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Simchafest at Isabella Freedman

October 23 @ 4:00 pm October 27 @ 11:00 am

Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center

116 Johnson Rd
Falls Village, CT 06031 United States
+18608245991
Isabella Freedman

Reclaiming Simcha

Join Rabbi Menachem Creditor and the Isabella Freedman Retreat Center for a transformative Simchat Torah retreat, designed to help our community reclaim the capacity for joy exactly one year after experiencing profound trauma on this very holiday.

Everyone is welcome – all ages, all streams, all colors, all identities.

More details and registration to come.

We will be hosting two separate retreats: Sukkahfest over the start of Sukkot (October 16-20, 2024) and Simchafest over Simchat Torah weekend (October 23-27, 2024).

Retreat Details

2023 Pricing

We will be hosting two separate retreats: Sukkahfest over the start of Sukkot and Simchafest over Simchat Torah weekend. The option to stay on site during Chol HaMoed is not available.

  • Standard Room (Private Bathroom): $1070 per adult in double occupancy | $1690 single occupancy
  • Basic Room (Shared full bathroom between two rooms): $795 per adult in double occupancy | $1,180 single occupancy
  • Dormitory Style (shared half bathroom between two rooms) multiple occupancy: $635 per adult
  • Commuter: $415
  • Camping (Bring your own tent): $415
  • Child (5-12) Staying in the same room $215 (If children are staying in a separate room, one child must be registered as an adult at the adult price)
  • Toddler (2-4): $105
  • Infant (under 2): $0

Davening and Ritual

We will have Traditional Egalitarian and Orthodox minyanim.

Pluralism

All Streams of Judaism flow from One Source! “AllStream” is our name for the gathering of diverse Jewish communities at Sukkahfest. AllStream (rather than “Mainstream”) Judaism seeks to validate all streams of Jewish spiritual expression, recognizing that All of the ways of being Jewish flow from and return to One Source.

Program Highlights

Join Rabbi Menachem Creditor and the Isabella Freedman Retreat Center for a transformative Simchat Torah retreat, designed to help our community reclaim the capacity for joy exactly one year after experiencing profound trauma on this very holiday. This program is deeply rooted in Jewish spiritual wisdom and mind-body healing practices. As Rav Nachman of Breslov taught, “Joy is not merely incidental to your spiritual quest. It is vital.” By sharing inspirational learning, reflective practices, and communal support, we aim for nothing less than the renewal of joy after a year that included profound pain.
The serene and nurturing environment of the Isabella Freedman Retreat Center will provide the perfect backdrop for this healing journey. The power of spirituality to rebuild the soul will be a central theme, as we draw on ancient teachings and modern therapeutic techniques to restore our sense of hope and connection. We will support each other in transforming grief into a renewed capacity for joy, as we learn to dance again, embracing and being embraced by Torah.
Join us this Simchat Torah as we rebuild our souls, honor our resilience, and rediscover the enduring power of joy and spirituality to strengthen our work once again to build this world from love.

Kids Programming

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.

2023 Teachers and Educators

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg
Rabbi Eliezer Lawrence
Dr. Sara Rozner Lawrence
Kohenet Shamirah Bechirah
Rabbi Ezra Weinberg
Ezra Seligsohn
Rabbi Aviva Richman
Sasha Kesler
Batya Levine
Chaim Kesler
Rabbi Aryeh Bernstein

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