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Biennial Retreat


Every other year, Shir Hadash offers a special weekend retreat experience to explore important questions, reflect, and grow together at a beautiful retreat location. This event is generally held in May, and early registration is important. Please check for updates about the biennial retreat starting in the late fall and winter in order to ensure that you can register and attend the following spring.

2019 Retreat

2019 Theme: Bridges: Exploring Jewish and Buddhist Perspectives

For more information, please contact the Adult Ed Retreat Committee at

Do you notice a need to balance the life of the mind with attention to body and spirit? Do you wonder why so many Jews are drawn to Buddhist practices? Would you like to experience awe and wonder at the beauty of our world in a natural setting? 

Come for a special weekend with Shir Hadash to explore these questions, learn and discuss other topics at the Land of the Medicine Buddha Retreat Center.  Join us to pray and learn with Rabbi Postrel, Rabbi Aron, and teacher Venerable Drimay in the redwoods. Enjoy drumming with Dror Sinai. Listen to stories told by Erica Lann-Clark.

Enjoy meditation, yoga, folk dance, hikes, and gentle movements. Discuss contrasts between Judaism and Buddhism and share expressions of Jewish art, music, nature poetry and humorous perspectives. Take advantage of this serene setting to relax in nature, hike in the redwoods, dip in the pool, or have a massage (available by appointment and for an extra fee). Nurture your inner self while also building and renewing friendships. Enjoy a unique Shabbat experience and vegetarian meals with our Shir Hadash family. 

Tue, May 18 2021 7 Sivan 5781