The Rabbinic Kallah at Wildacres
August 4-10, 2016


Each summer the Greater Carolinas Association of Rabbis (GCAR) sponsors The Rabbinic Kallah at Wildacres in the magnificent setting of western North Carolina. The kallah features an outstanding Jewish scholar for a six-day rabbinic seminar attended by Conservative, Orthodox, Reconstructionist, Reform, and Traditional rabbis and their families. We join together for study, Wildacres photo2prayer, discussion, debate, relaxation, and camaraderie. Rabbis and family members come from towns and congregations ranging from very small to very large, and from as far away as Florida and Canada. We enjoy the seminars, kosher cuisine and egalitarian minyanim, and joyously observe Shabbat together. The program includes arts and crafts for family members and entertainment every evening. Participants are invited to lead davening, give divrei-Torah, read Torah and Haftarah on shabbat, and lead study sessions. On occasion the schedule is arranged to provide free time for touring, relaxing, family, and shmoozing with friends. Children’s activities and programs are also available.

Wildacres is a 1,600-acre retreat founded in 1946 and located atop a mountain off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Little Switzerland, North Carolina, near Asheville. The view is breathtakingly beautiful and the week at Wildacres is a week like no other.

Join us on the mountaintop in western North Carolina for extraordinary scholarship, chevreh, spirituality, peer-led learning and great Jewish conversation!

Grow your rabbinateGrow your chevrehGrow your spirit!