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CAMP ISABELLA FREEDMAN Jewish Summer Camp for Active Adults 55+ July 8-14 & July 15-21, 2019 Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center


you make it possible. THE TAMAR FUND Retreats have the power to change lives. At Isabella Freedman, we have a commitment to making Jewish retreats financially accessible. The word Hazon means “vision.” Our vision is of a vibrant, healthy Jewish community, in which to be Jewish is necessarily to help create a more sustainable world for all. Retreats are at the heart of what we do best. Each year we offer thousands of people the opportunity to immerse themselves in a vibrant and inclusive Jewish community. Through food, the outdoors, and the environment, we reframe and renew Jewish life; we inspire those who are already Jewishly involved and bring new people through the door; and we strengthen institutions and communities. It costs about $150 per person per day for most of our retreats at Isabella Freedman. For some members of our community that fee can be a barrier to participating in a program that could change their lives. A $180 scholarship from the Tamar Fund is often enough to make a $450 retreat affordable. Even a small gift goes a long way. We are committed to making our programs accessible to all interested people to the greatest extent possible, regardless of their ability to pay. Towards that vision, Hazon awards over $110,000 in financial aid each year, much of it unfunded. The Tamar Fund provides need-based financial aid to ensure that people from across the spectrum of the Jewish community have access to retreat experiences at Isabella Freedman.

"Throughout my young 20s, as I was exploring the world, Judaism, and the expanses of my own identity, Isabella Freedman retreats were my steady anchors. Here, I could let go of the outside world and be present in beautiful land with beautiful people, a place where I could simply be and connect. Isabella Freedman's generous scholarships made these experiences possible. I thank Isabella Freedman with my full heart."

Natalie

The Tamar Fund is in loving memory of Tamar Bittelman, z”l who attended the Food Conference in Davis, California in 2011. Torah, Jewish community, ecology, and DIY food were values that Tamar held dear in her own life, and she very much appreciated the intersection of these values at the Hazon Food Conference. Sharing a meal with Tamar, particularly a Shabbat or Chag meal, was an experience filled with kedushah, where one was effortlessly and joyfully escorted to “a different place.” Your gift to the Tamar Fund, in any amount, opens our programs to those who might not otherwise be able to participate. Visit hazon.org/tamarfund to make a gift. You can also go to the donation box near Guest Services in the main building. Thank you!

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Welcome! Dear Camper, We welcome you to Camp Isabella Freedman’s 64th season. We’re mighty glad you’re here! Since 1956, older adults have recaptured the joy of Jewish summer camp on this exquisite land. Our goal is for everyone to have fun, make friends, and be enlivened. We have activities planned for you to enjoy from 7:30 AM to 11:00 PM every day. Or just relax, lie in a hammock, float in the pool, sit on a bench, take a stroll, paddle a kayak, play ping-pong, work on a puzzle, or take a nap. Isabella Freedman is alive with spiritual energy from all the souls who’ve enjoyed retreats, Shabbats, holidays, and simchas here. The trees, animals, hills, woods, and lake impart the blessing of primeval nature. We hope you’ll leave refreshed and inspired. Your Divine spark will add to the enduring collective spirit of this place. May your time at camp be rich in pleasure, creativity, and good feeling. We wish you an experience you’ll savor forever. With warmest wishes, Miki & Marty P.S. If you have a complaint, compliment, or suggestion, please drop a note in the box at the Guest Services desk. We promise to read and respond to your valued input.

Table of Contents Guest Information......................................................................... 4 About Hazon................................................................................... 6 Our Food Values............................................................................. 8 Activity Descriptions A-Z..........................................................10 Wellness Top 10............................................................................12 Off-Campus Excursions.............................................................12 Arts & Crafts Workshop Descriptions...................................13 Camp Films....................................................................................14 Pool & Nurse Hours.....................................................................14 Schedule Week 1 Monday, July 8..........................................................................15 Tuesday, July 9..........................................................................15 Wednesday, July 10................................................................16 Thursday, July 11.....................................................................18

Friday, July 12............................................................................19 Saturday, July 13......................................................................21 Sunday, July 14.........................................................................22 Schedule Week 2 Monday, July 15.......................................................................23 Tuesday, July 16.......................................................................25 Wednesday, July 17................................................................26 Thursday, July 18.....................................................................28 Friday, July 19............................................................................29 Saturday, July 20......................................................................30 Sunday, July 21.........................................................................31 Camp Leaders...............................................................................32 Map..................................................................................back cover Please wear your name badge throughout the retreat! • 3


Guest Information Please read upon arrival If you need anything during your stay, please contact the Retreat Manager on duty. EMERGENCY CALLS: In the event of a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1 from your cell phone, OR: 9-9-1-1 from any land line phone, located in the buildings throughout campus. Please familiarize yourself with the location of the nearest phone to your room. You must dial 9 before making any call on our land line phones. After making a 9-1-1 call, please contact a retreat manager at the IF Emergency #: Dial 860 – 453-3963 from a cell phone. Emergencies only, please. You must dial 9 before making any call on our land line phones. SECURITY: Isabella Freedman is an oasis in a troubled world. And, we are committed to vigilance and preparedness for the unfortunate realities of our society today. Two general guidelines provide the basis for our security program: Please wear your name tags at all times. Our staff need to be aware of who should be on our site. In the event of a campus-wide emergency, you will hear three one-second blasts of a very loud air horn, repeated multiple times. If you hear this, immediately evacuate to the decorative gate at Adamah farm located across the street from the main entrance and remain there until emergency services arrive. Do not use your cellphone or take time to look for others besides children. FIRST AID: First aid materials are located at Guest Services, in the Lounge, Yurts, Arts & Crafts Building, and Pool House. A defibrillator is located in the Lounge. FIRE SAFETY: Please only light candles at group candle lighting in the main building. Camp fires must be approved by the event coordinator in advance and are only allowed at the fire pit by the lake. Camp fires must be put out at the end of the activity. Please see a retreat manager for any questions. SMOKING: Smoking is prohibited in all buildings, and throughout campus. You may smoke only at the fire pit by the lake. Please dispose of cigarette butts in the designated cigarette bin. PARKING: Driving and parking is not allowed on grassy areas. Please only park in the designated parking areas: the lot near the main entrance and the lot near the barnyard. KASHRUT: Our facility is strictly kosher. Please do not bring any outside food or beverages or personal drinking and eating vessels (including water bottles and travel mugs) into the main building without prior approval from one of our kosher super-

visors. Mugs from our coffee bar can be used throughout the main building only. For to-go coffee and tea please use one of our compostable cups, including usage in the Synagogue. Please do not take our dishes outside of the dining spaces. Food may be brought outside of the dining spaces in compostable to-go ware found at the coffee bar. Any supplemental food you wish to have at a meal must be brought (in original sealed packaging) to be checked by our kosher supervisor. CLEAR YOUR TABLES: Please clear your table after finishing your meal. Bins for compost and dishware are located at the corner of the Dining Hall. CHECK OUT PROCEDURE: On check-out day, you MUST move out of your room by 10 am or a $50 late fee will be applied to your credit card. Kindly strip your bed and place all sheets and towels into the pillowcases. (Please leave mattress pads, blankets and comforters on the beds.) COMPOST & RECYCLING: Around campus you will see containers for compost (green), recycling (blue) and trash (black). Items that are compost: All food including bones, paper napkins, paper towels, to-go ware (hot/cold cups, lids, utensils, containers) tea bags, paper wrappers, corks, and wooden coffee stirrers. We use our compost to fertilize our Adamah Farm! GUEST FRIDGE: You may store personal food items in the fridge located in the Sunroom near Guest Services. (These items do not have to be kosher.) Please label your name on all items. POTABLE TAP WATER: ALL tap water on campus comes directly from a local well source and is potable and delicious! HOT WATER/COFFEE: Due to our kosher policies, on Shabbat we offer coffee and hot water until it runs out. Once Shabbat ends, our staff make fresh batches. We appreciate your understanding, and we strive to provide enough coffee and hot water through the holiday. CHILDREN: Please make sure that your children are supervised at all times, or are participating in children’s programming associated with your retreat. THERMOSTATS: The thermostats in your buildings/rooms are programmed to keep you comfortable. You may adjust the temperature by increasing or decreasing the thermostat one or two degrees.

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GAMES, BOOKS AND MORE: We offer a variety of sport equipment, books, games and toys for your pleasure. Please see a retreat manager to borrow any of these items. Please do not use any bikes located on campus as these belong to Isabella Freedman staff. LAKE AND SWIMMING / BOATING: The pool is open seasonally and only when a lifeguard is on duty. Use of the lake is at your own risk – life vests are located in the shed by the dock. Please return the vests and oars to the shed and the boats to the rack after use. HIKING: Please stay on Isabella Freedman trails when hiking. We advise telling a friend when you go out on a trail and when you return, carrying a cell phone and water bottle, and only hiking during daylight hours. Trail maps are located at Guest Services.

TICKS AND LYME DISEASE: We recommend doing a tick check after spending time outdoors. We have tick removal information available at Guest Services. VISITING THE GOATS: During the spring, we welcome the babies of our hardworking mother does! You are encouraged to visit the Adamah barnyard during scheduled goat activities. Please only enter into fenced-in areas with an Isabella Freedman staff member present, and please respect any signage and/or directions given by staff members. Please do not feed the goats or visit when a goat is sick, giving birth or about to give birth. We want to be sure that everyone is safe and healthy!

We hope you enjoy your stay with us! It’s important to us to know both what you enjoyed and ways we could improve our work here. Please do fill out an evaluation form. If you do not receive one, please email evaluations@hazon.org.

