When and where is the retreat?

When: June 8-10, 2018

Where: Colby College  in Waterville, Maine.

Who should I contact with questions?

Rabbi Rachel Isaacs: risaacs@colby.edu or (207) 859-4271

How can I get updates on the conference?

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When is registration?

Registration is on June 8, 2018 from 3-8 p.m. in the atrium of the Diamond building. It is right off of Mayflower Hill Drive. You can also register on Sunday in the Pulver Pavilion (Student Center). YOU CANNOT REGISTER IN PERSON ON SHABBAT (Saturday.)

When is check-out?

Everyone must check out after breakfast in the Diamond Building (from 8-11 a.m.)

What will we do for three days?

There will be many ways to access the best of Jewish civilization and central Maine during our two days together. There will be classes, lectures, tours, hikes, bike rides, prayer services, music, dance, panels, and discussions provided during the conference. Participants will also have access to the many facilities at Colby College, the Quarry Road Recreation Center, and the Alfond Youth Center. Downtown Waterville is also within walking and biking distance.

How much does it cost?

We are offering an early bird discount! Register January 1 through March 31 and tuition is $36 per person per day! After that, the price will be $50 per person per day, and will increase to $70 for registrations received after May 31. This fee includes all meals.

Are scholarships available?

Yes. Please contact Rabbi Isaacs for details.

Will the food be kosher?

Yes. All food will be kosher, and under the supervision of Rabbi Isaacs.

Are linens provided in the dorms?

Yes, everything other than washcloths are provided by the college.

What accommodations are available for families?

There are suites in the Colby dorms that can accommodate large families.

Do I need to stay at Colby? Can I come to part of the conference?

No one needs to stay at Colby. Everyone is free to arrange their own accommodations. It is fine to come for part of the conference. Prices will be adjusted accordingly.

Will babysitting be available?


How can I help?

Please volunteer on the registration page, and someone will contact you.  We will need help with registration, finding people to teach sessions, preparing and serving meals, and helping with children. We hope to keep costs low with the help of our participants. Please let us know if you can help!