Jewish Women’s Getaway

Finding Balance: Listening to our Authentic Selves

Bring your mother, sister, grandmother, best friend, or come solo and meet other amazing women looking to build their community of Jewish friends! Surrounded by the beauty of nature, we will explore how to find balance as we create, eat, drink, laugh, learn, sing and study together and learn to listen to our authentic selves. This women-only retreat will have everything you need to relax your mind, rejuvenate your body, and fill your spirit. Share delicious 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.

Last year’s amazing group of women


Start: Sunday, November 5, 2017
End: Wednesday, November 8, 2017




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Book Discussion books have been chosen!

We are so excited to have two AMAZING book discussions this year, led by Rabbi Analia Bortz and Rabbi Danielle Upbin-Weizman.

Our fiction book: The Ladies Auxiliary, by Tova Mirvis.

Our Non-Fiction Book: Minding the Temple of the Soul: Balancing Body, Mind & Spirit through Traditional Jewish Prayer, Movement and Meditation by Tamar Frankiel and Judy Greenfeld.

Get your books TODAY!

Housing Descriptions

Cabins are spacious, winterized and nestled throughout the campus. Cabins are spacious, winterized and nestled throughout the campus. Each cabin offers a dorm-style bunking area and private twin rooms with shared stalls, showers, and sinks. All cabin rates are based on shared space with other women. Linens are provided but beds are not made up. *Private room within the bunk is available on a first come basis.

All hotel rooms have a private bathroom, table, and chairs, heating and air conditioning, complimentary toiletries, and bed and bath linens. These hotels are located up a steep hill with stairs, boardwalk and walking paths to the main areas of the campus.

Standard rooms have two queen beds. Some connecting rooms are available.


Deluxe hotel rooms are larger rooms with either 2 queen beds or 1 king bed, a deluxe tub and a mini-fridge. The deluxe rooms in the Welcome Center are an easy, flat walk to the Levine Center where meals are served and most of the action takes place.

Some connecting rooms are available.



All cottages are brand new with a kitchenette, private patio, bathroom with walk-in shower, king sized bed and sleeper sofa. These beautiful cottages are located on our new board walk with both stair and ramp access to the main areas of the campus.

Cabin Housing $390.00
Standard Hotel - Double Occupancy $430.00
Standard Hotel - Single Occupancy $560.00
Deluxe Hotel - Double Occupancy $475.00
Deluxe Hotel - Single Occupancy $600.00
Cottage - Double Occupancy $550.00
Cottage - Single Occupancy $670.00


Rabbis in-Residence:

Rabbi Dr. Analia Bortz

Rabbi Dr. Analia Bortz, MD, Bioethicist, was ordained in 1994 at the Seminario Rabínico Latinoamericano, Marshall T. Meyer as the first woman Rabbi in Latin America. Dr. Analia Bortz is a medical doctor with postdoctoral studies in Bioethics.

Rabbi Analia is the founder of “Hope for Seeds,” a group for women struggling with sterility and infertility. Rabbi Analia is a Senior Rabbinic Fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, Israel. Rabbi Analia was awarded the Community Hero in 2011 and was one of the Women of Achievement of Georgia’s YWCA in 2012.

Rabbi Analia serves as a board member of FIDF, JNF, ICM. Inspired by the words of Abraham Joshua Heschel, Rabbi Analia describes her vocations as follows: “Medicine is Religion in Acts and Religion is Medicine in Prayers”.

Rabbi Analia along with her husband, Rabbi Mario Karpuj, are the co-founder rabbis of Congregation Or Hadash. They are also the proud parents of Tamar and Adina.


Rabbi Danielle Upbin

Rabbi Danielle Upbin is originally from New York City. She graduated with honors from Barnard College, Columbia University, with a BA in Political Science and Minor in Theater. Rabbi Upbin was ordained from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 2002 also having received a Masters in Hebrew Letters. Upon ordination, she received awards in homiletics and in writings on the Middle East peace process. Rabbi Upbin has lived and studied in Israel, including a year of intensive study in Jewish mysticism, Hasidism and art in Jerusalem and Tzefat. Rabbi Upbin served as rabbinic intern at Makor/Steinhardt Center of the 92nd Street Y in New York City and at The Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation on Long Island. She was also a chaplain in the Disaster Services for the Red Cross after 9/11 in New York City. In addition to her rabbinic studies, Rabbi Upbin is a professionally trained singer and a past member of the Screen Actors Guild. Leading Jewish prayer in a joyous and soulful manner is one of Rabbi Upbin’s passions. She has served as rabbi-in-resident at numerous Conservative congregations around the country, teaching about prayer and leading services. Currently, Rabbi Upbin is the Associate Rabbi and Shlichat Tzibur (prayer leader) at Congregation Beth Shalom in Clearwater, FL. She has studied meditation, Hassidism and yoga with the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, among other places, and brings a spiritual and uplifting dynamic to her leadership. She is actively involved in a local Interfaith Coalition, Pinellas County Board of Rabbis, Hadassah, and has served on the board of the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg. She is a champion of Jewish education and enjoys spreading the love of Torah with students of all ages. Rabbi Upbin resides in Clearwater, FL with her husband, Rabbi David Weizman, and their four children.



View a sample Jewish Women’s Getaway Program Guide


Emily Kaiman, Retreat Center Program Coordinator
Phone: (404) 531-0801 Ext. 9221


Ramah Darom
70 Darom Lane
Clayton, GA 30525 United States

Phone: (706) 782-9300

Elissa Vessal, FL

“Mountain Air, Perfect Fall Colored Leaves, Cocktails Before gourmet dinner and lots of really fun ladies. Each year I count the days to go back to JWG no different than a kid anticipating summer camp.”