Honoring Native Land At Isabella Freedman, we cultivate the soil to grow food, we climb mountains to gain new perspectives, we mikvah in the lake to mark transitions, and we pray, learn, and engage with our tradition and with the forests and living waters. Long before we started applying our own stories and traditions to this land, it was the sacred home of the Mohican people. For more than five hundred years, Indigenous communities across the Americas have demonstrated resilience and resistance in the face of violent efforts to separate them from their land, culture, and community. Too often their history is erased. As Jews we have experienced exile and persecution, and as part of the larger process of decolonization and reconciliation, we honor the Indigenous People who have stewarded this land for thousands of years. Want to learn more about the history of Indigenous People where you live? Visit native-land.ca

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About Hazon The word Hazon means “vision”. Our vision is of a vibrant, healthy Jewish community, in which to be Jewish is necessarily to help create a more sustainable world for all.

We’re in a global environmental crisis. Jewish tradition compels us to respond… As the Jewish lab for sustainability, Hazon is building a national movement that strengthens Jewish life and contributes to a more environmentally sustainable world for all. People who participate in our programs deepen their Jewish identities; experience the connection between inherited Jewish wisdom, food, climate, and the natural world; and become linked with others who care about creating a more sustainable Jewish community and world. Hazon develops, networks, and provides resources for those growing into leadership – people changing existing institutions or building new organizations and communities that live the values we cherish and the world needs. These individuals become part of a powerful movement of like-minded people within and outside the Jewish community who take responsibility for fixing what has gone awry in our relationship to the world and for designing a more sustainable future for all.

Everything we do is rooted in seven core principles: 1. Vibrant experiential education that renews Jewish life – Using songs, growing, cooking, meditation, retreats, Shabbat celebrations & the arts... 2. Connections between Jewish tradition and the outdoors, food, farming, and ecology Engaging with texts, ritual, prayer, thoughtleadership, and the physical world that sustains us... 3. Intellectual excellence and rigor – Relating to Jewish tradition with integrity; committing to best practice; learning from expert teachers; and using ongoing evaluation to improve all that we do... 4. Justice, diversity, and inclusion Including in relation to religious expression, gender, identity, race...

5. A focus on leadership, because leadership amplifies impact Educating, networking, nurturing and empowering leaders across the JOFEE (Jewish Outdoor, Food, Farming & Environmental Education) field... 6. Healthy and sustainable actions Operating at the highest possible standards in relation to health and environmental sustainability; farming organically; demonstrating meatless meals; serving high-welfare eggs; reducing plastic and sugar... 7. Investing in our own people Supporting staff and board development as critical to our own long-term success…

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Teva Since 1994, Teva has engaged over 100,000 Jewish students, day school teachers, and young adults in Jewish environmental education. The program works to fundamentally transform Jewish education through experiential learning that fosters Jewish, ecological, and food sustainability. Each year, Teva engages roughly 1,000 day schoolers and 13 young adults, who receive professional development and serve as trail educators.

JOFEE Fellowship

Key Hazon Programs Hazon Seal of Sustainability The Hazon Seal of Sustainability guides Jewish organizations and their members to become healthier and more sustainable. Organizations take sustainability audits, design greening initiatives, and receive the Hazon Seal as a testament to their leadership. Over 75 Jewish organizations from coast to coast, and all walks of Jewish life, are currently in the Hazon Seal – including synagogues, day schools, camps, social service agencies, and Hillels. “I am incredibly proud of being part of an organization that puts so much emphasis on sustainability. I love having the Hazon Seals up as a talisman of what we stand for and something to visibly point out to staff, campers, and guests.”

Adamah Jewish Farming Fellowship Adamah is a three-month fellowship that provides space for young adults to explore the intersection of sustainable agriculture with Jewish identity, community building, spirituality, and personal development. An exceptional leadership training experience, the program’s 400+ alumni have gone on to found a wide range of organizations and projects dedicated to agriculture, justice, and Jewish life.

The JOFEE Fellowship invigorates the Jewish educational landscape by seeding Jewish communities with outstanding Jewish Outdoor, Food, Farming, and Environmental Educators. The program has graduated over 60 fellows, who have run programs for 75,000+ individuals across the country.

Transformative Retreats Each year, Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Hazon’s home in the Berkshires, engages over 6,000 individuals in immersive, pluralistic Jewish retreat experiences that celebrate Jewish life, learning, and leadership. Visit hazon.org/calendar for our full retreat schedule. “The best part of the retreat for me was the opportunity to connect with colleagues across the Jewish spectrum. The physical setting is a wonderful opportunity to literally breathe deeply and I always love being in a place where I can see a sky full of stars.”

Community Lab in Detroit Detroit is in the midst of a cultural, Jewish, and economic renaissance which provides fertile ground for exploring new ideas and programs to create long-term change. The Hazon office in Detroit serves as a “lab” that models for other communities how Jewish life can be reinvigorated through a commitment to healthy eating, sustainability, and food justice.

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Our Food Values at Isabella Freedman How do we create an American Jewish community that is measurably healthier and more sustainable, demonstrably playing a role in making the world healthier and more sustainable for all? Our food choices impact the earth, animals, indigenous peoples, agricultural workers, local communities, factory workers, and food industry workers. Hazon is working to build connections and relationships between farmers, entrepreneurs, farm workers, consumers, distributors, rabbis, Jewish leaders, business leaders, and other faith leaders, among others. We are supporting farmers, building CSAs, inspiring farmers’ markets at our synagogues and JCCs, and helping to source local food at Jewish institutions. At Isabella Freedman, we are incredibly proud of our kosher farm to table kitchen, which we call Adamah Foods. We strive to achieve the highest standards of sustainability through food sourcing that is seasonal, local, organic, fair trade, and supports animal welfare. Following are some of our guiding principles.

Keeping it Kosher

The question of what is fit to eat is at the root of our kosher tradition – and more relevant than ever in today’s word. At Isabella Freedman, keeping it kosher means following the letter and the spirit of the laws – creating a space where everyone can enjoy food that is truly fit to eat together. We also care very much about making sure that every kosher product we buy is aligned with our food values. At every meal you will find one of our mashgichim (kosher supervisors) in the dining area who will be available to answer your questions about kashrut. Thank you in advance for respecting our kashrut guidelines.

No EGG-ceptions

We buy and serve eggs consciously. Why care about higher welfare eggs? More than 90% of laying hens in the U.S. are packed into tiny cages on factory farms. Barely able to move, they suffer injuries, disease, and extreme distress. Many others endure similar distress in large, overcrowded barns. To support systems where hens can walk, spread their wings, lay eggs in nesting spaces, dust bathe, and perform other natural behaviors, we must support farms that value higher welfare. There’s more we can do for hens, but buying higher welfare eggs is where we start! The eggs we use are Oliver’s organic, free range, pasturefed eggs. We are also very proud to be a founding member of buyingpoultry.com’s Leadership Circle which recognizes organizations for using higher animal welfare poultry and eggs. How can we switch to higher welfare eggs? • Choose products with labels from “Certified Humane,” “Certified Humane + Pasture Raised,” or “Animal Welfare Approved.” These are some of the only labels on egg cartons that are truly meaningful for animal welfare. • Use BuyingPoultry.com to search a list of higher-welfare egg brands and retailers. • Download the Hazon Food Guide for more information about higher-welfare products. • Contact Jewish Initiative for Animals for support in finding higherwelfare eggs.

Meat

All of the meat we serve is provided by Grow & Behold Foods, a company started by alumni of the Adamah program and former Hazon staff. Grow & Behold's mission is to provide premium Glatt Kosher pastured meats raised on small family-run farms. Pasture-raised meats are better for the environment, for your health, and for the animals you eat. At the Hazon Food Conference in August 2018, we pledged to increase the heritage chicken breeds that we source each year by at least 5%. We intend to incrementally move towards improving the welfare of the chickens that produce our meat and eggs, with a vision toward diversified chicken genetics including a variety of heritage breeds. Working with Grow & Behold Foods, Jewish Initiative for Animals, and other allies, we aim to shift the percentage of kosher chicken that is both pasture raised and from a diversified breeding stock, which is important for public health, the long-term stability of the food supply, and animal welfare. We encourage you to join us and help build the market for pasture raised chicken from diverse breeds, higher welfare eggs, a diet that includes less meat, and more thoughtful approaches to food purchasing overall. Learn more at hazon.org/higherwelfaremeat Interested in finding kosher, pasture-raised meat in your area? Check out growandbehold.com for nationwide delivery and buying club options.

Pickles of All Kinds

The Adamah farmers harvest organic vegetables from our land for seven months of the year, but the bounty of their labor is available every day on our salad bar thanks to old-world preservation techniques. After harvest, Adamah fellows submerge cucumbers, cabbage, and other fresh veggies in salt water brine. Over the course of a few days or even several months – depending on the vegetable, time of year, and desired result – nutrients inherent to the vegetable are preserved while delicious pickle flavors and additional nutrients are brought out. Eating fermented foods restores beneficial bacteria to your intestinal tract, which aids with digestion and absorption of nutrients.

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“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”

Michael Pollan's adage expresses our intentions for the Adamah Foods experience. We strive to nourish, accommodating all of our guests' different dietary needs. Please begin your meals with small portions, revisiting the buffet for second helpings so that not too much precious food ends up being wasted. In the interest of our community's health and the sustainability of our planet, we serve balanced meals that center on whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and legumes. During the spring and summer we grow and harvest the majority of our own produce at the Adamah Farm. This includes kale, collards, chard, heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, cauliflower, scallions, garlic, salad greens, spinach, Jerusalem artichoke, turnips, radishes, kohlrabi, jalapeños, dill, parsley, cilantro, sorrel, watermelon, cantaloupe, summer squash, zucchini, winter squash (kabocha, jester, acorn, and delicata), radish, eggplant, cabbage, ginger, and watermelon radish. Interested in reducing your footprint on the environment and feeling healthy? Try eating more vegetables by joining a CSA program, increasing your whole grain and bean intake, and keeping fruit and nuts around for snack time.

