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Into the Woods Shabbaton: Get Ready for a New Year

Friday, August 30, 2024 - 3:00 pm EDT
 – Sunday, September 1, 2024 - 4:00 pm EDT

🌟 Are you ready to embark on a journey of spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and physical preparation for Elul and the High Holidays? Looking to connect with other Reconstructionists in person as we head into 5785? This special adults-only gathering takes place amidst the majestic scenery of the Pocono Mountains at Camp Havaya.

🕍 Engage with Reconstructing Judaism: Participate in meaningful Jewish learning, mindful spiritual practice, rest, and reflection to deepen your connection to this special time of renewal and teshuva/return.

🌿 Connect with Nature: Embrace the beauty of creation with refreshing hikes, nature walks, and outdoor activities, allowing yourself to be inspired by the beautiful surroundings of Camp Havaya’s 120 wooded acres.

🕯️ Inspiring Shabbat Services: Experience the power of Shabbat with musical services led by a diverse group of Reconstructionist clergy and lay leaders.

🎶 Music and Campfires: Let your spirit soar as we gather around the campfire to share songs and stories under the starlit sky as we celebrate the beauty of community and connection.

💆 Rest and Relaxation: Whether you choose to unwind by the lake, go for a swim, stroll in nature, take a nap, or enjoy the peaceful ambiance, allow yourself the gift of rejuvenation as you prepare for the days ahead.

Don’t miss out on this transformative Shabbaton experience.

Space is limited. Secure your spot now!

Camp Information:
Camp Havaya is located on 120 acres of beautifully wooded land in the Poconos Mountains of Pennsylvania, the Aaron and Marjorie Ziegelman Campus has a kosher kitchen, heated six-lane swimming pool, private pond, indoor/outdoor theater, multiple athletic fields and courts, and streams and hiking trails throughout the property. The camp is a rustic environment with gravel and dirt paths, and uneven terrain. We regret that not all spaces are fully accessible. Contact Thriving Communities for details about accessibility.

Options for accommodations include a bunk bed in a shared rustic camp cabin, a limited number of basic hotel camp rooms, and private rooms in a nearby newly renovated Comfort Inn where we have a limited number of rooms at a discounted rate. There are higher-end accommodations available in the area. Click here to checkout our accomodation options. Those staying at camp need to bring linens and towels.

Every person attending the Shabbaton must purchase a ticket. Please choose your accommodation type during the registration process.

Meals and snacks from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch are provided by the camp. Most special dietary needs can be met with advance notice.

Cancellation Policy
We understand that plans can change. We strive to accommodate our participants as best we can. However, to ensure fairness and the smooth operation of the Shabbaton, we have established the following cancellation policy:
The deadline for canceling your reservation is August 12, 2024.
Cancellations on or before August 12, 2024 will be fully refunded less a non-refundable processing fee of $65. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after August 12, 2024.
Reconstructing Judaism is not responsible for off-site hotel reservations. Any off-site hotel reservations must be canceled separately. Please contact the hotel directly.
To cancel your reservation, please notify us via email or phone as soon as possible. Your cancellation will be considered official upon receipt of confirmation from our team. Refunds will be processed within 14 days of receiving the cancellation request. Please note that it may take additional time for the refunded amount to appear in your account, depending on your bank or payment provider.
Failure to attend the Shabbaton without prior notification will result in forfeiture of the entire Shabbaton fee. No refunds will be issued for no-shows. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, such as natural disasters or other emergencies, we reserve the right to make exceptions to this policy at our discretion.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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