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. 

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Please see our Covid Prevention Protocols for Retreats at Ramah Darom.

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

If you choose to pay by check, please mail to:

Ramah Darom
6400 Powers Ferry Rd
Suite 215
Atlanta, GA 30360

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made by January 19, 2023, are eligible for a 50% refund. No refunds will be given after January 20, 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 shared cabins where two families share a bathroom area and bunk beds but parent rooms are still private. Requests for single vs. shared 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. 

2023 Partner Communities

Columbia, SC

Beth Shalom Synagogue

Beth Shalom Synagogue

Greenville, SC

Congregation Beth Israel

Chattanooga, TN

B’nai Zion Congregation


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 Prevention Protocols

Vaccination Policy & Covid 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


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


Ramah Darom: 70 Darom Lane, Clayton, GA 30525

Here are more ways to experience Ramah Darom:
Ramah Darom has a full line-up of family-friendly and adult-only Jewish experiential programs on our breathtaking North Georgia mountain campus. From LimmudFestBook It To Shabbat with PJ Library, Jewish Women’s Getaway, Winter Break Family Camp, PJ Grand Getaway and our new culinary adventure, B’teavon, to Passover Retreat to Camp Ramah Darom and Camp Yofi, Ramah Darom has programs for every age and stage.