Sustainable Fish

As worldwide demand for fish has increased, wild fish populations can't keep up with our appetites and find themselves threatened by overfishing. Certain fish farming practices have very little effect on the environment while others are devastating. We use the Monterrey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch list in determining how to serve ocean friendly fish. How can you make sure you are eating safe and sustainable fish at home? Get the Seafood Watch mobile app at seafoodwatch.org.

Fair Trade

When we buy foods grown far away, like chocolate, tea, and coffee, we make sure they come from Fair Trade sources. We choose reputable certifiers like the worker cooperative Equal Exchange and the indigenous rights and environmental advocates Deans Beans. Our fair trade chocolate costs four times more than most brands, but it is our priority to nourish our guests with food produced in fair and sustainable ways.

Pri Ha’Gafen (Fruit of the Vine)

The Twin Suns wine that we serve is produced with limited chemicals thanks to a farming system called Integrated Pest Management. The grape growers use beneficial insect habitats and predator perches to control insect infestations rather than spraying poisons. They also use a well-designed trellis system that aids production of phenolics and flavonoids – the good stuff in wine! Want to be eco-conscious when organic products aren't available? Look for the IPM label at the grocery store. IPM is a good alternative to organic when you are trying to minimize the amount of chemicals in your food.

Grains & Beans

All of the rice, beans, and other grains we serve are certified organic. We are particularly proud of the corn meal we get from Wild Hive Community Grain Project, a local mill using traditional stone grinding equipment, as well as our tofu which is handmade by a local company called The Bridge from organic soybeans grown in New York state. Does it really matter if I buy organic rather than conventional food? Whenever possible, it is best to know your farmer's growing practices. When you are faced in the grocery store with the decision between organic and unlabeled food, choosing organic is a great way to reduce your impact on the environment, keep your body free of dangerous toxins, and support safer conditions for workers who would otherwise be harmed by dangerous chemicals.

Learn More

Visit us online at hazon.org/jewish-food-movement for our resources on Jews, food & contemporary issues, including sourcebooks, how-to guides, and curricula materials for adults, kids, and families. Please enjoy the abundance, ask lots of questions, demand answers, and challenge the ever-changing thoughts on what it means to eat responsibly. Thank you for being here; we are honored to feed you.

Want to avoid consuming foods produced by slave labor? Choose fair trade in all of your shopping!

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Activity Descriptions A-Z See the daily schedule insert for times of activities. Arts and Crafts Workshops See schedule insert for times and page 13 for descriptions. Campfire Gather around a bonfire to sing old favorites and eat s’mores.

Explora-Torah Arts - see page 13 Farm Tour and Intergenerational Story Exchange Tour the farm and exchange life stories with Adamah fellows, idealistic young Jewish farmers with whom we are blessed to share the Isabella Freedman Retreat Center this summer.

Chair Exercise Happy Hour While seated, be led through movement exercises to Enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail or mocktail while enhance blood flow, muscle tone and well-being. schmoozing, folk dancing and watching the beautiful evening light dance on the lake. We’ll gather on the Chassidic Torah and Meditative Movement Patio or in the Great Hall depending on weather. th The 19 century Chassidic Rebbe, the Sfat Emet, taught that the words of Torah are engraved on a Hikes body of a person, but they are hidden and need Experience a variety of guided one hour hikes from to be discovered. In these sessions, through the strolls around the lake, and walks on the Appalachian study of Chassidic teachings woven into meditative Trail, to an uphill climb to the Overlook. Hike movement we will discover the Torah that is engraved descriptions with level of difficulty will be posted on within us. Everyone is welcome. No previous Torah the board outside the Dining Hall. study is necessary. Invitation to Mindfulness and Meditation Current Events Give yourself the gift of a lifetime! Yes, you can learn We're heading into an election year. Mueller will to meditate and enjoy the benefits of living mindfully testify on July 17th. We live the blessing and curse of in the present moment with kindness and curiosity. “interesting times.” There’s much to discuss in daily Come and learn about the relationship of meditation events. We’ll be civil as we explore, express ideas, and and mindfulness to the health benefits of stress parse the meaning of the news. reduction. Drum Circle The drum, the beat, the call of the primal sound, the heartbeat of community. Come and experience the drum. We will learn some basic drumming and let our spirits join with the ancient sound.

Israeli Folk Dance Learn and enjoy easy Israeli folk dances.

JOFEE Programs JOFEE stands for Jewish Outdoor, Food, Farming, and Environmental Education. JOFEE programs connect Energy Medicine people to Judaism, community, and the natural Learn about various subtle energy systems in the world. Our JOFEE programs include workshops in body and how to use that energy to improve health challah baking and pickling. & well-being in interactive experiential workshops. This work helps our body support its immune system, Language Lunches improve mental health, reduce aches and pains. Sit at tables with signs indicating the language. Learn EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) sometimes Converse in Hebrew, Yiddish, Russian, French, called tapping, to help with individual issues. Spanish, Polish or English. Week 1: Tuesday, Thursday | Week 2: Tuesday, Friday 10 • Camp Isabella Freedman • Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center


Listen to Her Voice Bible Study Join Miki Raver, author of Listen to Her Voice: Women of the Hebrew Bible, to delve into the stories of our powerful foremothers.

Swimming The pool is open daily, except on Thursdays and Saturday mornings, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 2:00 – 5:00 PM. Enjoy a refreshing dip, or simply relax poolside. Lifeguard must be on duty.

Massages The lake is always open. Please take a buddy to Hour-long table massages and 10-minute chair watch you swim. Don’t miss the Thursday Swimming massages will be available on weekends. Sign up in Excursion to the lake in Lakeville. (See page 12.) advance at Guest Services desk. Masculine Mystique Discuss what limits our capacity to express and fulfill ourselves as men, beyond the familiar tropes of sports star and warrior. What does it mean today to be a “man”? What might it mean in the future?

T’ai Chi Learn the 8 Treasures, simple warm-up movements that massage the energy centers of the body, promoting balance and acting as moving meditation. Advance to the first portion of the T’ai Chi form.

Nature Connection Experience nature’s subtle soothing effects and enjoy renewed attentiveness to its rhythms, sounds, textures, tastes and movements through meditation, creative writing and most of all, through our imaginations. No experience or prior knowledge necessary.

Torah Yoga Torah Yoga® offers an experience of Jewish Wisdom through Iyengar yoga instruction together with the study of traditional and mystical Jewish ideas. Listen to your body; do what works for you. Through breath, conscious movement, meditation, and learning, connect with the Infinite. We will relax, stretching body and soul to reawaken and refresh.

Off-Campus Excursions – See page 12 Shekhinah Circle Connect with Shekhinah, the Divine Presence that surrounds us and is within us, through guided meditation, movement, song, journaling and more. Open to men & women. Services We offer Orthodox and Musical Egalitarian services on Friday night, Saturday morning and Havdalah. Additional minyans may be arranged upon request. Song Circles Gather after lunch to enjoy sharing favorite songs, accompanied by guitar and rhythm instruments.

Team Trivia Featuring tantalizing questions and visuals, you’ll work in teams to win trivia contests, led by a genuine trivia maven. Water Movement Move gently through the water with guided exercises performed to music. Zumba Feel free inside your body! Open to all levels of ability and mobility. Dance and be happy!

Spoken Word Workshop Creative expression using the five senses and the written word. Whether you’re a novice or a professional writer, you’re sure to find some grace through this expression! Please wear your name badge throughout the retreat! • 11


Wellness Top 10 1.

Stay hydrated.

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Wear sunscreen.

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Wear insect repellent.

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Do a tick check each evening and shower and rinse hair daily.

10. In case of a health emergency call 9-1-1 from your cell phone or 9-9-1-1 from any landline Massages will be available on weekends. – our Falls Village EMT team is excellent and Be mindful of where you step, especially when arrives quickly. After dialing 911 let the retreat walking at night. Carry a flashlight. manager know by calling 860-480-3674 (for emergencies only). Always tell a buddy if you leave camp or will not be at a meal. Nurse Hours: M-Fri. 1:30-3:30pm Always bring a buddy when you swim at the lake. Chestnut: Room # 1 Sing loudly or make noise, if you are alone and We will call a taxi to take you to Sharon Hospital don’t want to see our shy, non-violent bear guest Emergency Department or Urgent Care upon request. (he’s more afraid of you them you are of him.)

Off-Campus Excursions Swimming Excursion in Lakeville (weather permitting) Thursday, July 11, 2:00-4:00 PM Thursday, July 18 2:30-4:30 PM Enjoy an exquisite scenic drive (15 minutes) through rolling, lush farmland to the charming town of Salisbury for a quick stop for a pastry at the bakery or a snack at the grocery store. Continue to Lake Wononscopomuc, the deepest natural lake in the state of Connecticut, a swimmer’s delight. Enjoy the beach and a dip. (bring a towel, $10 admission)

Tanglewood 5:30-6:15 PM – Dinner 6:30 PM – Board bus – be on time! 8:00 PM – Performance 11ish – Return to camp

Andrea Marcon, conductor and harpsichord Avi Avital, mandolin VIVALDI Sinfonia in C for strings and continuo, from L’Olimpiade, RV 725 VIVALDI Concerto in D for lute, strings, and continuo, RV 93 ALBINONI Concerto in G for strings and continuo, Op. 7, No. 4 VIVALDI Concerto in G for mandolin, recorder, strings, & continuo, RV 532 CORELLI Concerto grosso in D, Op. 6, No. 4 BARBELLA Concerto in D for mandolin, strings, and continuo VIVALDI Sinfonia in C for strings and basso continuo, RV 114 VIVALDI Concerto in G minor, Op. 8, No. 2, Summer

Wednesday, July 17, 8:00 PM – $62.50 $52.50 Orchestra (rear) + $10 transportation Gautier Capuçon, cello Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano SCHUMANN Fantasiestücke, Op. 73 BRAHMS Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38 SIBELIUS Malinconia, Op. 20 SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Sonata in D minor, Op.

