Midrasha retreats WIX

Retreats 2021-22

Join us for beautiful Midrasha weekends of Shabbat: including, nature, friends, fun, relaxation and more!


Date: November 11th-13th, 2022

Location: Pescadero, Ca

Date:  January 27th-29th

Location: Pescadero, Ca


Date: March 24th-26th

Location: Pescadero, Ca


Here's a quick look at some of the highlights of the Fall 2021 Retreat!

Magical Midrasha Retreats 2022-23

Fall Retreat Bus Schedule:

Friday, November 11 Dropoff:

Danville Park n' Ride off Sycamore Valley Road, Highway 680 - Bus Arrives at 12pm

B'nai Tikvah - 25 Hillcroft Way Walnut Creek - Bus Arrives at 12:30pm

JCC East Bay - 1414 Walnut Street Berkeley - Bus Arrives at 1:30pm

Stonestown Galleria 3251 20th Avenue San Francisco - Bus Arrives at 2:30pm

Sunday, November 13 Pickup:

  1. Stownstown Galleria 3251 20th Avenue San Francisco - Bus Arrives at 11:30 pm

  2. JCC East Bay - 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley - Bus Arrives at 12:45pm

  3. B'nai Tikvah - 25 Hillcroft Way, Walnut Creek - Bus Arrives at 1:35pm

  4. Danville Park n' Ride off Sycamore Valley Road, Highway 680 - Bus Arrives at 2pm

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


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 devra.aarons@ccmidrasha.com, 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.

Questions?  Contact Devra at Contra Costa Midrasha at devra.aarons@ccmidrasha.com or call at (925) 944-4701. Thank you!