Silent Shabbat Contemplative Retreat: Listening for the Still, Small Voice

West Cornwall, Connecticut
Friday, July 13, 2012
Silent Shabbat Contemplative Retreat: Listening for the Still, Small Voice
Friday, July 13, 2012 4:00 PM -
Sunday, July 15, 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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Our lives can feel so filled with noise that we may find it hard to hear that which underlies it all—what Jewish tradition calls the kol d’mama daka, the still, small voice.  Join Institute for Jewish Spirituality Rabbis Jonathan Slater, Lisa Goldstein, and Jordan Bendat-Appell for a Shabbat of contemplative silence and prayerful reflection.
From Friday afternoon through Sunday morning we will share periods of sitting and walking meditation, of contemplative Shabbat prayer and teaching. The emphasis will be on sustained mindfulness meditation throughout the weekend, helping us hear the still, small voice.
Instructions will be given for those who are new to this practice, and those with an established practice will find the spaciousness and support invaluable to deepening their experience.
Give yourself the gift of a truly restorative Shabbat, in the beauty of western Connecticut.
The retreat will begin at 4:00pm on Friday (registration will be from 2:30-4pm). We will end on Sunday morning at 12pm (box lunches will be available).
Retreat Fee (sliding scale according to ability): $455, $490, or $525 (all single rooms). 
Cancellation Policy:  There will be no refunds for cancellations within two weeks of the start of the retreat.  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 Jordan Bendat-Appell, at

Questions about the registration form? Email Esther Smigel, Retreat and Programs Manager:


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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 "Silent 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 or 646.360.5770

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