Music Mountain

Sunday, July 14, 3:00 PM – $30 Thursday, July 11, 8:00 PM – $41.50

$25.00 Orchestra + $5 transportation

$31.50 Lower Balcony + $10 transportation (Sorry no elevator—they will put folding chairs on floor in the back of orchestra to accommodate folks unable to walk up steps.)

Penderecki String Quartet Stewart Goodyear, Piano HAYDN: String Quartet in D Major, Op. 76#5 MENDELSSOHN: String Quartet in E Flat Major, Op. 12, BRAHMS: Piano Quartet in F Minor, Op. 34

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Arts & Crafts Workshop Descriptions Beading Bronnie raver, valerie Geffner, and laura evonne Steinman Limited to 810per persession, session,sign-up sign-uprequired required Create an exquisite bracelet, necklace, or earrings with gorgeous beads. Cosmic Camp Collage miki raver & valerie Geffner Everyone is invited to create a collage using images that strongly attract you. Magazines, books, scissors, glue, and instructions will be available in the Collage Room (former bookstore next to Sun Room) for you to work on independently. Our Cosmic Camp Collage will combine Soul Collage and Kabbalage of previous summers and will express the individuality, beauty, diversity, and Divine sparks of everyone in our camp community. Everyone can make a beautiful collage. No special artistic ability needed. Explora-Torah Arts elizaBeth Yaari Explora-Torah Arts uses silk painting, bibliodrama, and other art media to explore personal interpretation of the Torah, connect deeply with one another and create stunning artwork. 7/9 silk painting: challah cover 7/10 silk painting: pillow 7/11 decorate a yad 7/12 wood weaving 7/14 clay magic 7/15 silk painting: scarf 7/16 silk painting: mandala 7/17 make a bamboo fabric prayer shawl 7/18 tying a knot: tzizzit 7/19 silk painting: ribbon tree

Fused Glass Jewelry evelYn GoldBerG Limited to 6 per session, sign-up required. Come make earrings or a pendant by arranging, designing, and placing colorful glass together. You will be amazed at the gorgeous results! Paper Weaving iIvY vy Ames Create your own colorful collage weaving in a meditative process of selecting papers, folding and tearing strips, then weaving them into beautiful patterns often with hidden messages. The completed work of art can be used for a greeting card or framed and hung on the wall. Plein Air Painting martY Perlmutter Embrace the natural surroundings surrounding and andenjoy enjoypainting painting with acrylics and watercolors outside. Shabbat Flower & Herb Gathering laura evonne Steinman Isabella Freedman grows amazing organic flowers and herbs. Come collect them from the Adamah Farm for Shabbat. Flower and Havdalah Spice Packs for Shabbat laura evonne Steinman Do you love to arrange flowers? We need you! We will will be creating creating about about122 flower flowerarrangements arrangementstotoenjoy enjoy over Shabbat. We will also be be creating creating Havdalah Havdalah spice spice packs from the herbs at Isabella Freedman.

Fabric Fun Circle laura evonne Steinman Have you been doing needle work your whole life or just beginning? Bring your projects to work on or learn something new.

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Camp Films Monday, 7/8 Asking Dr. Ruth—documentary charting

Monday, 7/15 Back to Berlin— is the first biker flickmeets-holocaust feature documentary. Eleven motor survivor who became America's most famous sex bikers have a mission to take the Maccabiah torch therapist. from Israel to the site of the infamous 1936 Berlin Olympics, forBack thetofirst Jewish Games on Monday, 7/8 Asking Dr. Ruth—documentary charting the Monday, 7/15 Berlin—is theOlympic first biker flick-meetsTuesday, 7/9 The Last Resort—a wistful portrait of German soil. incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor holocaust feature documentary. Eleven motor bikers have a Miami Beach of a bygone era. The once-thriving a mission to take the Maccabiah torch from Israel to the who became America's most famous sex therapist. Jewish beachfront paradise is rediscovered through site Tuesday, In Search of Israeli Cuisine—awardof the7/16 infamous 1936 Berlin Olympics, for the first priceless, captivating photos. winning documentary where restaurateur Michael Tuesday, 7/9 The Last Resort—a wistful portrait of a Jewish Olympic Games on German soil. Miami Beach of a bygone era. The once-thriving Jewish Solomonov meets with Israeli cooks, vintners and Wednesday, 7/10 From the Fire—film of the dramatic writers to understand the country's cuisine and its beachfront paradise is rediscovered through priceless, Tuesday, 7/16 In Search of Israeli Cuisine—award-winning oratorio about the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory captivating photos. documentary where restaurateur Michael Solomonov cultural complexities. fire, with music composed by Tony-nominated meets with Israeli cooks, vintners and writers to understand Elizabeth Swados. Wednesday, 7/17 Cold Washington Post Wednesday, 7/10 From the Fire—film of the dramatic the country's cuisine and itsWar—The cultural complexities. called this “a near-perfect film, an artfully crafted, oratorio about the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, Thursday, 7/11 Young at Heart—inspiring and spirited flawlessly acted meditation on love, Post memory with music composed by Tony-nominated Elizabeth Wednesday, 7/17 Cold War—Washington called and this documentary on a chorus of senior citizens from “a Swados. near-perfect film,that’s an artfully invented history both crafted, deeply flawlessly personalacted and Massachusetts who cover songs by Jimi Hendrix, meditation on love, ”memory politically attuned. (b&w) and invented history that’s Coldplay, Sonic Youth, and other unexpected Thursday, 7/11 Young at Heart—inspiring and spirited both deeply personal and politically attuned.” (b&w) musicians. documentary on a chorus of senior citizens from Thursday, 7/18 20 Feet from Stardom—backup Massachusetts who cover songs by Jimi Hendrix, Coldplay, Thursday, 7/18in20a Feet from Stardom—backup singers singers live world that lies just beyond the Saturday, 7/13 Our Planet—(Episode 1) experience Sonic Youth, and other unexpected musicians. live in a world lies award-winning just beyond the documentary spotlight. This spotlight. Thisthat Oscar our planet's natural beauty and examine how climate Oscar award-winning documentary pays tribute to the the pays tribute to the inspirational true stories of change impacts living creatures 1) in this ambitious Saturday, 7/13 OurallPlanet—(Episode experience our inspirational true stories of the backup singers who shaped backup singers who shaped some of the most iconic documentary of spectacular From the some planet's natural beauty and examine scope. how climate change most iconic songs of our time. songsofofthe our time. impacts creatures this ambitious makers all ofliving "Planet Earth,"inand narrated documentary by Sir David of spectacular scope. From the makers of "Planet Earth," Sunday, 2) experience our Attenborough. Sunday, 7/20 7/20Our OurPlanet—(Episode Planet—(Episode 2) experience and narrated by Sir David Attenborough. planet's natural beauty and examine how climate change our planet's natural beauty and examine how climate Sunday 7/14 The Quickening (short film)—is a visual impacts living creatures this ambitious documentary change all impacts all livingincreatures in this ambitious Sunday 7/14 The Quickening (shortthe film)—is visual spectacular scope. From the makers of "Planet Earth," album spoken-word journey from bottoma of the of documentary of spectacular scope. From the album journey from the the sea all and narrated by Sir David Attenborough. sea allspoken-word the way to the Pleiades Starbottom Cluster.ofFeaturing makers of "Planet Earth," and narrated by Sir David the to the Star Cluster. Featuring the poetry the way poetry andPleiades performance of award-winning multi- Attenborough. and performance of award-winning multi-hyphenate hyphenate artist Rachel Kann, this is more than a film, artist Rachel Kann, this is more than a film, it’s a ceremony. it’s a ceremony. the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust Camp Films

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potential clients. Soon Arik himself gets lessons in the art of love.

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All programs are subject to change. Check daily schedule across from Guest Services desk.

Monday, July 8 2:00-5:00 PM Check-in Great Hall Make nametags, make a pickle, sign-ups 4:00-4:45 PM Walking Tour of Camp Meet outside Great Hall

5:30-6:30 PM Welcome Happy Hour & Israeli Folk Dance Patio 6:30-7:30 PM Dinner 7:45-9:00 PM Opening Circle Synagogue Miki Raver

5:00-5:30 PM Orientation Library Meet staff and hear the basics

9:15 PM Night Owl Movie: Ask Dr. Ruth Great Hall Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff

Tuesday, July 9 7:30-8:15 AM Nature Connection Gazebo Elizabeth Yaari

9:45-11:00 AM (CONTINUED) Beading* limited to 10 (sign-up) Arts & Crafts Bronnie Raver, Valerie Geffner & Laura Evonne Steinman

8:15-8:45 AM Tai Chi Grass across from Dining Hall next to White Tent Marty Perlmutter

Fused Glass* limited to 6 (sign-up) Arts & Crafts Evelyn Goldberg

8:30-9:30 AM Breakfast 9:30-11:00 AM Hike: Walk Around the Lake Meet at benches and chairs in front of Synagogue Yishai Cohen 9:45-11:00 AM Lecture: Social Justice and the American Musical Library Laura Wetzler

11:15-12:30 PM Beading* limited to 10 (sign-up) Arts & Crafts Bronnie Raver, Valerie Geffner & Laura Evonne Steinman Torah Yoga Synagogue Diane Bloomfield and Nancy Wolfson-Moche Zumba Great Hall Rachel Kann Chair Exercise Beige Yurt Chana Flikerski Please wear your name badge throughout the retreat! • 15


Tuesday, July 9 12:30-1:30 PM Language Lunch Converse at Hebrew, Yiddish, Russian, French, Spanish, Polish, or English tables.

