Our Programs

Join us for our spectacular programming celebrating Jewish living and learning!

Jewish Women’s Getaway

NOVEMBER 5-8, 2017

Bring your mother, sister, grandmother, best friend, or come solo and meet other amazing women looking to build their community of Jewish friends at the Ramah Darom Jewish Women’s Getaway! Surrounded by the beauty of nature, we will explore our sense of gratitude as we create, eat, drink, laugh, learn, sing, and study together. This women’s-only weekend will have everything you need to relax, rejuvenate your body, and fill your spirit. Share delicious chef-prepared meals and craft cocktails with friends. Connect to your Jewish spirituality through song, prayer, and reflection. Let your creativity run wild as you create works of art in the art studio. Indulge in relaxation with yoga, a spa night, massages, and more.

Book it to Shabbat: A Ramah Darom and PJ Library Family Retreat

OCTOBER 20-22, 2017

Get on a plane, drive your car, or start walking and Book It To Shabbat! Join us for a family weekend full of building community, meeting new friends and playing in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains. This special Shabbat, designed for families with children ages 2-10, will feature a stellar PJ Library guest author, and will include story time in Sammy Spider’s “web”, scavenger hunts, kid-friendly Shabbat services, and more. From rock climbing and waterfall hiking, to parents-only porch parties and an unforgettable Shabbat experience, this unique opportunity for you and your whole family is one you don’t want to miss!

Farm 2 Table B’shevat and Green Festival

JANUARY 26-28, 2018

Come for a family-friendly weekend to celebrate Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish festival of trees with delicious, locally-sourced, Kosher meals prepared by our stellar Ramah Darom catering team in partnership with a farm to table guest chef. Experience ways YOU can make a difference EVERYDAY through learning about Tu B’Shevat, food ethics, and the Jewish perspective on environmental conservation. Try your hand at farm to table cooking, enjoy hikes and meditation, and work the land to plant and preserve our new Ramah Darom orchard!

Can’t come for the whole weekend? Join us on Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm for the first Farm 2 Table Green Festival at Ramah Darom! Enjoy an amazing Farm to Table lunch and participate in projects and hands-on workshops. We will have something for all ages, from gardening and recycled craft projects to beer brewing, yoga, personal care product making and much more!

Passover Celebration 2018

Dates TBD

There’s nothing like celebrating the holiday of Pesach at Ramah Darom. Families from all over the globe gather together with us to create a marvelous extended family and community. Our all-inclusive holiday has everything you need to celebrate a meaningful, fun and relaxing holiday with your family and friends – new and old.

Year after year, our Passover vacation family comes back for this extraordinary, unique family retreat.

Enjoy a rare opportunity to spend time learning and exploring Jewish life, culture, texts and history with a diverse mix of distinguished scholars, leaders and thinkers. Our communal Seders are led by engaging, scholarly rabbinical leaders. You may also choose to enjoy your own semiprivate Seder with space reserved just for your group. Throughout the week your family can choose from hundreds of programs, trips, activities and lectures, including everything from woodworking and fly fishing to waterfall hikes and campfires!

See a sample Passover schedule click here.
Click here for 2017 Dates and Rates PDF.
Click here to register.

Solar Eclipse Shabbat

AUGUST 18-21, 2017

For the first time in 26 years, a total solar eclipse will occur in the United States, and Clayton, GA happens to be THE only location in Georgia in the path of a full view of the eclipse! Celebrate this opportunity of a lifetime with us by spending the weekend together at Ramah Darom learning about and preparing for the solar eclipse, complete with a Shabbat celebration, solar art projects, Jewish and scientific learning sessions and activities, special eclipse viewing glasses and more.

Winter Break Family Camp

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 – Monday, January 1, 2018

You’ll never have to plan another winter vacation again! Winter Break Family Camp at Ramah Darom is beyond fun. You and your family will enjoy countless hours of time together (and time apart!) participating in fun activities, workshops, hikes, games, musical performances, a beautiful Shabbat Ramah-style and more! Our New Year’s Eve gala is second to none and you’ll eat to your heart’s content the entire week with delicious meals prepared by our very own Chef Todd. Join us for this unforgettable experience next winter break and leave the planning to us!

New Programs for 2018

Tinker Torah: A Maker Space for Jewish Teens

FEBRUARY 18-19, 2018

Judaism has so many items which are made and crafted as part of the mitzvah and experience of “Doing Jewish”. From blueprints in the Torah of Noah’s Ark, the menorah and Beit Hamikdash, to the challah, Sukkahs and kippot that we make today, there are many ways in which you can learn about Jewish rituals and objects through tinkering. Teens in 7th – 12th grade are invited to spend 2 days experimenting, crafting, building and innovating with professional Makers to learn about Jewish items and their construction.

#JewishATL Hackathon

Coming in Spring 2018

Is the Atlanta Jewish community set up to answer to the needs of millenials and future generations? Is it an attractive community to the influx of potential new Jews moving to Atlanta as part of the predicted population boom in the city? Are there ways in which innovation is being stifled in the Atlanta Jewish community because the right people are not connected to the right resources? All Jewish leaders, innovators, investors and thinkers are invited to the table as we spend an intensive 2 days working on these questions and more, to rethink and reshape the future of the Atlanta Jewish community together.

For more information or to sign up for an event, email Emily Kaiman, Retreat Center Program Coordinator, at ekaiman@ramahdarom.org.