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The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute has received a record number of registered participants for its annual National Jewish Retreat, taking place August 16th-21st.
So far, over 950 people have signed up for the Retreat, now in its 11th year.
West Coast shluchim are very excited to have the Retreat in their own backyard at the luxurious JW Marriott in Palm Springs, California. This year’s roster of speakers features such notable National Jewish Retreat regulars as Rabbi Moshe Bryski, RabbiYitzchok Shochet, Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Rabbi Yossi Jacobson, Rabbi David Aaron, and Dennis Prager. Participants are also looking forward to a special Dudu Fisher concert.
Boasting the richest collection of Jewish learning experiences ever offered in one location, the Retreat has over 180 programs, classes, and workshops on a wide variety of subjects, including medical ethics, law, history, kabbalah, music, art, and cooking.
Attendees have the opportunity to explore the full range of Jewish thought in a warm, non-judgmental environment with over seventy master teachers representing the creme de la creme of Jewish scholarship. Participants will also enjoy live performances, panel-discussions, and comedy sketches, such as the Great Hamantaschen vs. Latke Debate. Always a highlight of the Retreat, the NJR Shabbos will be filled with song and dance culminating in a moving musical havdalah service and a festive melava malka.
Marilyn Goldberg from Jericho, NY attended last year’s retreat and decided she had to do it again. But this time she’s bringing others along as well. “I had such a fun and inspirational experience last time that I just couldn’t keep it to myself,” she said. ”I loved all of the lectures that I went to and the food and accommodations were really excellent! This year, I’m bringing two of my girlfriends and we’re all very excited to be doing this together.”
If you’re interested in learning more about the National Jewish Retreat, please visit: www.jretreat.com or call the JLI office at 718-221-6900.