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Pesach at Isabella Freedman

April 22 @ 3:00 pm May 1 @ 10:00 am

Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center

116 Johnson Rd
Falls Village, CT 06031 United States
Isabella Freedman

Spend Pesach in the Berkshires

Experience freedom – celebrate Passover surrounded by the beautiful foothills of the Berkshire Mountains.

We have very limited housing availability at this time. Please complete our wait list form if you are interested in registering. We may be able to accommodate you depending on your party’s size.

Retreat Details

Pesach at Isabella Freedman features programs and activities for all ages, and communal seders with semi-private options available.

Enjoy classes from our best teachers and delicious Kosher-for-Pesach fare. Our schedule is packed with activities for the whole family. Nourish your mind, body, and soul on one of the best Passover vacations you’ll ever have!

Nourishing farm-to-table meals featuring ethically sourced glatt kosher meat; vegetarian, and non-gebrochts options.


Isabella Freedman has a variety of room types, which can accommodate individuals and families of various sizes. More details on accommodations can be found here.

  • Standard Room (Private Bathroom): $3,275 per adult in double occupancy | $5,095 single occupancy
  • Basic Room (Shared full bathroom between two rooms): $2,265 per adult in double occupancy
  • Dormitory Style (shared half bathroom between two rooms) multiple occupancy: $1,885 per adult
  • Child (5-12 years old): $915
  • Toddler (2-4 years old): $475
  • Infant: (Under 2 years old): $95

Program Highlights

Seders: There are two options for each Seder. You can join a communal seder in our Dining Room or hold your semi-private Seder as a family unit in our Library.

Classes: Multiple classes on various topics are presented by renowned teachers and scholars, as well as experiential classes with themes of the environment and the natural world.

Activities: Enjoy tours of our organic farm, guided trail hikes with extended excursion options. We offer pickling and cheese making workshops, boating, and many other perennial favorites.

See a sample schedule of activities here

Kids Activities

While many of our activities are family-friendly, there will also be dedicated programming for kids throughout the week. These will use our farm and the natural environment of the retreat center.

Kids programming will be outdoors as much as possible, including in the rain; a raincoat, rain boots, hiking boots or sneakers, and a labeled water bottle are required.

Gan for Toddler / Preschool – Ages 2-5

Parents/Guardians can choose to drop off their children or stay with them. The Gan provides a safe and engaging space to play, explore, sing, and move. Children younger than two may attend, but parents/ guardians must stay. Programming is in the morning only, except for arrival and departure days.

Camp for School-Aged kids: Ages 5-12

Camp provides many hands-on and nature-based experiential activities. Some examples include hikes, outdoor games, drama/improv, and learning about farming on the Adamah farm. Programming is both in the mornings and afternoons.

Educators and Program Leaders

Isaiah Rothstein

Isaiah Joseph Rothstein serves as Rabbinic Scholar and Public Affairs Advisor at Jewish Federations of North America. Prior to JFNA, Isaiah was rabbi-in-residence at Adamah, Isabella Freedman, and Be’chol Lashon. He also served as rabbi for youth at Carmel Academy, Young Israel of Stamford, NCSY, and Camp Yavneh. Isaiah studied at Kushner Yeshiva High School, Lev HaTorah, Machon Lev, and Binghamton University, and received rabbinic ordination and a masters of social work from Yeshiva University. Raised in a multi-racial Chabad family from Monsey, NY, he sees himself as a human bridge, connecting disparate parts of the Jewish community and America.

Jon Greenberg

Dr. Greenberg received his bachelor’s degree with honors in biology from Brown University and his Master’s and Doctorate in agronomy from Cornell University. He has also studied with Rabbi Chaim Brovender at Israel’s Yeshivat Hamivtar and conducted research on corn, alfalfa, and soybeans at Cornell, the US Department of Agriculture, and the University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Cancer Research. Since 1989, he has been a science teacher and educational consultant. Dr. Greenberg was Senior Editor of science textbooks at Prentice Hall Publishing Co. Previously on the faculty of Yeshivas Ohr Yosef, the School of Education at Indiana University, and the University of Phoenix, he has taught at the Heschel School since 2008. In 2021, he published Fruits of Freedom, a Passover Haggadah with a commentary from the perspective of the history of Jewish food and agriculture. He is a frequent speaker at synagogues, schools, and botanical gardens. Dr. Greenberg can be contacted at jon@torahflora.org.

