Sinai Retreats

Sinai Retreats is a two-week summer experience that provides Jewish men and women an opportunity to explore what it really means to be Jewish. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Adirondacks, participants engage in a vibrant excursion through contemporary and classical Jewish thought, delving into questions about the practical and the profound and exploring Jewish ethics, identity and spirituality in a warm and open environment.

An escape into Jewish growth
Adirondack Mountains
Price: $350

Sinai Retreats is a two-week summer experience that provides Jewish men and women an opportunity to explore what it really means to be Jewish. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Adirondacks, participants engage in a vibrant excursion through contemporary and classical Jewish thought, delving into questions about the practical and the profound and exploring Jewish ethics, identity and spirituality in a warm and open environment.

The 98-acre resort also affords participants with abundant opportunities for relaxation and recreation, including amenities for canoeing, swimming, tennis, basketball, baseball, hiking, volleyball, water sports, ping-pong, and more. Just two weeks can lay the foundation for a lifetime of Jewish growth.

Contact Us
Rabbi Tzvi Teitelbaum
301 807 2434
FAQ

The sessions generally run for 11 days including 2 weekends beginning on a Tuesday evening and ending on a Sunday morning. If you need to take time off of work to attend, it runs for only 8 business days.

No, the program is geared towards young adults from a variety of affiliations, with limited backgrounds in Judaism who want to learn more about their heritage. It has been our experience that participants with very limited knowledge, as well as those who have already begun to explore their heritage, have found the level of study to be accessible, relevant and engaging.

Sinai retreats participants are either undergraduate or graduate students, or young professionals.

Yes. Please call Sinai Retreats at (301) 807 2434 to arrange to speak with some of our alumni. We have alumni in most major cities in the U.S. and Canada.

Call Rabbi Zvi Teitelbaum at (301) 807 2434 or reach him via email at [email protected]

Download the application from here. Fill it out online, or submit it either by emailing it back to Sinai Retreats as an attachment or faxing it back to us at (301) 681-6580.

You are guaranteed a spot only once you receive an acceptance letter from us. Acceptance may be contingent on a personal interview and/or references.

The total cost for the session including room and board is $350.00.

Please feel free to contact Sinai Retreats directly to discuss the various scholarships available. Call: (301) 807 2434

To reserve your space, you can either pay online or send a check for $50.00 (made payable to Sinai Retreats) to 10717 Meadowhill Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901. Students who applied for scholarships should contact (301) 807 2434 or via email [email protected] and the appropriate accommodations will be made. Note: All payments are due a week before the program begins unless special arrangements have been made.
We request a nominal deposit of $50.00 to hold your place.

By Plane/Train : Please make your own airplane/train arrangements. We recommend booking your trip as early as possible in order to get the most competitive fares. We will arrange for transportation from the airport/train station to the retreat.
By Car : Click here for driving directions if you would like to drive up by yourself. We can try to arrange for a car ride for you with someone else if you give us sufficient advance notice (3 weeks please).

Once you have booked your trip please email [email protected] or fax the itinerary to us at (301) 681-6580.

Arrive in the late afternoon the day the program is scheduled to begin. Dinner is served at 6:30 PM and orientation follows. The program ends on Sunday after breakfast. For your convenience book your return trip allowing ample time to eat breakfast and get to the airport/train station.
Return trips should be scheduled for any time after 11:00 AM on the Sunday the program ends. This will give you the flexibility to complete the program with time to get to the airport/train station. If travel schedule does not allow for this please notify us in advance so that we can accommodate you.

We provide all of the basic necessities of room and board, linens (excluding TOWELS – please bring your own), so there is no need to bring anything except your clothes, personal belongings and toiletries. We suggest bringing clothing and shoes suitable for sports activities and a bathing suit, as well as appropriate casual wear for the Sabbath.

You will be able to send and receive email while at the program.

The number at Sinai Retreats is (518) 623-5757.

Temperatures vary. Depending on the time of summer, it can get quite chilly at night. Please check Yahoo weather for exact temperatures.

We provide three balanced, delicious meals and three snacks daily. If you have any special food requirements, please specify on the application.

All linens and bedding are provided – but please bring toiletries (soap,shampoo..etc.) as well as your own towels.