4:00-5:15 PM (CONTINUED) Chassidic Torah & Meditative Movement Synagogue Diane Bloomfield and Nancy Wolfson-Moche

1:45-2:15 PM Song Circle Benches and chairs in front of Synagogue Yishai Cohen

Fiber Fun Circle Arts & Crafts Porch Laura Evonne Steinman

2:30-3:45 PM Water Movement Pool Chana Flikerski

5:30-6:30 PM Happy Hour & Israeli Folk Dance Patio Alan Bloom 6:30-7:30 PM Dinner

Current Events Library Marty Perlmutter & Ira Pierce Explora-Torah Arts: Silk Painting Challah Cover Gazebo Elizabeth Yaari 4:00-5:15 PM Spoken Word Library Rachel Kann

8:00 PM Piano Concert – Great American Songbook on piano and vocals Great Hall Mitch Kahn 9:30 PM Night Owl Movie: The Last Resort Great Hall

Wednesday, July 10 7:30-8:15 AM Nature Connection Gazebo Elizabeth Yaari 8:15-8:45 AM Tai Chi Grass across from Dining Hall next to White Tent Marty Perlmutter

8:30-9:30 AM Breakfast 9:30-11:00 AM Hike: Walk to Falls Village Town Meet at benches and chairs in front of Synagogue Yishai Cohen

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Wednesday, July 10 9:45-11:00 AM Lecture: Social Justice and the American Musical Library Laura Wetzler

2:30-3:45 PM (CONTINUED) Pickling Back of Great Hall JOFEE fellow

Fused Glass* limited to 6 (sign-up) Arts & Crafts Evelyn Goldberg

Explora-Torah Arts: Silk Painting Pillow Gazebo Elizabeth Yaari

Beading* limited to 10 (sign-up) Arts & Crafts Bronnie Raver, Valerie Geffner & Laura Evonne Steinman

Spoken Word Library Rachel Kann

11:15-12:30 PM Beading* limited to 10 (sign-up) Arts & Crafts Bronnie Raver, Valerie Geffner & Laura Evonne Steinman

4:00-5:15 PM CAMP HIGHLIGHT! Adamahniks Farm Tour and Intergenerational Dialogue with Adamah Fellows Campers and Adamahniks will meet in Great Hall and walk or ride to farm in small groups—while getting to know each other.

Torah Yoga Synagogue Diane Bloomfield and Nancy Wolfson-Moche Zumba Great Hall Rachel Kann Chair Exercise Beige Yurt Chana Flikerski 12:30-1:30 PM Lunch 1:45-2:15 PM An Invitation to Mindfulness and Meditation Library Dr. Sharon Gutterman 2:30-3:45 PM Water Movement Pool Chana Flikerski

Chassidic Torah & Meditative Movement Synagogue Diane Bloomfield Fused Glass* limited to 6 (sign-up) Arts & Crafts Evelyn Goldberg 5:30-6:30 PM Happy Hour & Israeli Folk Dance Patio Alan Bloom 6:30-7:30 PM BBQ Dinner 8:00 PM Film and Q&A: From the Fire Great Hall Bonnie Roche 9:30 PM Shekhinah Circle Synagogue Miki Raver Please wear your name badge throughout the retreat! • 17


Thursday, July 11 7:30-8:15 AM Nature Connection Gazebo Elizabeth Yaari

11:15-12:30 PM (CONTINUED) Beading* limited to 10 (sign-up) Arts & Crafts Bronnie Raver, Valerie Geffner & Laura Evonne Steinman

8:15-8:45 AM Tai Chi Grass across from Dining Hall next to White Tent Marty Perlmutter

12:30-1:30 PM Language Lunch Converse at Hebrew, Yiddish, Russian, French, Spanish, Polish or English tables.

8:30-9:30 AM Breakfast

1:45-2:15 PM Song Circle Benches and chairs in front of Synagogue Yishai Cohen

9:30-11:00 AM Hike: Appalachian Trail Meet at benches and chairs in front of Synagogue Yishai Cohen 9:45-11:00 AM Lecture: Social Justice and the American Musical Library Laura Wetzler Beading* limited to 10 (sign-up) Arts & Crafts Bronnie Raver, Valerie Geffner & Laura Evonne Steinman Fused Glass* limited to 6 (sign-up) Arts & Crafts Evelyn Goldberg 11:15-12:30 PM Torah Yoga Synagogue Diane Bloomfield and Nancy Wolfson-Moche Zumba Great Hall Rachel Kann Chair Exercise Beige Yurt Chana Flikerski

An Invitation to Mindfulness and Meditation Library Dr. Sharon Gutterman 2:00-4:00 PM Swimming Excursion to lake at Lakeville ($10) Meet outside Great Hall Swim in beautiful Lake Wononscopomuc, the deepest natural lake in Connecticut. Bring a towel. 2:30-3:45 PM Current Events Library Marty Perlmutter & Ira Pierce Explora-Torah Arts: Decorate a Yad Gazebo Elizabeth Yaari Fiber Fun Circle Arts & Crafts Porch Laura Evonne Steinman 4:00-5:15 PM Plein Air Painting Arts & Crafts Porch Marty Perlmutter

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Thursday, July 11 4:00-5:15 PM (CONTINUED) Fused Glass* limited to 6 (sign-up) Arts & Crafts Evelyn Goldberg

5:30-6:30 PM Happy Hour & Israeli Folk Dance Patio Alan Bloom

Chassidic Torah & Meditative Movement Synagogue Diane Bloomfield

6:30-7:30 PM Dinner

Challah Baking Great Hall JOFEE fellow

8:00 PM Concert: Laura Wetzler Synagogue 9:30 PM Night Owl Movie: Young at Heart Great Hall

5:30-6:15 PM Dinner for Tanglewood Attendees 6:30 PM board bus

Friday, July 12 7:30-8:15 AM Nature Connection Gazebo Elizabeth Yaari

9:45-11:00 AM Lecture: Social Justice and the American Musical Great Hall Laura Wetzler

8:15-8:45 AM Tai Chi Grass across from dining hall next to white tent Marty Perlmutter

Beading* limited to 10 (sign-up) Arts & Crafts Bronnie Raver, Valerie Geffner & Laura Evonne Steinman

8:30-9:30 AM Breakfast 9:30-11:00 AM Hike: Yellow Trail Meet at benches in front of Synagogue Yishai Cohen

Fused Glass* limited to 6 (sign-up) Arts & Crafts Evelyn Goldberg Flower Gathering for Shabbat Arts & Crafts Porch Laura Evonne Steinman Flower Arranging & Havdalah Spice Packs for Shabbat Arts & Crafts Porch Laura Evonne Steinman

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Friday, July 12 11:15-12:30 PM Beading* limited to 10 (sign-up) Arts & Crafts Bronnie Raver, Valerie Geffner & Laura Evonne Steinman

4:00-5:00 PM Spoken Word Synagogue Rachel Kann

Torah Yoga Synagogue Diane Bloomfield and Nancy Wolfson-Moche

Fused Glass* limited to 6 (sign-up) Arts & Crafts Evelyn Goldberg

Zumba Great Hall Rachel Kann

Current Events Library Marty Perlmutter & Ira Pierce

Chair Exercise Beige Yurt Chana Flikerski

5:00-6:00 PM Get ready for Shabbat

Flower Arranging & Havdalah Spice Packs for Shabbat Arts & Crafts Porch Laura Evonne Steinman

6:00-7:00 PM Orthodox Services Library Yishai Cohen

12:30-1:30 PM Lunch

Musical Services Synagogue Rabbi Micah Becker-Klein

1:45-2:15 PM Song Circle Benches and chairs in front of Synagogue Yishai Cohen

7:15 PM Candlelighting Great Hall Miki Raver

An Invitation to Mindfulness and Meditation Library Dr. Sharon Gutterman

7:30-9:00 PM Dinner

2:30-3:30 PM Roasting Rabbi: Lecture and Coffee Tasting Library Rabbi Micah Becker-Klein

9:00-10:30 PM Dessert, Chassidic Torah & Meditative Movement Oneg Shabbat Great Hall Diane Bloomfield

Explora-Torah Arts: Wood Weaving Gazebo Elizabeth Yaari

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Saturday, July 13 7:30 AM Early Bird Stroll Meet at benches and chairs in front of Synagogue Chana Flikerski

5:00-5:30 PM An Invitation to Mindfulness and Meditation Synagogue Dr. Sharon Gutterman

8:30-9:30 AM Breakfast

5:45-6:30 PM Happy Hour & Israeli Folk Dance (no music) Patio Alan Bloom

9:30 AM-12:00 PM Orthodox Services Library Yishai Cohen 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Egalitarian Services Synagogue Rabbi Bicah-Becker Klein 12:00-12:30 PM Kiddush Great Hall Yishai Cohen 12:30-1:30 PM Lunch 1:30-2:00 PM Song Circle (no instruments) Benches and chairs in front of Synagogue Yishai Cohen

6:30-7:30 PM Dinner 8:00-9:00 PM The Proust Questionnaire Library Miki Raver Enjoy getting to know one another better by exchanging answers to questions from the famous Proust Questionnaire in the back of Vanity Fair magazine. 9:20 PM Havdalah & Campfire Fire Pit Yishai Cohen and Rabbi Micah Becker-Klein 10:30 PM Night Owl Movie: Our Planet Great Hall

2:00-3:00 PM Rest Hour 3:15-4:30 PM Listen to Her Voice: Women of the Hebrew Bible Gazebo Miki Raver Men’s Group: The Masculine Mystique Library Marty Perlmutter

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Sunday, July 14 Check Out of rooms by 8:30 AM 7:30-8:15 AM Nature Connection Gazebo Elizabeth Yaari 8:15-8:45 AM Tai Chi Grass across from Dining Hall next to White Tent Marty Perlmutter If you are leaving, you must be checked out of your room by 8:30 am. There is a late checkout fee of $50. If you are taking the bus to NYC, please leave your luggage outside your room before breakfast. Otherwise, please bring luggage to your car or Great Hall. Thank you for coming to Camp Isabella Freedman! We hope to see you back next year! 8:30-9:30 AM Breakfast Farmers Market Great Hall Adamah Farmers 9:30-11:00 AM Hike the Harlem Valley Rail Trail Meet at benches in front of Synagogue Drive to Millerton Yishai Cohen 9:30-10:30 AM Closing Circle for Week One Campers Synagogue Miki Raver 10:30 AM Week One Campers Group Picture In front of Synagogue 11:00 AM Bus leaves for NYC

