- 09/01/2017 - 09/04/2017
4:00 pm - 10:00 am
It is not too early to start planning your Labor Day weekend trip to Wildacres for Temple Beth El’s Annual Retreat!
Each year we escape to the mountains, where we eat, drink, learn, play, pray, and eat some more! The weekend is filled with planned and unplanned time. There are sessions for adults, young children, teens and the entire community together. Whether you are interested in sitting in a rocking chair and chatting with friends, going on an organized hike, or learning and debating the Jewish point of view about a current issue, Wildacres is the place to be this Labor Day weekend.
This year’s theme is: Fuel for the High Holy Days; Healing, Love, Wholeness, Community/Togetherness, and Return
If you’ve never been to Wildacres, what you can expect are:
Accommodations with private bathrooms
3 nights of lodging, 8 meals, and many hours spent enjoying community, inspiring programming, and breathtaking scenery
Meaningful and engaging Shabbat and Havdalah experiences with tree canopy as our synagogue
Special activities for kids, adults, and families together
Supervision for young children
Lingering afternoons chatting over a glass of wine gazing at the Blue Ridge Mountains
Plenty of time for sightseeing, hiking, and exploring the area
Options for learning and recreational activities
S’mores over the campfire with stories and songs
Lots and lots and lots of conversations, food, and drink
There is always plenty of time for relaxation, spending time with family, kibitzing with friends, making new connections, and exploring the beauty of the mountains and the beauty of our community.
What and Where is Wildacres? Nestled atop Pompey’s Knob in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Wildacres is located 112 miles from Shalom Park. Wildacres was dedicated by I.D. and Madolyn Blumenthal to the betterment of human relations and interfaith dialogue. It is our tradition at Temple Beth El to gather as a family – young and old – singles and families – Jewish and Interfaith – friends we’ve known forever and friends we haven’t yet met – each Labor Day weekend to celebrate community together. We hope you’ll join us!
Temple Beth El members
Adults – double occupancy $250/person
Adults – single occupancy $310/person
Teens (ages 13- 18) $250/person
Children ages 6 – 12 $145/person
Children ages 3-5 $105/person
Children 2 and under FREE
Non-Temple Beth El members
Adults – double occupancy $300/person
Adults – single occupancy $360/person
Teens (ages 13- 18) $300/person
Children ages 6 – 12 $195/person
Children ages 3-5 $155/person
Children 2 and under FREE