Southern Schmooze Shabbaton

Southern Schemage

Celebrating and Connecting Small Jewish Communities in the South

Meet you at Ramah Darom polaroid photo of fire pit with wood benches and the Levine Center in the background.February 2-4, 2024

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. 

2024 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.

Payment can be made via credit card, e-check or mailed check. If paying via credit card, a 2.5% fee will be added to cover the processing fees charged to Ramah Darom by the credit card companies. There is no fee to pay via e-check or mailed check. Please ensure mailed checks reach our Atlanta offices by the payment due date indicated.

Guests Accommodation & Upgrades Price
Adults & Children (3+) Cabins & Hotel Rooms $175/person
Children (2 and under) $36/child
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 30339

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made by January 19, 2024, are eligible for a 50% refund, minus the initial deposit. No refunds will be given after January 20, 2024. If you have symptoms of illness or believe you have been directly exposed to a communicable disease, we ask that you not attend the program to avoid the risk of transmission to our other guests and staff. We highly recommend purchasing Trip Protection Insurance as we are not able to refund you in the event of a last-minute cancellation.


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.Linens are provided, but beds are not made up. 

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. 

2024 Partner Communities

Greenville, SC

Congregation Beth Israel

Chattanooga, TN

B’nai Zion Congregation


Montgomery, AL

Agudath Israel

Agudath Israel Etz Ahayem

Savannah GA

Congregation Agudath Achim

Agudath Achim


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

Health Protocols & Vaccination Policies
Travel & Packing

Check-in: Friday, February 2, 2024
L’hitraot: Sunday, February 4, 2024

Ramah Darom is two hours from Atlanta, in Clayton, GA. Please download and print these Driving Directions and bring them with you when you travel. GPS shortcuts can lead you to dangerous mountain roads!

Ramah Darom does not offer transportation from the Atlanta airport to campus for this retreat as there is not typically a large interest or need. If you have difficulty coordinating travel to Ramah Darom’s campus, please contact retreats@ramahdarom.org and we will assist you. Ultimately, we do not want this to hinder your participation in this program.

Please use this Packing List as a guide and bring any specific items that you feel are necessary for your health, safety and enjoyment.


Register Today!


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.