9:45-11:00 AM Lecture: Reading Facial Expressions to Determine True Emotions Library Dr. Ira Eisenstein Beading* limited to 10 (sign-up) Arts & Crafts Bronnie Raver, Valerie Geffner & Laura Evonne Steinman 11:15-12:30 PM Beading* limited to 10 (sign-up) Arts & Crafts Bronnie Raver, Valerie Geffner & Laura Evonne Steinman Fused Glass* limited to 6 (sign-up) Arts & Crafts Evelyn Goldberg Torah Yoga Synagogue Diane Bloomfield and Nancy Wolfson-Moche Zumba Great Hall Rachel Kann Chair Exercise Beige Yurt Chana Flikerski 12:30-1:30 PM Lunch 1:45-2:15 PM An Invitation to Mindfulness and Meditation Library Dr. Sharon Gutterman Song Circle Benches and chairs in front of Synagogue Yishai Cohen 2:00 PM Van Departs for Music Mountain

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Sunday, July 14 2:30-3:45 PM Water Movement Pool Chana Flikerski

4:00-5:15 PM (CONTINUED) Fiber Fun Arts & Crafts Laura Evonne Steinman

Current Events Library Marty Perlmutter & Ira Pierce

5:30-6:30 PM Israeli Folk Dance & Happy Hour Patio Alan Bloom

Explora-Torah Arts: Clay Magic Gazebo Elizabeth Yaari

6:30-7:30 PM Dinner

Fused Glass* limited to 6 (sign-up) Arts & Crafts Evelyn Goldberg 4:00-5:15 PM Chassidic Torah & Meditative Movement Synagogue Diane Bloomfield

8:00 PM Quickenings: Spoken Word Performance and Film Great Hall Rachel Kann 9:30 PM Night Owl movie: The Matchmaker Great Hall

Spoken Word Library Rachel Kann

Monday, July 15 7:30-8:15 AM Nature Connection Gazebo Elizabeth Yaari

9:30-11:00 AM Hike Meet at benches and chairs in front of Synagogue Yishai Cohen

8:15-8:45 AM Tai Chi Grass across from Dining Hall next to White Tent Marty Perlmutter

9:45-11:00 AM Lecture: What “Lies” Beneath the Face: Your True Thoughts on Parade Library Dr. Ira Eisenstein

8:30-9:30 AM Breakfast

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All programs are subject to change. Check daily schedule across from Guest Services desk.

Monday, July 15 11:15-12:30 PM Beading* limited to 10 (sign-up) Arts & Crafts Bronnie Raver, Valerie Geffner & Laura Evonne Steinman Torah Yoga Synagogue Diane Bloomfield and Nancy Wolfson-Moche Zumba Great Hall Rachel Kann Chair Exercise Beige Yurt Chana Flikerski 12:30-1:30 PM Lunch 1:45-2:15 PM An Invitation to Mindfulness and Meditation Library Dr. Sharon Gutterman Song Circle Benches and chairs in front of Synagogue Yishai Cohen 2:30-3:45 PM Water Movement Pool Chana Flikerski Fused Glass* limited to 6 (sign-up) Arts & Crafts Evelyn Goldberg Explora-Torah Arts: Silk Painting Scarf Gazebo Elizabeth Yaari

Week 2 Campers arrive 2:00-5:00 PM Check-in Make nametags, make a pickle, sign-ups. 4:00-5:00 PM Walking tours of camp for new arrivals Meet outside Great Hall 5:00-5:30 PM Orientation Great Hall 4:00-5:15 PM Team Trivia Library Howard Rachelson Chassidic Torah & Meditative Movement Synagogue Diane Bloomfield 5:30-6:30 PM Welcome Week 2 Campers! Happy Hour & Israeli Folk Dance Patio Alan Bloom 6:30-7:30 PM Dinner 7:45 PM Film and Q&A: Back to Berlin Great Hall Patti Kenner 9:30 PM Dessert Great Hall

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Tuesday, July 16 7:30-8:15 AM Nature Connection Gazebo Elizabeth Yaari

11:15-12:30 PM (CONTINUED) Chair Exercise Beige Yurt Chana Flikerski

8:15-8:45 AM Tai Chi Grass across from Dining Hall next to White Tent Marty Perlmutter

12:30-1:30 PM Language Lunch Converse at Hebrew, Yiddish, Russian, French, Spanish, Polish or English tables.

8:30-9:30 AM Breakfast

1:45-2:15 PM An Invitation to Mindfulness and Meditation Library Dr. Sharon Gutterman

9:30-11:00 AM Hike: Walk around the Lake Meet at benches and chairs outside Synagogue Yishai Cohen 9:45-11:00 AM Lecture: Journey through Jewish Music Library Judith Dorian Beading* limited to 10 (sign-up) Arts & Crafts Bronnie Raver, Valerie Geffner & Laura Evonne Steinman Fused Glass* limited to 6 (sign-up) Arts & Crafts Evelyn Goldberg 11:15-12:30 PM Beading* limited to 10 (sign-up) Arts & Crafts Bronnie Raver, Valerie Geffner & Laura Evonne Steinman Torah Yoga Synagogue Diane Bloomfield and Nancy Wolfson-Moche Zumba Great Hall Rachel Kann

Song Circle Benches and chairs in front of Synagogue Yishai Cohen 2:30-3:45 PM Water Movement Pool Chana Flikerski Current Events Library Marty Perlmutter & Ira Pierce Paper Weaving Collage Room Ivy Aimes Explora-Torah Arts: Silk Painting a mandala Gazebo Elizabeth Yaari 4:00-5:15 PM Fused Glass* limited to 6 (sign-up) Arts & Crafts Evelyn Goldberg Chassidic Torah & Meditative Movement Synagogue Diane Bloomfield

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Tuesday, July 16 4:00-5:15 PM (CONTINUED) Team Trivia Library Howard Rachelson

7:30-8:15 PM Drum Circle Benches and chairs in front of Synagogue Reb Rayzel

Fiber Fun Arts & Crafts Porch Laura Evonne Steinman

8:30 PM Vocal Jazz Lecture & Performance: The Life of Dinah Washington Great Hall Lillone

5:30-6:30 PM Happy Hour & Israeli Folk Dance Patio Alan Bloom 6:30-7:30 PM Dinner

9:45 PM Night Owl Movie: In Search of Israeli Cuisine Great Hall

Wednesday, July 17 7:30-8:15 AM Nature Connection Gazebo Elizabeth Yaari

9:45-11:00 AM Lecture: Journey through Jewish Music Great Hall Judith Dorian

8:15-8:45 AM Tai Chi Grass across from Dining Hall next to White Tent Marty Perlmutter

Beading* limited to 10 (sign-up) Arts & Crafts Bronnie Raver, Valerie Geffner & Laura Evonne Steinman

9:00 AM-4:00 PM Mueller Testimony Library 8:30-9:30 AM Breakfast 9:30-11:00 AM Hike: Walk to Falls Village Town Meet at benches and chairs in front of Synagogue Yishai Cohen

Fused Glass* limited to 6 (sign-up) Arts & Crafts Evelyn Goldberg 11:15-12:30 PM Beading* limited to 10 (sign-up) Arts & Crafts Bronnie Raver, Valerie Geffner & Laura Evonne Steinman Torah Yoga Synagogue Diane Bloomfield and Nancy Wolfson-Moche

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Wednesday, July 17 11:15-12:30 PM (CONTINUED) Zumba Great Hall Rachel Kann Chair Exercise Beige Yurt Chana Flikerski 12:30-1:30 PM Lunch 1:45-2:15 PM An Invitation to Mindfulness and Meditation Synagogue Dr. Sharon Gutterman Song Circle Benches and chairs in front of Synagogue Yishai Cohen 2:30-3:45 PM Water Movement Pool Chana Flikerski Explora-Torah Arts: Bamboo Fabric Prayer Shawls Gazebo Elizabeth Yaari Drum Circle Synagogue Reb Rayzel Spoken Word Library Rachel Kann

4:00-5:15 PM Week 2 Campers: CAMP HIGHLIGHT! Adamahniks Farm Tour and Intergenerational Dialogue with Adamah Fellows Campers and Adamahniks will meet in Great Hall and walk or ride to farm in small groups – while getting to know each other. Chassidic Torah & Meditative Movement Synagogue Diane Bloomfield Fused Glass* limited to 6 (sign-up) Arts & Crafts Evelyn Goldberg Team Trivia Library Howard Rachelson 5:30-6:15 PM Dinner for Tanglewood Attendees 6:30 PM board bus 5:30-6:30 PM Israeli Folk Dance & Happy Hour Patio Alan Bloom 6:30-7:30 PM Dinner 8:00 PM Concert: Kosher Dawg Great Hall Rabbi Micah Becker-Klein & Reb Rayzel Original Jewish Bluegrass 9:30 PM Night Owl Movie: Cold War Great Hall

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Thursday, July 18 Remember to sign up for the talent show tonight! 7:30-8:15 AM Nature Connection Gazebo Elizabeth Yaari 8:15-8:45 AM Tai Chi Grass next to White Tent across from Dining Hall Marty Perlmutter 8:30-9:30 AM Breakfast 9:45-11:00 AM Lecture: Journey through Jewish Music Library Judith Dorian Beading* limited to 10 (sign-up) Arts & Crafts Bronnie Raver, Valerie Geffner & Laura Evonne Steinman

