Southern Schmooze Shabbaton

Southern Schemage

Celebrating and Connecting Small Jewish Communities in the South

February 3-5, 2023


Meet you at Ramah Darom polaroid photo of fire pit with wood benches and the Levine Center in the background.Southern Schmooze at Ramah Darom is an opportunity for participating Southeast synagogue communities to connect as individual congregations and celebrate Jewish life as a region. Please note while most of Ramah Darom’s signature Jewish experiential retreats are open to all, Southern Schmooze is for partnering synagogues and communities ONLY. 

Interested in bringing your small Jewish community to Southern Schmooze? Please reach out to retreats@ramahdarom.org.

About Southern Schmooze

Our Southern Schmooze Shabbaton will provide opportunities for you to sing, eat, learn and play with members from your home congregation while also giving you the chance to connect with small Jewish congregations from around the Southeast. Come together to share in the joys and challenges of being a part of a growing and vibrant Southern Jewish Community!  

The weekend will be complete with spirited prayer services, kids programming, delicious kosher food and evening childcare for our youngest participants.  

*Transportation around campus will be available during the program for those needing mobility assistance. 

2023 Rates & Payment Information

All-inclusive rates are per person and include comfortable accommodations, delicious kosher meals, snacks and beverages, and all activities.

A $50 non-refundable deposit for each adult will be processed when the registration application is submitted. Payment is due in full 1 month before the program start date.

Guests Accommodation & Upgrades Price
Adults & Children (3+) Cabins & Hotel Rooms $175/person
Children (2 and under) FREE
Additional Hotel Room +$100
Cottage Upgrade +$200
Mini Fridge $25
Pack N' Play FREE

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made by January 6, 2023, are eligible for a 50% refund. No refunds will be made after January 6, 2023. This policy includes cancellation due to quarantine after exposure or the result of a positive COVID test. Therefore, we strongly encourage Trip Protection Insurance.


Housing Descriptions


Multi Family Cabin

Cabins are spacious and nestled throughout the campus. Each cabin offers a dorm-style bunking area and private twin rooms. Linens are provided but beds are not made up. Some cabins are single-family with a private bunk room and bathroom for your family, others are multi-family style where two families share a bathroom area and bunk beds but parent rooms are still private. Requests for single vs. multi-family cabin styles are first come, first served but not guaranteed. Cabin reservations are available for parties with three paid participants or more.
Hotel Rooms

Hotel Room Beds

These rooms feature two queen beds and a private bathroom. Additional rooms are available for larger families at a discounted rate.

No roll-away beds are available, but we do offer Pack N’ Plays.

We will do our best to accommodate housing requests on a first-come, first-served basis, but cannot guarantee. 

2022 Partner Communities

Greensboro, NC

Greensboro Jewish Federation logoGreensboro Jewish Federation

Beth David Synagogue logo

Beth David Synagogue

B’nai Shalom Day School

Chattanooga, TN

Bnai Zion Congregation

B’nai Zion Congregation

Mobile, AL

Congregation Ahavas Chesed

Montgomery, AL

Agudath Israel

Agudath Israel Etz Ahayem


If you are interested in bringing your small Jewish community to Southern Schmooze, please reach out to retreats@ramahdarom.org.

Vaccination Policy & Covid-19 Protocols

Vaccination Policy

Ramah Darom requires that all guests and visitors, including children of all ages, follow the vaccination requirements recommended by the Center for Disease Control’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

Note that not all states have the same requirements, but ALL vaccinations recommended by the ACIP are required at Ramah Darom Retreats.

Retreat registration forms will ask guests to certify that they, and all members of their immediate family attending a Retreat, meet all immunization requirements. We will not require guests to submit their medical records except in exceptional circumstances.

Please read our Covid-19 Prevention Protocols.

If you receive a positive COVID-19 test result in the days leading up to the retreat and are unable to attend, we are unfortunately not able to refund your payment due to upfront costs. Therefore, we highly recommend purchasing Trip Protection Insurance.


Ramah Darom is two hours from Atlanta, in Clayton, GA.

Driving Directions


Please reach out to retreats@ramahdarom.org or call 404.531.0801


Ramah Darom: 70 Darom Lane, Clayton, GA 30525