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Simchafest at Isabella Freedman

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

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

All Streams One Source

Celebrate the Torah!

Simchafest is perhaps the most joyous, and most diverse celebration of the holiday of Simchat Torah you will find. It takes the full spectrum of the community to manifest the joy of Simchafest at Isabella Freedman. 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.


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

Our various educators lead a series of outdoor classes throughout the holiday, as well as yoga, tours of our organic farm, and guided hikes on our trails. While many of our activities are family friendly, there will also be some dedicated programs for kids. These will make use of our farm and the natural environment of the retreat center.

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, campus amenities, and COVID-related policies, 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