Spend an entire weekend experiencing Shabbat, having fun and participating in Jewish learning with other members of our congregational family. Congregation Etz Chaim family retreats are held on the grounds of OSRUI (Olin-Sang-Ruby-Union Institute) located in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin approximately 125 miles from the synagogue.
At retreat, multiple programs for all ages are offered so participants can choose which ones they want to attend, based on the theme of the weekend.
Do you enjoy learning in a discussion group?
Do you prefer a more hands-on approach?
Do you like to be outdoors moving around? No problem! We have it all!
Adults will enjoy a variety of engaging and stimulating programs. There is separate, age appropriate activities for the kids. Equally important, there is plenty of time built in for schmoozing, so you can get to know other members of our Jewish community better.
Communal meals are held in the dining hall and are always fun. You get to sit with different people while eating family style and end each meal with an energetic song session.
School-age children sleep in a camp cabin under the supervision of college-age counselors. Adults have rooms in the other buildings at camp, most with a private bathroom. Younger children stay with their parents.
No child is too young! No adult is too old! All are welcome- singles, couples, families, everyone and anyone – to come learn, pray, eat, relax, sing and just enjoy Shabbat for an entire weekend!