Hevraya Summer Retreat: The Poetry of Prayer for the Yamim Nora'im (Alumni Only)

West Cornwall, Connecticut
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Hevraya Summer Retreat: The Poetry of Prayer for the Yamim Nora'im (Alumni Only)
Sunday, July 15, 2012 4:00 PM -
Thursday, July 19, 2012 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Trinity Retreat and Conference Center
(860) 672-1000
79 Lower River Road
West Cornwall, Connecticut 06796
United States

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Update as of 6/25/2012: We are now completely sold out! Please contact Esther Smigel, esther@jewishspirituality.org in order to be placed on the waiting list for this retreat.

Update as of 6/13/2012: We are currently about 3/4 full, however there are still singles and doubles available. Register today to reserve your spot!


Join us for an IJS retreat this summer for all members of the Hevraya (rabbis, cantors and educators) from July 15-19, 2012.
Our theme will be "The Poetry of Prayer for the Yamim Nora'im."  With our guest text instructor Rabbi Ed Feld, editor of the new Conservative machzor Lev Shalem and a forthcoming companion siddur for Shabbat and Hagim, we will explore tehillim, piyyutim and contemporary poetry (mostly Israeli) on some of the key themes of the Yamim Nora'im (life and death, tefillah, sin, and teshuvah).   In addition, Rabbi Roly Matalon of Congregation B'nai Jeshurun in New York, who serves as co-director of Piyyut North America (http://piyutnorthamerica.org/pages/leadership), will lead several evening sessions on engagement with piyyut as a spiritual practice.
As usual, our retreat will feature an integration of meditation, yoga, text study, prayer, song and silence (as well as the renowned vegetarian cuisine of Trinity!).  In addition to Rabbi Feld, our retreat faculty will include IJS staff Rabbis Sheila Weinberg, Jonathan Slater, Lisa Goldstein, Myriam Klotz and Marc Margolius.
This will be a wonderful opportunity to renew yourself through our core practices of meditation, yoga, text study, and the companionship of the Hevraya, and to introduce a spouse or partner to the practices as well.  If you are interested in attending, or if you’d like additional details, please let me know at marc@jewishspirituality.org.  
Retreat Fee (sliding scale according to ability): $800, $920, or $1040 pp for a shared room, and $1050, $1170, or $1290 for a single.
Cancellation Policy:  There will be no refunds for cancellations within two weeks of the start of the retreat [i.e. no refunds will be given for cancellations after July 1st].  Any cancellations before that time will be refunded the full amount, minus a $100 processing fee.

For more information or details about the content of this retreat please contact Rabbi Marc Margolius, Director of Hevraya Programs, at  marc@jewishspirituality.org.

Questions about the registration form? Email Esther Smigel, Retreat and Programs Manager: esther@jewishspirituality.org


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  • To pay by check: click the registration button and fill out the forms completely.  At the end of the registration process select payment option "check" on the checkout page.

    Please make your check out to "Institute for Jewish Spirituality" and note "Hevraya Retreat July 2012" in the memo line.

    Please mail your check to:

    Institute for Jewish Spirituality
    330 7th Avenue
    19th Floor 
    New York, NY  10001

    Any questions please contact Esther Smigel at esther@jewishspirituality.org or 646.360.5770

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