Arthur Kurzweil

Arthur Kurzweil is a writer, teacher, genealogist, blogger, publisher and magician. He is the author of several books including From Generation to Generation: How to Trace Your Jewish Genealogy, On the Road With Rabbi Steinsaltz, and two books in the well-known “”for Dummies” series, Kabbalah for Dummies and The Torah for Dummies. His latest book is The Persistence of Memory: My Father’s Ukrainian Shtetl. Arthur is a member of International Brotherhood of Magicians: Order of Merlin. He and his wife, Bobby, share 13 grandchildren.

Zissy Turner

Zissy Turner is the Yoetzet Halakha of Congregation Agudath Sholom in Stamford, CT. She serves on the Judaic Studies faculty at S.A.R High School in Riverdale, NY, teaching Tanakh and Gemara, and acts as Sophomore Student Dean. Zissy has previously been Community Educator at Lincoln Square Synagogue, as well as Congregational Scholar at Kesher Israel Synagogue in Washington DC. She has taught in diverse communities across the United States and Europe, sharing her love for Torah and Mitzvot with Jews in all stages of life.

Sam Berkowitz

Rabbi Sam Berkovitz teaches Tanakh and Machshevet Yisrael at SAR High School in Riverdale, NY. He received semikha at Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary at Yeshiva University. Rabbi Berkovitz has served on the Rabbinic team at Kehilath Jeshurun in New York City. He has taught in diverse communities across the United States and Great Britain, sharing his unique approach to Hassidut, Tanakh, and Jewish Philosophy. 

Evan Crane

Evan Crane is an accomplished Jewish leader who is passionate about building community. He has held various roles in the Orthodox Minyan at Harvard Hillel, which serves as the primary Orthodox shul in Cambridge, MA, including four years as president and two as gabbai. He is an experienced ba’al tefillah who believes in facilitating davening that is participatory and meaningful. Originally from the Boston area, Evan is an alum of MIT and the Sloan School of Management. He learned at Yeshivat Yesodei HaTorah and received semicha from Rabbi Chaim Brovender. Outside of the Jewish community, Evan works on the business side of the biotech industry. He and his wife Talia Weisberg are excited to spend Pesach with you!

Talia Weisberg

Talia Weisberg is a connector, passionate about facilitating rich Jewish experiences and helping people make informed Jewish decisions. She earned her AB from Harvard University and is completing her final year of semicha at Yeshivat Maharat. While at Maharat, Talia has interned at Congregation Sherith Israel, Beth David Synagogue, MIT Hillel, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She has learned Torah at Drisha and the Center for Modern Torah Leadership and trained with the Eden Center, iCenter, Clal, and JOIN for Justice. In 2013, she was named as one of the Jewish Week’s “36 Under 36” young visionaries reshaping and broadening the Jewish community. She lives in Cambridge, MA with her husband Evan Crane and is so excited to spend Pesach at Isabella Freedman!

Yoni Stokar

Yoni Stokar is a NJ based musician and prayer leader. He is the Cantor at Congregation Bnai Sholom/Fair Lawn Jewish Center, and the Drummer and Band Leader of Ta Shma Orchestra. Yoni has performed and recorded with bands and performers across the spectrum of Jewish music and has led performances and services around the world. He released his debut album “Atzeres” earlier this year.

Daniel Paul

Daniel has over 14 years’ experience teaching at the middle school, high school, and college levels. Originally from the UK, Daniel holds a Master’s in Classics from Oxford University and a postgraduate degree in teaching Classics from Cambridge University; he also received certification in the UK in World Languages and Ancient Humanities, and has taught a variety of historical, cultural, and mythological courses covering Greece, Rome, Egypt, Britain, and Europe. He is currently the lead Humanities teacher at the Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan; previously, he served as the international scholar-in-residence in Classics at Fordham University. A regular contributor to services at Kehilat Hadar and Shaare Zedek, Daniel loves to lead services and read Torah for the community, as well as occasionally teaching on Shabbat mornings. His hobbies include cricket (though he might gradually be willing to shift into baseball!) and Magic: The Gathering, a popular trading card game.

Details About Isabella Freedman

For more information about accommodations, dining, transportation, and campus amenities, please visit our Guest Information and FAQ page.

Isabella Freedman Guest Experience & FAQ
860.824.5991 | freedman@adamah.org
116 Johnson Rd, Falls Village, CT 06031