org.

Adam Broms, Ross Broms, Jay Lefkowitz

Shavuot Retreat Coordinators

Register

Not sure which of these categories fits you best? Email shavuot@dcminyan.org and we'll help you out.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Please note: This number should include only adults that you are registering at this time. As with last year, we are requesting that members of DC Minyan do not register their guests. Guests should register on their own, beginning on May 8.

Please fill in the names and emails of the other DC Minyan member adults registering with you here. You do NOT need to fill in your own name and email address.

 

 
 

*You must include an email address for each adult retreat participant.

*You must include an email address for each adult retreat participant.

*You must include an email address for each adult retreat participant.

Enter 0 if not applicable.

If you are registering with a partner, you will automatically be placed in the same room and can leave this question blank. Note that both parties must request each other on their respective registration forms in order to be considered together for the housing lottery.

The Shavuot Transportation Coordinator will be in touch with all those who need or who have offered rides. Thank you for opening up your cars to members of our community!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The above number should not include children who sleep in pack-and-plays. If you have a child who does not need a bed and will sleep in a pack-and-play or similar, you are responsible for bringing the portable bed. 

In order to participate in any DC Minyan babysitting, each family must have a signed waiver on file. Please download and sign the waiver, and send a scan or picture to sc@dcminyan.org.


To keep things as streamlined as possible, housing options are grouped into one of two tiers based on the similarities of the accommodations. Housing assignments will be made using a lottery system (random-number generator). Each registrant household will be assigned a number, and a random number generator will be used to determine the order in which housing is assigned. We will process through each household entry or until housing is full, whichever occurs first. During registration, you will still have the opportunity to request a roommate preference.  When matching roommates, all requests must be reciprocal and the roommate with the higher lottery number will carry the rest of the roommates requested through the lottery. 

Registration and housing requests for DC Minyan Members will continue to be a priority, with housing assigned first to all DC Minyan Members, and then, as space allows, to associate members, non-members, and guests.

Housing Descriptions

Tier 1
Nesiya Lodge: Hotel style housing with queen beds, private bathrooms and individual climate control.
Lodge Bet Upper Level: Hotel style housing with queen beds, private bathrooms and individual climate control.

Tier 2:
Lodge Bet Lower Level: Motel style housing with bunk beds, private bathrooms and individual climate control.
Lodge Aleph: Motel style housing with a combination of private and shared (Jack-and-Jill style) bathrooms. The building has controlled heating and air-conditioning.

*ADA accommodations are available in each housing option. If needed, please contact shavuot@dcminyan.org.



As a lay-led community, DC Minyan is successful only because of the efforts of its members. We ask each adult participant to sign up for one (or more) of the opportunities below.

In what ways are you interested in helping with the retreat? (You can check items if they apply to anyone in your group. The retreat organizers will follow up and you can give them specific names.)

Thank you for volunteering! The Shavuot Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch with you about your role(s) on this year's Shavuot retreat. 

 

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