Sing, Study, Learn, Contemplate ....
at the 26th NHC Winter Retreat
December 21 - 23, 2012
Craigville Conference Center, Hyannis, MA on Cape Cod
Study Torah, learn new melodies, and celebrate a musical Carlebach-style Kabbalat Shabbat service to begin the weekend. Friday evening continues with dinner, singing, and study sessions. On Saturday, take time for spirited prayer, or walk on the beach, study accessible texts, and apply Jewish values to issues of social justice. Learn and sing new songs, stretch your body and your mind.
Courses are scheduled on Friday night, Saturday afternoon and evening, and Sunday morning. With many options, there’s something for everyone.
A Children’s Program, for kids between ages 2 and 12, is provided by experienced personnel. Special Judaic programming for ages 6-12 includes Torah study for kids and interested grown-ups on Saturday afternoon. Post- Bar/Bat Mitzvah children are invited to attend the adult sessions.
Craigville Conference Center is a collection of quaint 1890’s style Cape Cod houses and picturesque village lanes, located on a bluff overlooking the Atlantic at Craigville Beach. Ponds and wildlife preserves complete the spiritual setting. It is located approximately three miles west of Hyannis, MA. Accommodations are simple, uncrowded, and comfortable. Single rooms are available. Meals are kosher, dairy / fish.
Try to arrive at Craigville on Friday, December 21 between 2:00 and 3:45 pm to register and settle in. Candle lighting is at 3:45 pm. Orientation / Torah study session follows; Kabbalat Shabbat services begin at 5:15 pm, and dinner is at 6:30 pm. If you plan to arrive after dinner, let us know beforehand, and we’ll save you some food. A schedule, directions, and packing information will be sent by email upon receipt of your registration. The retreat ends on Sunday morning at noon.