2014 Yom Kippur Retreat

URJ CAMP NEWMAN, SANTA ROSA

Camp Newman Photo Join Rabbi Carla Fenves, our musical staff, and members of our education team for an informal Yom Kippur retreat in the wilderness. Experience Yom Kippur the way it was originally intended—no suits, cell phones, or distractions. Spend a full day in nature reflecting on the year passed by and the days ahead. This retreat is open to members of the Congregation and their guests, both individuals and families.

IF YOU ARE A CONGREGANT, REGISTER HERE

IF YOU ARE NOT A CONGREGANT, REGISTER HERE

IF YOU ARE A CONGREGANT REGISTERING A NON-CONGREGANT GUEST, PLEASE DO SO HERE



Costs & Deadlines


Questions and Answers


Schedule Summary

Friday, October 3

Late afternoon arrival and check-in
Festive group dinner and introductions
Kol Nidre Services
Evening Activity

Saturday, October 4

Morning Yom Kippur Services
Arts program, hike, text study
Free Time
Meditation
Group text study and discussion
Yizkor and Neilah
Group break-the-fast dinner
Departure or option to spend an additional night

Sunday, October 5

Breakfast (included in second night stay)
Departure  


Costs for Current Congregation Emanu-El Members

Standard housing
single-family space with private bathroom in cabin—can sleep up to 6 people; cement floors, bunk beds, windows, plenty of light; does not include bedding

Multiple Occupancy: $175 per adult, $85 per teen (13 – 17), $55 per child age 3 – 12, and $35 per child under 3

Single Occupancy: $205

Premium housing Sold out!
2-bedroom space with separate small living room and kitchen area—can sleep up to 6 people; carpeted floors, sink, small refrigerator, couch, and small living area; bedding included

Multiple Occupancy: $225 per adult, $110 per teen (13 – 17), $85 per child age 3 – 12, and $55 per child under 3

Single Occupancy: $300

Costs for Non-Members

Standard housing
single-family space with private bathroom in cabin—can sleep up to 6 people; cement floors, bunk beds, windows, plenty of light; does not include bedding

Multiple Occupancy: $262.50 per adult, $127.50 per teen (13 – 17), $82.50 per child age 3 – 12, and $52.50 per child under 3

Single Occupancy: $307.50

Premium housing Sold out!
2-bedroom space with separate small living room and kitchen area—can sleep up to 6 people; carpeted floors, sink, small refrigerator, couch, and small living area; bedding included

Multiple Occupancy: $337.50 per adult, $165 per teen (13 – 17), $127.50 per child 3 – 12, and $82.50 per child under 3

Single Occupancy: $450

Cancellation policy:
50% refund if cancellation received by August 30. No refunds after August 30.


 

Yom Kippur Retreat Q & A

What if my kids want to eat during Yom Kippur?

Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided in the dining hall to take or eat there.

Will childcare be available?

Yes! CHILDCARE for children 5 and under will be open both in the evening and throughout the day. There will also be appropriate programming for children 6 and older during services and throughout the day. For children 5 and under, there is an additional charge of $20 for Friday night and $40 for Saturday for childcare. We encourage you to bring your child’s favorite toys, so long as they are willing to share. The camp also features a small playground with swings and a slide.

Can I help to lead any of the activities?

Again, yes! We would be honored to have you read Torah or Haftarah. Please email us at hhd@emanuelsf.org if interested.

Will Internet or cell phone coverage be available?

No and no. That is the point.

What is proper attire for the retreat?

Yom Kippur is a day to focus internally and not to worry about what to wear. Therefore the dress code is casual though respectful. In other words, jeans are fine. It is traditional to wear white on Yom Kippur, because white is a symbol of purity and Yom Kippur is a day when we undertake a spiritual cleansing.

What should I pack?

Though it is warm in the day, bring a good sweater for the evening, as it gets a bit cold. Bedding and sheets are provided by the camp. It always helps to bring sunscreen, bug repellent, a flashlight, etc. While food will be provided, you may want to bring additional snacks that your family can enjoy.

Is transportation provided?

No. Once people are registered, we are happy to help our congregants to find carpools.

How far is URJ Camp Newman from Emanu-El?

The drive to Camp Newman takes a little over an hour without traffic. We advise families to leave San Francisco before 2 pm to avoid traffic congestion, which can lengthen the ride to 2 hours. The best option is to leave early and enjoy a relaxing lunch and afternoon in Santa Rosa and Healdsburg.

Is this retreat open only to congregants?

No, everyone is welcome!

What are the accommodations like, exactly? Will I have to share a cabin with other families/individuals not in my group?

Only if you choose multiple occupancy and attend the retreat as an individual. You never know—you might make a new friend and chevrutah study partner!

Are scholarships available?

No congregant will be turned away for lack of funds. Please email us at hhd@emanuelsf.org more information.

Can I come for just part of the retreat--arriving late or leaving early?

While we prefer that you attend the full retreat and experience the entire 24 hours of Yom Kippur in the wilderness, we realize that many of our congregants’ hectic schedules simply do not allow them to attend the full retreat. However, the full registration fee applies even for those who attend only part of the retreat.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us at hhd@emanuelsf.org.

We look forward to spending this important day together at URJ Camp Newman!


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High Holy Days 2014/5775

Erev Rosh Hashanah

Wednesday, September 24

Rosh Hashanah

Thursday, September 25

Kol Nidre

Friday, October 3

Yom Kippur

Saturday, October 4

Contact

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Phone: (415) 751-2535
Fax: (415) 751-2511
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