1:45-2:15 PM Song Circle Benches and chairs in front of Synagogue Yishai Cohen 2:30-4:30 PM Swimming Excursion to lake at Lakeville ($10) Meet outside Great Hall Swim in beautiful Lake Wononscopomuc, the deepest natural lake in Connecticut. Bring a towel. 2:30-3:45 PM Energy Medicine Synagogue Jan Firstenberg Challah Baking Back of Social Hall JOFEE fellow Explora-Torah Arts: Tzizit – Tying the Knots Gazebo Elizabeth Yaari

Torah Yoga Synagogue Diane Bloomfield and Nancy Wolfson-Moche

4:00-5:15 PM Fused Glass* limited to 6 (sign-up) Arts & Crafts Evelyn Goldberg

Chair Exercise Beige Yurt Chana Flikerski

Team Trivia Library Howard Rachelson

Zumba Great Hall Rachel Kann

Chassidic Torah & Meditative Movement Synagogue Diane Bloomfield

11:15-12:30 PM Everyone is invited to Eden Cohen’s Bat Mitzvah Celebration Synagogue

Plein Air Painting Arts & Crafts Porch Marty Perlmutter

12:30-1:30 PM Bat Mitzvah Lunch in Honor of Eden Cohen

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Thursday, July 18 5:30-6:30 PM Israeli Folk Dance and Happy Hour Patio Alan Bloom

8:00 PM Talent Show Great Hall 9:30 PM Night Owl Movie: 20 Feet from Stardom Great Hall

6:30-7:30 PM BBQ dinner

Friday, July 19 7:30-8:15 AM Nature Connection Gazebo Elizabeth Yaari

9:45-11:00 AM (CONTINUED) Flower Gathering for Shabbat Meet outside Arts and Crafts Laura Evonne Steinman

8:15-8:45 AM Tai Chi Grass across from Dining Hall next to White Tent Marty Perlmutter

11:15-12:30 PM Torah Yoga Synagogue Diane Bloomfield and Nancy Wolfson-Moche

8:30-9:30 AM Breakfast

Zumba Great Hall Rachel Kann

9:30-11:00 AM Hike: Yellow Trail Meet at benches and chairs in front of Synagogue Yishai Cohen 9:45-11:00 AM Lecture: Journey Through Jewish Music Library Judith Dorian Beading* limited to 10 (sign-up) Arts & Crafts Bronnie Raver and Valerie Geffner Fused Glass* limited to 6 (sign-up) Arts & Crafts Evelyn Goldberg

Chair Exercise Beige Yurt Chana Flikerski Beading* limited to 10 (sign-up) Arts & Crafts Bronnie Raver, Valerie Geffner Flower Arranging and Havdalah Spice Packs for Shabbat Meet Outside Arts and Crafts Laura Evonne Steinman 12:30-1:30 PM Language Lunch Converse at Hebrew, Yiddish, Russian, French, Spanish, Polish or English tables. Please wear your name badge throughout the retreat! • 29


Friday, July 19 1:45-2:15 PM Song Circle Benches and chairs in front of Synagogue Yishai Cohen 2:30-3:45 PM Water Movement Pool Chana Flikerski

5:00-6:00 PM Get ready for Shabbat 6:00-7:00 PM Orthodox Services Library Yishai Cohen Musical Services Synagogue Rabbi Micah Becker-Klein

Explora-Torah Arts: Ribbon Tree Gazebo Elizabeth Yaari Fused Glass* limited to 6 (sign-up) Arts & Crafts Evelyn Goldberg Team Trivia Library Howard Rachelson

7:15 PM Candlelighting Back of Great Hall Miki Raver 7:30-9:00 PM Dinner 9:00 PM Dessert, Chassidic Torah & Meditative Movement Oneg Shabbat Great Hall Diane Bloomfield

4:00-5:00 PM Author Talk: Going Coastal Great Hall Jane DiLucchio

Saturday, July 20 7:30-8:15 AM Early Morning Stroll Meet at benches and chairs in front of Synagogue Chana Flikerski

10:00-12:00 PM Musical Services Synagogue Rabbi Micah Becker-Klein

8:30-9:30 AM Breakfast

12:00-12:30 PM Kiddush Great Hall Rabbi Micah Becker–Klein

9:30-12:00 PM Orthodox Services Library Yishai Cohen

12:30-1:30 PM Lunch

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Saturday, July 20 1:30-2:00 PM Song Circle (no instruments) Benches and chairs in front of Synagogue Yishai Cohen 2:00-3:00 PM Rest Hour 3:15-4:30 PM Listen to Her Voice: Women of the Hebrew Bible Gazebo Miki Raver

6:00-6:30 PM The Proust Questionnaire Library Miki Raver Enjoy getting to know one another better by exchanging answers to questions from the famous Proust Questionnaire in the back of Vanity Fair magazine. 6:30-7:30 PM Dinner

Men’s Group: The Masculine Mystique Library Marty Perlmutter

7:45-9:00 PM Camp Closing Circle Synagogue Miki Raver

4:45-5:45 PM Energy Medicine Synagogue Jan Firstenberg

9:15-10:00 PM Havdalah & Campfire Fire Circle next to lake Yishai Cohen and Rabbi Micah

My Life as a Cartoonist Library Sid Harris

10:30 PM Night Owl Movie: Our Planet Great Hall

Sunday, July 21 You MUST be checked out of your room by 8:30 AM. There is a late checkout fee of $50. If you are taking the bus to NYC, please leave your luggage outside your room before breakfast. Otherwise, please bring luggage to your car or Great Hall. 8:30-9:30 AM Breakfast 9:30-10:30 AM Pack lunch, farmers market, lots of hugs Great Hall

10:30 AM Group Picture In front of Synagogue 11:00 AM Bus Departs for NYC We kindly request that you promptly vacate the property by 11:00 AM. Shalom Aleichem and L’hitraot! Stay in touch and we’ll see you next year!

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Camp Leaders Miki Raver, Camp Director, has been a Jewish communal professional for decades, including as Director of Lifelong Learning at the Marin Jewish Community Center, National Membership Manager for Hadassah and Director of Senior Programs at Isabella Freedman in 2008-09. Her critically acclaimed gift book, Listen to Her Voice: Women of the Hebrew Bible, is a Jewish bestseller. Her 2nd book, She is Wisdom: A Celebration of the Feminine Divine, was released in 2017. Miki has lectured about the women of the Hebrew Bible internationally, is creator of Kabbalage and Shekhinah Circles. Miki is a Kohenet (Hebrew Priestess) trainee. Marty Perlmutter, Camp Co-Director, Tai Chi Instructor, Current Events facilitator, has worked as a video producer, interactive exhibit designer, writer and new media consultant for over four decades. Perlmutter built popular video exhibits at science museums, produced award-winning multimedia products, consulted with many companies, taught at Tufts, NYU, San Francisco State and Cogswell College. He is an activist working to save Africa’s elephants and works for progressive causes in the US using social media for social change. Marty loves to paint. Eli Weinbach, Retreat Coordinator and JOFEE (Jewish, Outdoor, Food, Farming, and Environmental Education) Professional at Isabella Freedman. After receiving his BA in Psychology from Yeshiva University, Eli spent time in psychology research before heading out into nature. He loves pickling, hiking, and trying to remember names of flowers.

Rabbi Micah Becker-Klein, Camp Rabbi, Jewish renewal services, is a graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical school and currently Rabbi at Temple Beth El in Bennington, Vermont. He was an assistant editor for the High Holiday prayer book published by the Reconstructionist Press. Micah’s musical and liturgical leadership have inspired hundreds of Jews to enter the world of Jewish prayer and song in North America, Europe, Israel and Africa. Micah’s music and songwriting embraces the Jewish Reconstructionist spirit, bringing new melodies and contemporary meaning to ancient sentiments and Jewish life. His Jewish Bluegrass CD, Kosherdawg, was released in 2018.

Diane Bloomfield, Torah Yoga and Chassidic Torah & Meditative Movement teacher is creator of Torah Yoga®. She teaches throughout Israel, Western Europe, and North America. Israel has been her primary residence since 1984. Diane has spent many years learning and teaching Torah, both in yeshivas and privately. She has taught the Torah Yoga Corner on Israel National Radio and teaches Torah from Jerusalem online. Diane received her first Yoga teacher training at the Kripalu Institute in Massachusetts. She then practiced Bikram’s Yoga for over a decade, and became a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist. She is a certified Iyengar Yoga instructor.

Alan Bloom, Folkdance Teacher, has taught and led Israeli Folk Dancing since 1962, leading a total of more than 5000 dance classes, performances and individual sessions with groups of all ages and at all levels. He particularly enjoys teaching traditional Israeli folk dancing for beginners.

