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Join Us for the TBZ 10th Annual Community Retreat

Temple Beth Zion 10th Annual Community Retreat
May 3-5, 2019
Craigville Retreat Center, Cape Cod


We will be gathering at the Craigville Retreat Center on Cape Cod, for a Shabbaton (weekend) of meaningful services, delicious meals, interesting programming and, of course, amazing community building. The Community Retreat is a wonderful opportunity to deepen TBZ friendships, and to spend Shabbat together with the community, relaxing, breathing deeply, praying, and enjoying true Shabbat m’nucha (rest).

All TBZ members are encouraged to attend! There will be programming and services for people of all ages.

Below are the costs for the Community Retreat; included is two nights of overnight accommodation, all meals, and all programming. Scholarships are available; please discuss with Steven Greenberg ( by March 15. Payment for the Community Retreat is accepted by phone (617-566-8171 x17), online, or by mailing a check to the office.

Early Bird:
Adults: $215
Teens (14-18 years old): $145
Children (3-13 years old): $110
Children (under 3): $50 (day or all weekend)
Day only: $110

Guests of members and prospective members please contact Beth Ehrenreich at

Discounted price is available until April 1 (After April 1, add an additional $25 per household for the full weekend, or $15 per household for day only registration.)

Registration for the Community Retreat closes on April 14, 2019. Registration is not complete until payment is received.

Craigville Retreat Center

Nestled in a picturesque resort village on Cape Cod, the Craigville Retreat Center is an hour and a half’s drive from Boston. The Center overlooks a magnificent sweep of salt marsh, and opens on to the beautiful Craigville Beach. The beach is a perfect setting for kite-flying, frisbee, and stargazing, and if the weather permits, swimming is allowed (all children must to accompanied by an adult). Craigville also has volleyball courts, open green fields, and a playground.

The Retreat Center has a variety of rooming arrangements, with singles, doubles and family accommodation. Many of the rooms have private baths. The kitchen will be fully kashered, and there is a chef on-site who will prepare hearty meals for us, without the use of canned or processed foods.

Programming for All Ages

The Community Retreat will have a wide variety of programming, worship services (including a Shabbat Nariya Service on Friday night—musical Shabbat), activities, and learning opportunities. Programming for adults typically include early morning hikes, Torah study, a variety of workshops, and late night games and singing. There will be opportunities to practice yoga, meditation, and learn from our rabbis and other rabbis and teachers in the community. Programming for children aims to engage all ages, with sports, games, theater activities, and music. Childcare will be available at all times throughout the retreat, except during Shabbat services.


Doing for each other is how we build community! At the retreat, all attendees are expected to contribute to help make the retreat run smoothly. You could help setup a meal, organize an activity, prepare materials or set up before the retreat, or help us pack up to take our supplies back to Brookline. When you register, you will be asked to claim a task or two.


Are you able to make a donation to the Scholarship Fund? No one is turned away from the Community Retreat due to lack of funds, and donations to the Scholarship Fund are what enables us to continue to be a welcoming community.



For more information, please contact Retreat Coordinator, Naomi Gurt Lind at:

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