Stunning vistas and serene nature in the southern Berkshires
A kosher, pluralistic retreat center serving 6,000 guests of all ages and backgrounds each year.
Situated on 400 acres in the Connecticut Berkshires, we produce retreats year-round focused on Jewish holidays, farm-to-table food, music, meditation, yoga, and more. We warmly welcome dozens of synagogues and professional groups each year, as well as weddings, b’nai mitzvot, and other private events.
Isabella Freedman is located at 116 Johnson Road, Falls Village, CT 06031.
We are about 2 hours from New York City, 3 hours from Boston, and 1 hour from Hartford.
What a wonderful Shabbat we spent at Isabella Freedman! A combination of Judaism, organic food grown on the property, fresh well water, sauerkraut made on the property, a mikvah that is in the pond, yoga in a round yurt overlooking the pond, davening in a shul overlooking the pond and a great talk with people who are integrating their creativity with their holy Torah.Kim Kinneret Dubowitz
For a special celebration, corporate retreat, family reunion, lifecycle event or community gathering, you will find the beautiful setting, comfortable accommodations, delicious food, onsite activities, and dynamic staff at Isabella Freedman are sure to nourish the hearts and souls of all who attend.
Immersive Jewish Retreats
We offer holiday celebrations, workshops, festivals, farm vacations, yoga, prayer, and farm-to-table kosher meals.
Environmental Education Programs
Two innovative Jewish education programs are rooted at Isabella Freedman. The Adamah Farm Fellowship is a 3-month program for young adults. Teva is an immersive outdoor education experience for Jewish day school students
Enjoy the bounty of the Adamah Farm
Whether taking a farm tour, visiting the goats, or enjoying the harvest during meals, all programs at Isabella Freedman make use of our 10-acre organic farm.
During your stay with us, it is our hope that you will find ways to reconnect with yourself and others, unplug from the outside world and enjoy some rare quality time, and perhaps discover your own personal potential for growth. We hope that you will take time to enjoy the beauty of our natural surroundings, take a tour of the farm, walk around the lake or on our trails. We hope that you will feel nourished by the meals that we prepare for you with conscientiously grown and sourced ingredients.
Adamah at Home Winter Series
March 4, 2024
This online course meets on Monday evenings for 7-weeks (Jan 22 – Mar 4) with sessions designed to build food skills and cultivate Jewish ecological wisdom in community….Attend
JYCM Climate Education and Action Retreat
March 29, 2024
Falls Village, CT
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….Attend
Pesach at Isabella Freedman
April 22, 2024
Falls Village, CT
Pesach at Isabella Freedman features programs and activities for all ages, daily davening, and communal seders with semi-private options available. Nourishing farm-to-table kosher-for-Passover meals featuring ethically-sourced glatt kosher meat vegan, vegetarian, and non-gebrochts options….Attend
Shavuot at Isabella Freedman
Falls Village, CT | June 11, 2024
Celebrate Shavuot in the beautiful foothills of the Berkshire Mountains. …
Camp Isabella Freedman (50+)
Falls Village, CT | June 28, 2024
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center has been offering annual summer camp experiences for adults since 1956. We are honored to continue this tradition for adults by providing you with a…
Sukkahfest at Isabella Freedman
Falls Village, CT | October 16, 2024
Celebrate the harvest! Sukkahfest is perhaps the most joyous, and most diverse celebration of the holiday of Sukkot you will find. It takes the full spectrum of the community to manifest the joy of Sukkahfest at Isabella Freedman. Everyone is welcome – all ages, all streams, all colors, all identities….
Simchafest at Isabella Freedman
Falls Village, CT | October 23, 2024
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….