Rebecca Bloomfield, Adamah Story Exchange facilitator, is the Director of Adamah. Rebecca recruits, teaches, and mentors Adamah fellows. Since being an Adamah fellow herself in the Fall of 2005, Rebecca has taught at The Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley, California, managed the Organic Farmer Training Program at Michigan State University, and operated her own

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Dr. Ira Eisenstein, lecturer: 7/14 Reading Facial Expressions to Determine True Emotions & 7/15, What “Lies” Beneath the Face: Your True Thoughts on Parade. Dr. Eisenstein earned his DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, and his certificate in Kira Brooks, LMT, is a massage therapist who is Periodontics from the University of Pennsylvania working at Isabella Freedman from Friday to Sunday. School of Dental Medicine in 1983. He had been She graduated from Florida’s Therapeutic Massage clinical associate professor of periodontics at the School in 1999. She customizes each massage using University of Pennsylvania. He is Chairman Emeritus an integrative blend of different modalities including of the Division of Periodontics at Albert Einstein Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point and Reflexology Medical Center in Philadelphia and currently on the active teaching staff there. Ira also is a lifelong student all with an intuitive touch. and teacher of esoteric and Jewish studies. He has Yishai Cohen, Orthodox Services Leader, Song Circle lectured locally, nationally and internationally. and Hiking Leader, is currently the Director of Jewish Life and Leadership at the Scheck Hillel Community Chana Flikerski, Chair Exercise and Water Movement School in Miami, FL. Previously, Yishai was the director teacher, was born in Israel. She is a mother of three of Teva programs at Isabella Freedman. He taught at adult children and a grandmother of a six-year-old the Hebrew Academy in Albany, NY, and worked as a girl named Georgia. She has been a French teacher campaign manager in the Jewish federation system. at a private school throughout her career and is In his spare time, Yishai enjoys playing guitar and passionate about Middle Eastern dance. singing Jewish music, identifying airplanes overhead, and relaxing on the beach with his wife Rachael and Jan Firstenberg, Energy Medicine workshop leader their three children, Eden, Sella and Zac. Yishai is (week 2), is a gifted, compassionate, holistic mindcurrently in a rabbinical studies program with Rabbi body-spirit practitioner/coach with a private practice in Manhattan. Jan transitioned from the corporate Chaim Brovender of Jerusalem. world to holistic practice through certifications in Jane Di Lucchio, author of Going Coastal, Book holistic healing modalities including Eden Energy Talk, 7/19, is the author of two humorous, Southern Medicine, EFT ( Emotional Freedom Technique), and California-based cozy mystery series: Diega DelValle Quantum Energy Transformation. Jan will introduce and Kate Matthews. A late-bloomer when it comes campers to both Energy medicine and Energy to writing, Jane spent many years as a professor at a Psychology through hands-on learning experiences. small farm business, Bloomfield Farm, in Ottawa, Canada. Her values of good food, strong community, and the connection to something-greater brought her back to Adamah.

community college, massage therapist, and backyard Valerie Geffner, Arts and Crafts Assistant, is a Juilliard farmer. graduate actor and singer. She is a performance Dr. Judith Dorian, lecturer: Journey Through Jewish coach and visual artist. She loves seniors and being at Music, 7/16-19. Judith Dorian has a doctorate in Isabella Freedman. musicology from the University of Pittsburgh. For several years she wrote the program notes for the Sharon Gutterman, PhD, Teacher: An Invitation to Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and published Mindfulness and Meditation, 7/10-7/17, inspires articles in music journals. Her poetry has appeared people to live mindfully with less stress and increased in a number of literary journals. Judith wrote and well-being. Her teachings are a blend of wisdom, illustrated A Tiny Little Door, a collection of children’s sensitivity, humor, and passion. In addition to teaching poetry. Recently, she served as writer-in-residence at mindfulness in Jerusalem, her varied experiences the Kushi Institute in Becket, Massachusetts. She is include being a featured presenter and consultant at hospitals, business conferences, yoga studios, active as a narrator, lecturer, poet and pianist. schools, correctional institutions, and cruise ships. Please wear your name badge throughout the retreat! • 33


Camp Leaders (continued) She currently teaches mindfulness and resilience at the Veterans Administration Hospital/Newington campus and at the Connecticut Police Academy. Sharon is a Master Teacher at Copper Beech Institute, a holistic retreat center in West Hartford. Sharon’s mantra is: The quality of care you give to others is related to the quality of care you give to yourself. She is the founder of Mindful Wow! Wake up to your life. To learn more, visit www.MindfulWow.com

Literature, English Literature, American Literature and Film for over 30 years. Miriam is the Director of a Professional Development Teaching Institute at the University of Miami, has written two study guides on film, co-authored a book on film and was recently honored by the Florida Legislature for her work in Jewish Education. Presently Miriam is the Coordinator of a Film Series in cooperation with the Miami Jewish Film Festival in South Beach, Florida.

Evelyn Goldberg, Fused Glass Teacher, will teach campers to make creative fused glass earrings and pendants using beautiful, colorful dichroic glass. Evelyn has been creating blown glass creations since 2002, and fused glass beauties since 2006. When Evelyn creates her glass art, she feels that G-d is infusing healing powers into her work. At the age of 43, Evelyn graduated from Thomas Jefferson University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and passed the national exam as a Registered Nurse. At 50 years young, she earned a master’s degree in Health Education and became certified as a Health Education Specialist.

Patti Kenner, Presenter, Back to Berlin, 7/15, Producer of the documentary Defiant Requiem, Patti was also the executive producer of Ahead of Time: The Extraordinary Journey of Ruth Gruber. She runs Campus Coach, a charter bus company. Patti works for social justice with an emphasis on the fate of Holocaust survivors. She is personally dedicated to improving their lives. Patti is on the board of numerous philanthropic organizations. This is her 3rd summer presenting quality documentaries at Camp Isabella Freedman. Ira Pierce, Current Events Co-Facilitator, is a senior civil engineer. He specializes in certifying that facades on NYC’s tall buildings are safe. He leads a group of environmental specialists on soil clean-up programs. Since 1989 he has been teaching/coaching new American immigrant graduate engineers at Cooper Union School of Engineering on obtaining employment.

Rachel Kann, Zumba and Spoken Word TeacherPerformer, is a poet, dancer, shamanic apprentice and currently a Kohenet trainee. Rachel is a 2019 Institute for Jewish Creativity WORD Grant recipient and Inquiry Fellow. Her latest book, How to Bless the New Moon, is forthcoming in fall of 2019 on Ben Yehuda Press. She’s the author of the kids’ book, You Sparkle Inside, and she was the 2017 Instructor of the Mindelle Pierce, Camp Outreach Ambassador, has Year at UCLA Extension Writers’ Program. Visit her at taught as a remedial reading specialist for pre-school rachelkann.com to college level students. She has been part of the “transcending trauma” project at the University of Mitch Kahn, Performer, 7/9, Singer-pianist, entertainer Pennsylvania, examining the intergenerational and bandleader has enjoyed a 40 year career in music, impact of the Holocaust. Mindelle Pierce is currently performing at hundreds of venues both as a solo act working on a collection of memoir love stories from and with his orchestra. His current focus are programs the time of the Holocaust. exploring the tremendous wealth of American Howard Rachelson, Team Trivia Leader, has been Popular Songbook, its songs and composers. creator and host of Trivia Café parties and special Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff, Night Owl Movie events in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1984. Curator, Miriam fled Nazi Europe, (Kosice, Slovakia) He writes a Trivia Café column in the Pacific Sun as a small child in 1941. Dr. Klein Kassenoff has newspaper in Marin County, CA. Howard is a longtime a Doctorate in Education and has taught World educator in mathematics who has taught in the US, 34 • Camp Isabella Freedman • Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center


Switzerland, England and Israel. He and his wife Evi Bronnie Raver, Beading Instructor, has a Masters travel the world as much as possible. from Harvard University Graduate School of Education. She served as a teacher and guidance Rabbi Rayzel Raphael, Drum Circle Leader and counselor in New York City public schools for four performer is an “unorthodox” rabbi with many decades. In her retirement, Bronnie studies and talents. She has been the spiritual leader of three creates weaving, jewelry and Judaica art. congregations, served as a chaplain and is an awardwinning songwriter/liturgist with five recordings Bonnie Roche, Film Presenter, “From the Fire,” 7/10, to her credit. Rabbi Rayzel has a private practice in was the producer and set designer of the film. Roche Philadelphia where she counsels couples and helps attended Yale University and the Architectural them prepare for life cycle ceremonies. Ordained at Association in London; she received a Master of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, she studied Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Religion at Indiana and Brandeis Universities and in Technology. Roche has focused her work in the areas Israel at Pardes and at the Hebrew University. Rabbi about which she is most passionate, including the Rayzel is a visionary artist with soul. Her most recent Vivian Beaumont and the Mitzi E. Newhouse theaters creation is a deck of papercut Shechinah Oracle cards at Lincoln Center, the Center for Jewish History, Town researched from Jewish texts. Hall, Yale University Art Gallery and New York Hall of Science. Her residential work includes clients Paloma Shamu Fenyvesi Sadeh, Co-founder and Director Picasso and ABC News anchor, Lynn Sherr. of Adamah, teaches Judaism and ecology, turns the compost piles, maintains the orchards, and supervises Nancy Wolfson-Moche, Torah Yoga Assistant, CHHC, and mentors staff and Adamah Fellows. His wife RYT is the founder of you are because you eat, Jamie and kids Yonah, Ibby and Lev keep the bees, coaching and teaching health, wellness and life skills help harvest and pickle. to students of all ages through yoga, culinary medicine and sacred culinary arts. A former editor and writer on Laura Evonne Steinman, Community Artist, Flower lifestyle magazines, Nancy’s articles have appeared arranging and Fiber Fun Circle leader, loves to access in scores of magazines and on digital platforms. the creative gifts that each person has to bring to Nancy is an emerging Kohenet. See more at www. a space. She does this by facilitating art making youarebecauseyoueat.com. with people of all ages on farms, places of worship, community centers and more. Laura Evonne’s main Elizabeth Yaari, Nature Connection and Exploramedium is textiles, sewing large banners, collages Torah Workshop facilitator, is a nature lover, artist, and other items for rituals and activist gatherings. She and co-founder of Explora-Torah. She has facilitated staffs many programs at Isabella Freedman including in over 70 sanctuaries, community centers, museums Camp Teva, MiniVacations and Camp IF. and schools. Elizabeth uses the arts and nature to engage participants in authentic self-expression, Laura Wetzler, Performer/Lecturer “Social Justice and co-creativity and deep understanding of the natural the American Musical,” 7/9-12, has been a treasured world. She enjoys creating sacred circles for people in presenter at Camp Isabella Freedman for many years. which to heal, learn, grow and evolve. Laura is an ASCAP Award-winning singer-songwriter who tours in over 150 concerts and lectures each year, singing critically-acclaimed Contemporary Folk / Americana originals, World Jewish Roots Music in Hebrew, Yiddish and Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) and the great classics of American songwriting.

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