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JYCM Climate Education and Action Retreat

March 29 @ 12:00 pm March 31 @ 2:00 pm EDT

Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center

116 Johnson Rd
Falls Village, CT 06031 United States

Get outside and build community while connecting to Jewish traditions and rituals in new and creative ways

JYCM New York/Northeast Climate Education & Action Retreat + Shabbaton

March 29-31, 2024 at the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center


Adamah’s JYCM Northeast Climate Education and Action Retreat is an opportunity for Jewish teens with a passion for environmentalism and climate action to come together, learn, and bond. JYCM members from the New York/northeast region will participate in a song-filled and spiritually uplifting Shabbat, with opportunities to connect to nature and each other, all while learning about issues of climate justice and how to take action in their local communities.

Together we will:

  • get outside, connect with nature, and build community;
  • participate in workshops, Jewish environmental educational programming, and plan climate-focused projects to work on in our communities;
  • connect to Jewish traditions and rituals in new and creative ways, experiencing the intersection of Judaism with the natural word;
  • leave with concrete skills and learning, a feeling of being connected to a network of Jewish peers, and deeper connection to their Jewish identity.

Retreat Details

Facilities: Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, located on 400 acres in Falls Village, CT, is a year-round farm-to-table kosher pluralistic retreat center that serves over 6,000 guests of all ages and backgrounds each year. We produce retreats focused on Jewish holidays, food, music, meditation, yoga, and more. We also host dozens of synagogues and professional groups each year, as well as weddings, b’nai mitzvot, and other private events.

Staff & Safety: All staff members will be first aid and CPR certified. In the event of a medical emergency, your child will be brought to Sharon Hospital (15 minutes away) by ambulance only. A note about COVID: We will be following the Isabella Freedman gathering policies which will be reviewed regularly and are based on the best health science available to its staff.

Food: All meals will be provided in the dining hall. All food is kosher, certified by the Hartford Kashrut Commission. Special arrangements can be made for those with food allergies.

Forms: To register to attend the retreat, please complete this JYCM Retreat Registration Form.


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