Jewish Women’s Getaway
November 7-10, 2021
Reconnect with others, rediscover community, enjoy inspiring sessions and have FUN!
Jewish Women’s Getaway (JWG) at Ramah Darom is an unforgettable experience and a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with others and rediscover community! Explore your unique Jewish journeys through art, music and other creative mediums, build community and having fun in the North Georgia mountains.
During this 4-day, 3-night getaway, you’ll enjoy delicious, healthy kosher cuisine, hotel-style, cabin or cottage accommodation, and all the beauty that surrounds you on our 185-acre breathtaking Kaplan Mitchell campus in Clayton, Georgia.
Please see our COVID-19 Prevention Protocols.
Jewish Women’s Getaway looks to build connections and community for Jewish Women while delving into our rich tradition and exploring it through art, music and other creative mediums. We hope to inspire women to explore their unique Jewish journeys while enjoying nature, adventure and delicious, healthy kosher cuisine.
What you can look forward to:
- Kavannot/Track Times: Immersive tracks in art, theater/comedy, writing and music led by professional artists and educators to help us explore our theme of Blessings.
- Chugim/Elective Activities: Outdoor adventures and fitness, complete with hiking, ropes courses, yoga and more, arts and crafts, and participant-led sessions.
- Community Sicha/Conversation Time: Dive into meaningful conversations about this year’s theme of “Blessings”.
- Z’man Keyf/Social/Fun Times: Evenings, meals and afternoon wellness hours provide an opportunity for YOU time. Connect with friends, new and old, take a walk or just relax on the porch, marvel at the changing leaves, a glass of wine (or tea) in hand.
Check out our photo gallery to get a taste of the magic.
Rabbi Lauren Henderson
She earned her BA from Rice University in 2009 in Religious Studies and History and studied at the Pardes Institute in Jerusalem and the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in Los Angeles before transferring to the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. She was ordained from JTS in 2016 with an MA in Midrash and a Certificate in Pastoral Care. Rabbi Lauren was part of the Jewish Emergent Network Rabbinic Fellowship at Mishkan Chicago from 2016-2018 and then served as Mishkan’s Associate Rabbi and Director of Family Learning and Spirituality from 2018-2020.
She is passionate about the intersections of mindfulness, Torah, music, and tikkun olam, and finds her connection to the Divine on hiking trails, in hospital rooms, and in moments of vulnerability. She is married to Joel Dworkin, an outdoor experiential educator and a brilliant home chef, and they have an adorable dog named Sophie.
Eliana Light works with Jewish communities worldwide to unlock the wonders of our sacred heritage through meaningful music, powerful prayer, excellent education and creative consulting. She is the author of Hebrew in Harmony, a curriculum published by Behrman House that teaches prayer and Hebrew through music, and the founder and director of the G!D Project, an educational initiative focused on accessible, meaningful conversations about G!D and spirituality through ritual, text and creative expression. Eliana received her Masters in Jewish Experiential Education from the Davidson School at JTS in 2016 and is based in Durham, NC.
Liz Alpern is co-author of The Gefilte Manifesto: New Recipes for Old World Jewish Foods (Flatiron Books, 2016) and co-owner of The Gefilteria, a food venture that’s been reimagining Old World Jewish Foods since 2012. She is also the creator of Queer Soup Night, a global event series highlighting the talent of queer chefs and raising funds for locally-based social justice organizations. Liz received her MBA from Baruch College’s Zicklin School. Her passion for food extends to the world of food systems, and she serves a consultant for national non-profit organization, Fair Food Network. Liz lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Cabins are spacious and nestled throughout the campus. Each cabin offers a dorm-style bunking area and private twin rooms with shared stalls, showers, and sinks. All cabin rates are based on shared space. Linens are provided but beds are not made up. The private room within each cabin is available on a first-come basis.
We have four hotels on our 185-acre campus.
All hotel rooms have a private bathroom, a table and two chairs, heating and air conditioning, complimentary toiletries, and bed and bath linens.
Marcus Lodge (ML) and Mountainside Hotel (MSH) hotels are located up a steep hill with stairs, boardwalk and walking paths to the main areas of the campus. These standard hotel rooms each have a bathtub shower. Some connecting rooms are available.
The Welcome Center (WC) and Lakeside Hotel (LH) hotel rooms are larger with either 2 queen beds or 1 king bed and a deluxe tub. Some connecting rooms are available.
The Welcome Center is an easy, flat walk to the Levine Center where meals are served and most of the action takes place. The Lakeside Hotel is up a steep hill close to the lake and not far from the Levine Center.
Our most luxurious accommodations! Beautiful studio-style houses with a kitchenette, private patio, bathroom with walk-in shower, a king-sized bed and a sleeper sofa. Four 1-bedroom cottages are available, and there is one 2-bedroom cottage available. The 2-bedroom can be reserved as either two single adult rooms, one single and one double adult, or two double adults. These beautiful cottages are located on the mountainside of our campus off right near the boardwalk with both stair and ramp access to the main areas of the campus.
All-inclusive price is per person for 4 days, 3 nights and is based on accommodations. Price includes all housing, meals, snacks, drink and activities.
More information coming soon.
More information coming soon.
Becca Guttman, Guest Relations Coordinator
70 Darom Lane
Clayton, GA 30525
Phone: (706) 782-9300
Elissa Vessal, FL
“Mountain Air, Perfect Fall Colored Leaves, Cocktails Before gourmet dinner and lots of really fun ladies. Each year I count the days to go back to JWG no different than a kid anticipating summer camp.”