The Moms retreat was a fantastic weekend. The entire program was extremely well organized and well executed. It was just like when I went to camp as a kid, but designed just for Jewish moms. I enjoyed the Shabbat meals, singing camp songs, Havdallah, not to mention the outdoor activities like hiking and horseback riding. The get-to-know-you events were well planned to allow the new ladies to mix and mingle with the long-timers. The spa afternoon was pretty great, too!
—Shellie Halprin, Mom’s Retreat Participant
One of our most popular adult programs is Mom’s Retreat.
It’s an opportunity for women to spend the weekend relaxing outdoors at the Shalom Institute campus.
Participants share with other moms the joys and challenges of motherhood and learn from inspirational speakers and enlightening workshops. Activities include yoga, ropes course, Jewish nature crafts, hikes and nature walks, massages, facials, manicures and pedicures.
For dates, fees, and more information visit Camp JCA Shalom.
Magic Malibu Hikes
The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, a network of coastal wilderness trails of untamed natural beauty, will make you feel as though you’ve entered another world. Only 45 minutes from downtown LA, it is the world’s largest urban park. Explore tranquil canyons, perennial streams, lakes, waterfalls, sandy beaches, tide pools, caves, sand dunes and meadows blanketed with wildflowers in the spring. Enjoy spectacular vistas of both sea and mountains. Hike in Arroyo Sequit, Topanga and Temescal Canyons, Malibu Creek, Will Rogers and Pt. Magu State Parks and Leo Carillo State Beach, all part of the Backbone Trail system. Experience awe-inspiring views after hiking to the top of Sandstone Peak, the highest in the range. Learn the cultural history of these mountains above Malibu, which were home to the Chumash tribe and have represented locations from Shangri-La (Lost Horizons) to Vietnam (M.A.S.H.) and many more in film and TV. See Will Rogers and Lassie’s homes. Your guides are knowledgeable environmental educators and naturalists.
Contact Joel Charnick at 818-889-5500 ext. 106 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info and upcoming dates.