Fall Shabbaton

October 25-26, 2019

Join us for the sixth annual Fall Shabbaton—a spirited, joyful gathering celebrating the best of Jewish life in Maine. Together we will experience a Shabbat weekend full of song, learning, meals, prayer, and outdoor exploration. We will be joined by scholar in residence Dr. Ruth Calderon, a former member of Knesset, and by Nefesh Mountain.

~ Featuring Nefesh Mountain ~

Listen to “Beneath the Open Sky” here

Nefesh Mountain is the place where bluegrass and American roots meet with Jewish heritage and tradition. Husband and wife team Eric Lindberg and Doni Zasloff, pioneers of this new blend of American music, bring their unique knowledge and passion for these beautiful worlds to the fore with songs in English and Hebrew.

Lodging and Transportation


Fall Shabbaton Schedule  2019/ 5780


6 p.m. Shabbat Dinner in Foss Dining Hall

7:15 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Services led by Nefesh Mountain

8:30 p.m. Tisch, including singing as well as an opportunity to discuss Israeli culture and society with Dr. Ruth Calderon


8:15 a.m. Traditional/ Egalitarian Services in Millett House

8:15 a.m. Parashat Hashavuah Torah Study with Rabbi Erica Asch in Runnals classroom

10:30 a.m. Talmud Study with Dr. Ruth Calderon · Concurrent Kids’ Programming

12:30 p.m. Lunch in Millett House

1:30 p.m. Minchah Hike led by Nefesh Mountain

3:30 p.m. Rabbinic Student Fellow Teaching Panel · Concurrent Kids’ Programming

4:30 p.m. Seudah Shlishit

5:30 p.m. D’var Gemara with Dr. Ruth Calderon

6:20 p.m. Havdalah

6:40 p.m. Free Time

8 p.m. Nefesh Mountain Concert, Given Auditorium, Colby College

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