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Retreat 2018

Retreat registration is closed except for those who want to camp. There are no more lodge rooms available.


Or Shalom 8th Annual Community Retreat

June 8-10, 2018

“A highlight of our Or Shalom year.”

“Our whole family had a great time.”

“So peaceful and beautiful!”

“When do we sign up for the retreat?”

Join Or Shalom friends, old and new, at beautiful Walker Creek Ranch in the hills of Marin County. Spend Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon relaxing and talking, canoeing and hiking, singing, swimming, and studying. Enjoy a peaceful Shabbat under the towering trees.

When: Arrive Friday 4-6 p.m. Depart Sunday after lunch. (You can come for just one night or day.)

Where: Walker Creek Ranch, about an hour and a half north of SF in West Marin.

Accommodations: The comfortable lodges have rooms that sleep up to five people, with shared bathrooms. There are also large open meadows for camping, with a bathhouse nearby.

Activities: services, Torah study, discussions of current events, a “challenge course” (ropes, climbing, etc.), sunrise exercise, Havdalah.The weekend offers Shabbat and evening talent show, and more. All are optional! There are also opportunities for hiking, swimming, boating, napping, active sports, board games, and general schmoozing. Childcare is provided for several hours each day.

Food: Six meals are provided. Food is dairy/vegetarian, served buffet-style, and locally-sourced as much as possible. Special dietary needs can be accommodated if you tell us about them in advance.

Cost: Prices vary depending on the type of accommodation you choose. The cost can be adjusted if you come for only part of the weekend. Reduced prices for children 10 and under.

Teens: Special campout at the retreat FREE to first ten signups!

Retreat scholarships are available to Or Shalom members.
No members are turned away for lack of funds.
If you can, please support the scholarship fund generously, so that all may attend!


Room discounts also apply if you share with other families/groups.

IMPORTANT:  You must register by May 15. Registration is complete when payment is received. You will receive your volunteer assignment, driving directions and the full schedule in late May.

Please note that pets are not allowed at Walker Creek Ranch. No exceptions.

Questions? Special circumstances?

Call Debbie Benrubi at 415-671-5838

or email


Register for Retreat 2018 here!


Mon, October 15 2018 6 Cheshvan 5779