2017 Retreat Schedule

2017 Retreat Schedule IS UP!

Friday
Time
Adult Activity A
Adult Activity B
Adult Activity C/Teen Activity
Youth Track
4:00-6:00 PM Registration
[Outside of Dining Room]
Craft Making: We welcome all of our youth, and the young at heart to join us for craft time
[Synagogue/Theatre Room – Art Room in Back]
6:45-7:05 PM Welcome Program
[Dining Room]
7:05-7:25 PM Community Candlelighting
[Dining Room]
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
[Synagogue]
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
[Arthur Kramer Pavilion]
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 7:47PM)
Shabbat Dinner
[Dining Room]
Join your fellow JMNers for a traditional sit-down Friday night Shabbat dinner.
9:30-10:20 PM I See You
[Synagogue/Theatre]
A discussion of how we think about deep meaningful engagement efforts can change our organizations, community, and futures.
Teen Talkback
[Arthur Kramer Pavilion]
[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]
[Jerusalem]
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
[Lakeside Pavilion]
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
[Dining Room]
8:00-10:30 AM Progressive Shabbat Service
[9:15-10:30 AM]
[Synagogue/Theatre]
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
[Arthur Kramer Pavilion]
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]
Creating Agency
Would you like a place at the agency table in the institutionalized Jewish community?  Not sure how to advocate for you and your family’s needs?  Join us for a discussion on building inclusive community with empowerment, advocacy, and agency!
Wrestling with Jewish Diversity: Exploring Jewish Diversity in the Tanakh and other sacred texts
[Arthur Kramer Pavilion]
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
12:00-1:15 PM Shabbat Lunch
[Dining Room]
1:30-2:30 PM
[Session 2]
Managing Diversity With Emotional Intelligence
[Synagogue/Theatre]
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.
 Building JOC Families Through Foster Care Adoption[for people of color, ages 18 and over]
[Arthur Kramer Pavilion]
May is National Foster Care Month.  Let’s explore how Jews of Color can build Jewish families through foster care adoption, answer questions and debunk myths, specifically those about people of color and the foster care system.  By the way, who was the first foster parent in the Tanakh?
Kids Programming
2:45-3:45 PM
[Session 3]
JMN Presents: An Introduction to Pursuing Tzedek:  Tips and Resources for Jewish Families and Educators Committed to Racial Justice
[Synagogue/Theatre]
The “Stranger,” Immigration, and Social Justice in Jewish Text
[Arthur Kramer Pavilion]
Where does social justice intersect with the issue of immigration in our scriptures?  The intersectionality of “stranger”, immigration and social justice is personal. I am Hagar, Hebrews-on-the-move-in Exodus, Ruth.  It is my daily sojourn as I embrace the Jewish narrative of journey from slavery to freedom.
Kids Programming
4:00-6:00 PM Free Time
Yoga from 4:00-4:45
[Synagogue/Theatre]
Traditional Mincha Service from 5:30-6:00
[Arthur Kramer Pavilion]
6:00-7:30 PM Dinner
7:30-8:30 PM
[Session 4]
Book Review: The Jewish Phenomenon in Sub-Saharan Africa
[Arthur Kramer Pavilion]
Marla Brettschneider, author of The Jewish Phenomenon in Sub-Saharan Africa, will be talking about her work with many communities I’ve worked with people from many communities across the region (including South Africa, Madagascar, Cote Ivoire, Gabon, & Cameroon) and racial dynamics with the US Jewish community.
Creating Your Own Jewish Mix Tape: Integrating Cultural Tradition and Jewish RitualJudaism is a vast sea of traditions, halachic approaches, liturgies, stories and so much more. Among the commonalities are Torah and the reminders of our collective and individual heritage.  In this workshop, you are invited to attend to the holes or missings in your Jewish experience. What cultural expressions have you taken or would love to take? What notions are rolling around in your heart or mind? This is a judgment free zone. All traditions are welcome. Kids Programming
8:30-855 PM Free Time Laughter Therapy Kids Programming
8:55-9:10 PM Traditional Maariv Service
[Arthur Kramer Pavilion]
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.
9:10-9:25 PM Havdalah
Join us for a communal Havdalah ceremony.
9:25 PM – Until Lag B’Omer Party
Join us for a bonfire and Lag B’Omer party.
Sunday
Time
Adult Activity A
Adult Activity B
Adult Activity C/Teen Activity
Youth Track
9:00-10:15 AM Breakfast/Award Ceremony
[Dining Room]
10:30-11:30 AM Writing Letters to the Editor
[Arthur Kramer Pavilion]
Kids Programming
11:45AM-12:45PM State of JMN Meeting: JMN in TransitionBe 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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