Spiritual Retreats

The High Holidays begin on September 24th but will you be spiritually prepared? Come to the Judaism By Choice Spiritual Retreat at the Shalom Institute Camp in the beautiful mountains of Malibu. Experience Jewish meditation, Joga (Jewish yoga), nature hikes, Jewish song, campfires and much more.

Next Spiritual Retreat:
2014 Spiritual Retreat

Friday, September 19th and Saturday, September 20th
Shalom Institute Camp 34342 Mulholland Hwy. Malibu, CA 90265 (Driving Directions)
Deadline to register is Monday, September 1st
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Friday Night
5:00–6:00PM Check in
6:00PM Shabbat Dinner led by Rabbi Neal Weinberg
8:00PM Exploring our Spirituality with Brock Pollock
10:00PM Snacks and socializing

Saturday
9:00AM Breakfast
10:30AM Joga (Jewish Yoga) with Zach Lodmer from Om Shalom
12:00PM Lunch
1:30PM Rest time
2:30PM Jewish Meditation with Brock Pollock
4:00PM Nature Hike in the beautiful Malibu Mountains
5:30PM Rest time
6:00OM Dinner
7:40PM Havdalah
8:00PM Campfire, songs, marshmallows and smores
9:30PM Retreat ends

Our Retreat Spritual Leader will be Brock Pollock. Brock Pollock is a 26 year old professional musician who resides in Los Angeles. A graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Brock is a multi-instumentalist who performs, records, and teaches all styles of music. After a powerful trip to Israel in 2012, he came back to Los Angeles and began pursuing Jewish music and spirituality. Brock believes "Music is one of the most powerful ways to bring down the light of the infinite". Through music and mediation Brock enjoys connecting to a more mystical part of Judaism.

Our Jewish Yoga instructor is Zach Lodmer. He is an attorney who also leads monthly Shabbat evening Yoga sessions with a congregation devoted to yoga called Om Shalom. He has been with us every year at our Retreat. While doing Yoga, Jewish music is played in the background- connecting body and soul to music.

Cost for the event is $150 per person (includes food and programs only) or $250 per person (includes 1-night comfortable lodging, food and programs). Don’t be left out of this amazing spiritual experience!

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