Southern Schmooze Shabbaton

Celebrating and Connecting Small Jewish Communities in the South

Feb. 14-16, 2020

President’s Day Weekend


Southern Schmooze at Ramah Darom is an opportunity for participating southeast synagogue communities to connect as a congregation and celebrate Jewish life as a region. 

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. 

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Accommodations & Pricing

Housing Descriptions

Community Cabins are modern, heated cabins with hardwood floors and a screened-in porch and communal center room. Each Community Cabin will house four families or couples. There are 4 private rooms per Cabin, with two twin beds for the adults, dorm-style bunk beds for children, and 2-4 bathroom areas with walk-in showers. They have space for children to play and gather with friends. Bed and bath linen sets will be provided. Community Cabins are ideal for congregations to share among members, and have been priced at a discounted price of $500 per family (2 adults and up to 5 children).  

All hotel rooms have a private bathroom, table and chairs, heating and air conditioning, complimentary toiletries, and bed and bath linens. Most hotel rooms have 2 queen beds, some have 1 king or 2 full beds. $299 per adult and $99 per child for double occupancy, $450 for a single-occupancy adult. If you are a family of 4 or more and would like a separate hotel room for your children (teen and child ages), you will be charged an additional fee of $150 for the 2nd room. 


Pricing is based on accommodations.

Housing Pricing
Cabin $500/Family
2 adult and up to 5 children

$250/additional adult

Adult-Hotel Double Occupancy $299/Person
Adult - Hotel Single Occupancy $450/Person
Chid (ages 3-15) - Hotel room with Adult $99/Child
2020 Partner Congregations

We are honored to welcome the following congregations from around the Southeast to Ramah Darom for our inaugural Southern Schmooze Shabbaton:


Agudath Israel – Etz Ahayem Synagogue

Montgomery, AL
Rabbi Scott Kramer

Cong. B’nai Zion

Chattanooga, TN
Rabbi Susie Tendler 

Cong. Beth Israel

Greenville, SC
Rabbi Matthew Marko

Cong. Beth Shalom

Columbia, SC
Rabbi Jonathan Case

Cong. Gesher L’Torah

Johns Creek, GA
Rabbi Michael Bernstein

West End Synagogue

Nashville, TN
Rabbi Joshua Kullock


Emily Kaiman, Retreat Center Program Manager
Phone: 404.531.0801 ext. 9221
Email: ekaiman@ramahdarom.org


Ramah Darom
70 Darom Lane
Clayton, GA 30525

Phone: (706) 782-9300

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