2017 Retreat Schedule

2017 Retreat Schedule COMING SOON! Please check out the 2015 Retreat Schedule to get an idea of what is in store.

Friday
Time
Adult Activity A
Adult Activity B
Adult Activity C/Teen Activity
Youth Track
4:00-6:00 PM Registration Craft Making: We welcome all of our youth, and the young at heart to join us for craft time
6:45-7:05 PM Welcome Program
7:05-7:25 PM Community Candlelighting
Join us for a group candle lighting ceremony as we usher in Shabbat as a community. Please note that we will bring in Shabbat early to accomodate the diversity of our community. There will also be the opportunity for individual candle lighting at the communal ceremony.
7:25-8:00 PM Spiritual Kabbalat Shabbat
Join us for a Carlebach-style Kabbalat Shabbat service. We will use our voices, harmonies, hands, and legs to welcome Shabbat into our community! This service will be egalitarian with mixed seating (men and women together). The service leader will guide you through the prayers and siddurim will be provided.
Traditional Friday Night Minyan
A space for those who would like to conduct or participate in a traditional Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma’ariv service with a mechitza
(separating women and men). Please bring your own siddurim.
Youth are invited to all religious services.
All kids programming will be age specific.
8:00-9:30 PM
(Shekiah is at 8:08PM)
Shabbat Dinner
Join your fellow JMNers for a traditional sit-down Friday night Shabbat dinner.
9:30-10:20 PM Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine: Different Experiences in the Same Spaces
Helping each other understand how race and ethnic difference impacts experiencing Jewish spaces is critical to understanding ideas of privilege, institutional discrimination, and prejudice within the Jewish community.
Teen Talkback
[teens 12 and over]
JMN young adults facilitate a conversation for tweens and teens about the experience and challenges of the growing up with multiple identities and are guided by staff and one another into finding productive solutions or tools to these challenges.
Leila Tots
[kids 12 and under]
While adults and teens are participating in our after dinner sessions, children under 12 are invited to join our JMN youth staff for games, songs, and bedtime stories.
10:20 PM Oneg
Join our JMN community to relax and unwind with our oneg Shabbat. We’ll have refreshments, conversation, and a relaxing atmosphere everyone can enjoy.
Saturday
Time
Adult Activity A
Adult Activity B
Adult Activity C/Teen Activity
Youth Track
8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast
8:00-10:30 AM Progressive Shabbat Service
[9:15-10:30 AM]
Join us for thoughtful, participatory, and inclusive Shabbat morning prayer. This service will be egalitarian with mixed seating (men and women together). The service leader will guide you through the prayers and siddurim will be provided.
Traditional Shabbat Service
A space for those who would like to conduct or participate in a traditional Shacharit service with a mechitza (separating women and men). Please bring your own siddurim.
10:45AM-12:00PM
[Session 1]
Loving the Skin I’m In: Being a Person of Color in the Jewish Community:
[for people of color, ages 14 and over]
A moderated safe space for an open discussion on the complex issues people of color face in the Jewish community.
Allies Against Racism: A Workshop for White Allies of Jews of Color
This interactive workshop will give participants the opportunity to reflect on how racism has impacted our lives as white people, celebrate our successes as allies to Jews of color, and consider next steps in both eliminating our own racism and becoming increasingly effective at addressing how racism effects ethnically and racially diverse Jews.
Kids Programming
12:00-1:15 PM Shabbat Lunch
1:30-2:30 PM
[Session 2]
Managing Diversity With Emotional Intelligence
In this workshop, the participants will learn core emotional intelligence skills. We will discuss ways in which these skills can be applied to diversity issues, and in particular the attendees will learn how they can apply new skills and techniques to create more appropriate interactions. In addition, specific skills and techniques will be learned that attendees can apply to their daily lives to be happier and more productive on a daily basis.
Wrestling with Jewish Diversity: Exploring Jewish Diversity in the Tanakh and other sacred texts
A conversation and text study led by Jewish leaders from across the religious spectrum on concepts of race, difference, and acceptance in Jewish religious texts.
Kids Programming
2:45-3:45 PM
[Session 3]
Parenting Roundtable
Whether you’re a seasoned parent, just starting the journey, or beginning to contemplate the idea –please join us for a roundtable discussion on the various joys and challenges of raising a Jewish child of color. We will address a variety of issues including: identity building and confirmation, Jewish education and religious life, and navigating other people’s perceptions.
What’s Love Got to Do With it?
Dating and marriage for Jews of color can be quite the adventure. Gather with others to share stories of true love connection, heartbreak, or even just compare dating nightmares.
Kids Programming
4:00-6:00 PM Free Time
Yoga from 5:00-5:45
Traditional Mincha Service at 5:30PM
6:00-7:30 PM Dinner
7:30-8:30 PM
[Session 4]
What Your Rabbi Won’t Tell You: Realities of Being a Convert of Color
For many converts of color, the challenges of being a person of color in the Jewish community can be unexpected. Join this frank conversation about “what I wish I’d known” “what I didn’t believe” and “how to create an authentic and integrated Jewish identity.”
Jews of Color: Transforming the Jewish Social Justice Conversation
The Jewish community has a rich history of social justice activism. Join us for a discussion on the necessity of supporting and centering the leadership of Jews of Color in that work to reflect the reality of the changing Jewish community and political realities of the 21st century.
Kids Programming
8:30-9:00 PM Free Time Laughter Therapy Kids Programming
9:00-9:10 PM Havdalah
Join us for a communal Havdalah ceremony.
9:10-9:25 PM Traditional Maariv Service
A space for those who would like to conduct or participate in a traditional Shacharit service with a mechitza (separating women and men). Please bring your own Siddurim.
9:10 PM – Until Party TBA
Sunday
Time
Adult Activity A
Adult Activity B
Adult Activity C/Teen Activity
Youth Track
9:00-10:15 AM Breakfast/Award Ceremony
10:30-11:30 AM We the People: Help Write an Open Letter to the Jewish Community Kids Programming
11:45AM-12:45PM State of JMN Meeting: A Strategic Re-envisioning of Jewish Diversity Work
Be a part of the change by participating in a community wide conversation and working group on JMN developed materials and resources, organizational priorities, fundraising, and communication.
Kids Programming
Goodbye Program

* Disclaimer: Schedule is subject to change.

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