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Shavuot 2018

Friday, May 18, 2018 • 4 Sivan 5778

All Day for 3 Days

Registration is now closed. If you would like to sign up for the waitlist, please fill out the form below. The retreat coordinators will contact you directly if space becomes available. For any questions, please email shavuot@dcminyan.org.

DC Minyan is heading to camp! We invite you to share the three-day Shavuot holiday weekend with friends, family, and the DC Minyan community. The 2018 Shavuot Retreat will take place from Friday evening, May 18th through Monday night, May 21st at Capital Camps & Retreat Center in beautiful Waynesboro, PA.

This year we are thrilled to welcome Rabbi Julia Andelman and Dr. Eitan Fishbane as our scholars-in-residence. Rabbi Andelman is director of community engagement at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS), where she oversees adult learning programs across North America, digital learning, continuing rabbinic education, and Prozdor. Julia previously served as the rabbi of Congregation Shaare Zedek in Manhattan, the director of adult education and programming at Park Avenue Synagogue, and the director of the iEngage Project at the Hartman Institute of North America. Dr. Fishbane is associate professor of Jewish Thought at JTS, where he teaches courses in the literature and history of Jewish mysticism, from medieval Kabbalah to modern Hasidism. The author or editor of six books, the latest of which will be published by Oxford University Press, Dr. Fishbane has devoted his research and writing primarily to the development of Kabbalah in medieval Spain.  

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 DC Minyan Member rates do 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+)

$295

$355

$250

$315

Child 6-12

$170

$225

$170

$225

Child 1-5

$85

$100

$85

$100

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.

Eytan Apter, Kaylin Bugos and Dena Roth

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. DC Minyan members should not register their guests. Guests should register separately.

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. If you have already submitted a waiver for other DC Minyan programming, you do not need to submit again.


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.

In order to maximize retreat participants, we cannot guarantee that families with 4 of more members will be split into two rooms unless the family has more than 4 members who sleep in a bed (as opposed to a portable crib); we will do our best to accommodate such requests if space allows. 

You 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.

We are exploring options for rooming children in second grade or older with other similarly-aged children of the same gender, to be housed separately from their families and under the supervision of a young adult counselor. This option is not guaranteed; we will explore rooming and supervision options based on registration feedback and available space. Are you interested in this option for your child(ren)?



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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