Join us for beautiful Midrasha weekends of Shabbat: including, nature, friends, fun, relaxation and more!
Date: October 16 & 17th, 2021
Time: Saturday 16th 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Sunday 17th 9:30am - 3pm
Location: Sequoia Lodge in Oakland
(in partnership with Berkeley Oakland Midrasha)
Date: December 3-4, 2021
Overnight Retreat at Camp Arroyo in Livermore
Date: March 25 - 27, 2022
Location: Camp Loma Mar in Pescadero
Bay Kesher Retreat/Shabbaton
...a weekend with teens from ALL OVER the Bay Area!
Here's a quick look at some of the highlights of the Fall Retreat!
About Bay Yachad Retreat 3/25 - 27 2022
Bay Yachad Retreat Important Info: Turn in your Covid test results please
Bring this to the bus!!!
Friday, March 25, 2022: Bus will be ready at 1:45 pm for departure at 2 pm
2pm = Stop #1 Danville Park n' Ride off Sycamore Valley Road, Highway 680
215pm = Stop #2 B'nai Tikvah - 25 Hillcroft Way Walnut Creek
300pm = Stop #3 Edah/Studio 70 - 1009 Camelia Street Berkeley
345pm = Stop #4 Stonestown Galleria corner of Winston & 19th Ave. near MacDonald's
445pm = Final Destination @ Camp Loma Mar Pescadero
9900 Pescadero Creek Rd, Loma Mar, CA 94021
NO CELL SERVICE AT CAMP: Emergency phone: (650) 879-0223
Sunday, March 27, 2022
1130am = Stop #1 @ Camp Loma Mar in Pescadero at 9900 Pescadero Creek Rd, Loma Mar, CA 94021 (leave no later than noon)
1230pm = Stop #2 @ Stonestown Galleria at the corner of Winston & 19th Ave., near the MacDonald's in San Francisco
115pm = Stop #3 @ Edah/Studio 70 - 1009 Camelia Street in Berkeley
200pm = Stop #4 @ B'nai Tikvah - 25 Hillcroft Way in Walnut Creek
220pm = Stop #5 @ Danville Park n' Ride off Sycamore Valley Road on Highway 680
A mask or two and a refillable water bottle, flashlight, warm clothing (i.e. hoodie, windbreaker, thick jacket, rain coat, close-toed shoes)
Overnight Essentials (i.e. bedding, pillow, medicines, toothbrush, toothpaste, a towel, shower supplies, and anything else your teen needs)
Talent Show Essentials (We will be holding a talent show on Saturday night! Teens are encouraged to bring instruments or other items that help showcase their talents)
Do you LOVE time in nature? Singing Havdalah under the stars? Spending Shabbat with 100 of your closest Jewish teen friends? Learning about the environment? Then join us for all the retreats (or just one or two) this year! Please RSVP before then in order to avoid late rsvp fees and to reserve your spot on the bus.
Spend meaningful Shabbat weekends on retreat with all your Midrasha friends in the stunning redwood forests of the Santa Cruz Mountains (for Fall & Winter) or the Oakland Hills. Teens from all Midrasha campuses will join together for amazing Midrasha retreat weekends all year.
Even if you've pre-paid for retreats, you need to RSVP for each retreat
Midrasha teens who attend retreats build a stronger Jewish identity through friendship and fun. Teens spend the weekend celebrating Shabbat, hanging out, hiking, playing games, getting to know each other and enjoying fun Saturday night activities where the highlight is always Havdalah, dancing and singing with the amazing, Eric Schoen!
Anyone who rsvp's after the RSVP deadline date/s will be subject to a $100 late fee in order to register. Pre-payment for the retreats is mandatory. Contra Costa Midrasha requires pre-payment for all teens attending retreats so that we can hire enough busses and staff to plan a great weekend.
Here are a few exceptions for this pre-payment and billing policy...
Most of you have already paid a $200 retreat deposit, which will cover the cost of the Fall Retreat.
Did you pre-pay in full? We still need an official RSVP for your teen. Click on that option and then on check-out page you click "invoice me" and your teen will be RSVP'ed and you won't owe anything further.
If you need a scholarship or payment plan, still RSVP here and... Please do three things... One - on the "scholarship/payment plan" question, use the space provided to help us understand your need/request. Two - when you get to the payment page, choose the "invoice me" option. Three - Send an e-mail request no later than the RSVP deadline to the CCM office at firstname.lastname@example.org, with your scholarship and/or payment plan request. Late scholarship requests cannot be guaranteed.
Families who do not belong to our partner synagogues are asked to pay an additional $60 fee.
*Pricing for retreats is still being determined for the 2021-22 year. They will be finalized by the time we publish the RSVP pages. Thanks!*
Please understand that if your teen decides not to attend the retreat at the last minute, you are still responsible for paying for the retreat. A partial amount can be reimbursed. During check-out, please use the "special instructions" section to let us know about any food allergies or other issues you want to bring to our attention.
For this retreat, we will be carpooling to Berkeley. Please let us know if you can carpool by clicking on the carpool option below.