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 synagogues and communities to connect and celebrate Jewish life as a Southeast 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 Rebecca Guttman.

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. 

2022 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 & Add Ons Price
Adults & Children (3+) Cabins & Hotel Rooms $175 per person
Children (2 and under) FREE
Additional Hotel Room $100
Pack N' Play FREE

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made by February 25, 2022 are eligible for a 50% refund. No refunds will be made after February 25, 2022. This policy includes cancellation due to quarantine after exposure or the result of a positive COVID test. Therefore, we strongly encourage Trip Protection Insurance.

2022 Accommodations

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 Rebecca Guttman.

2022 Immunizations & Other Policies

Immunization Policy

Guests attending a Ramah Darom Retreat must provide confirmation that they have read the Ramah Darom Immunization Policy and are up-to-date on all required vaccinations. 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.

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


Ramah Darom requires all attendees, staff and visitors who are eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to complete full vaccination two weeks prior to the beginning of the program they are attending. This includes the Covid booster where indicated.

Please also see 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.

Pet Policy

Please note that NO pets of any kind may join you for your stay onsite, for any length of time.


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

Driving Directions

If you are interested in bringing your small Jewish community to Southern Schmooze, please reach out to Rebecca Guttman.



Rebecca Guttman
Guest Relations & Sales Associate

Phone: 470.231.0792
Email: rguttman@ramahdarom.org


Ramah Darom: 70 Darom Lane, Clayton, GA 30525