Kallah 2020


July 30-August 5, 2020

Talmud Torah as a Spiritual Practice

Rabbi Vivie Mayer

Rabbi Vivie Mayer will be our scholar in 2020. She is the Director of the Mechina Program and the Beit Midrash at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC). She lived in Israel for seven years, teaching ESL in schools and teaching Jewish studies to adults. From Israel, Vivie and her family moved to Durham, NC, where she met and studied with Rabbi Steve Sager. Inspired by Steve’s creative and engaging rabbinate, Vivie decided to attend RRC. After graduation, she became rabbi of Congregation B’nai Israel in Danbury, CT for ten years abd served as a chaplain for Jewish women at the nearby Federal Correctional Institution. A graduate of Shefa Gold’s Kol Zimra Chant Leadership Program, Vivie teaches in the Aleph Ordination Program, and composes Jewish songs. She contributed an article to The Women’s Haftarah Commentary (2004) and a chapter to Chapters of the Heart: Jewish Women Sharing the Torah of Our Lives (2013).  Her article, “Talmud Torah as Spiritual Practice,” in the online forum Evolve, provides the rubric for our theme .

The Rabbinic Kallah at Wildacres has been likened to “Rabbi Camp” and filled with great learning, chevreh, and ruach. This trans-denominational boutique conference is an opportunity for colleagues to broaden their knowledge, their friendships, and their spirits in a unique mountain-air retreat setting (see the many testimonials below). Bring your family and join colleagues in an idyllic setting, complete with excellent study, meaningful davening, delicious kosher food, comfortable accommodations, fine entertainment, and terrific activities for all ages. Fees include room, linens/towels, food, gratuities, and study/art materials. Limited scholarships may be available. If you are new this year, please deduct 25% of the fees!

Join us at The Rabbinic Kallah at Wildacres and experience a week like no other!

Spouse/Adult 13 and over*$480
Child 6-12*$220
Child 3-5*$160
Child under 3 n/c
Single Supplement$120
*Rabbinical students and first timers receive 25% discount on fees. Fees are based on double occupancy. Single participants are encouraged to share room (all roommate requests will be honored if possible), and a single supplement will be required for each room occupied by only one adult. Young children will share a room with her/his parents; young siblings may share a room. Children may bring a non-relative guest their age. Sitters for younger children are welcome (they may be asked to share a room with the children for whom they’re responsible).
PLEASE NOTE: This summer our kallah begins during Tisha B’Av. For those who wish to avoid travel during the fast day, you may choose to arrive one day early (additional $20 per person, including pre-fast meal at 6pm, July 29) to join the Wildacres Interfaith Institute for the beginning of the Tisha B’Av observance.

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REGISTER HERE. Questions? Email gcarwildacres@gmail.com.

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