Jewish Women’s Getaway
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November 5-8, 2023
Discover community, express your creativity, enjoy inspiring sessions and have FUN!
Jewish Women’s Getaway (JWG) at Ramah Darom is an unforgettable experience and an opportunity to explore your unique Jewish journeys through art, music, comedy, culinary creations and more as you build community and have fun in the North Georgia mountains.
During this 4-day, 3-night getaway, you’ll enjoy delicious, healthy kosher cuisine prepared by Ramah Darom’s Executive Chef and culinary team, comfortable accommodations, a variety of classes and all the beauty that surrounds you on our 185-acre breathtaking Kaplan Mitchell campus in Clayton, Georgia.
- Kavanot (Tracks) Time: Immersive creative tracks led by professional artists and educators.
- Chuggim (Electives): Outdoor adventures, fitness, hiking, ropes courses, archery, yoga, art and more.
- Community Sicha (Conversation) Time: Dive into meaningful conversations.
- Z’man Keyf (Social & Fun Time): 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.
All-inclusive rates are per person for 4 days, 3 nights and is based on accommodations. Price includes delicious kosher meals, snacks and beverages, and all activities.
|Accommodation||Rate Per Person|
|Double Occupancy Hotel Room||$615/person|
|Single Occupancy Hotel Room||$715/person|
|Double Occupancy Deluxe Private Cottage||$715/person|
|Single Occupancy Deluxe Private Cottage||$815/person|
- Due at Registration: A $100 non-refundable deposit for each adult will be processed when the registration application is submitted.
- October 7, 2022: Full payment due
Cancellations made by October 20, 2022 are eligible for a 50% refund. No refunds will be made on or after October 21, 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.
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, first-served 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, bed and bath linens, a mini fridge and a Keurig. Some connecting rooms are available.
Deluxe Private Cottages
There are 4 deluxe private cottages on Ramah Darom’s campus and they are our most luxurious accommodations! These beautiful studio-style cottages feature a kitchenette, private porch, bathroom with walk-in shower, king-sized bed and full-sized pullout couch. Please note that cottages are not ADA accessible and have stair-only access. Rates are based on an upgrade from a double occupancy hotel room. Upgrades are also available to a single occupancy cottage.
Spiritual Leader & Music Track Leader
Naomi Less is a Brooklyn-based, internationally celebrated singer/songwriter, ritualist and educator. Beloved for her warm smile and inviting presence, communities celebrate her imagination and innovation, tenderness and pizzazz! Her original music is sung in worship communities worldwide. Naomi serves as Co-Founder, Ritual Leader and Associate Director of Lab/Shul, a Rising Song Institute Fellow and Core Educator at Songleader Boot Camp. She amplifies the voices of women and non-binary folks on her Jewish Women Rock show on Jewish Rock Radio. Naomi advocates for people struggling with fertility journeys as a performance artist and speaker for Uprooted: A Jewish Response to Fertility Challenges.
Culinary Track Leader
Sonya Sanford is a chef, writer, and cooking instructor based out of Portland, Oregon. Born and raised in Seattle to Soviet Jewish immigrants, Sonya specializes in diasporic modern Jewish food, seasonal and sustainable cooking, as well as Ukrainian cuisine. Her culinary background includes working as a personal chef in Hollywood, food styling for television and the web, and founding and operating a Pacific Northwest Jewish deli. Sonya regularly teaches classes in person and on Zoom, and she loves sharing the tips and tricks she’s learned professionally cooking for over a decade. She is a regular contributor to The Nosher, and you can find her recipes there or on her website: www.sonyasanford.com.
Outdoor & Nature Experience Track Leader
Amy Price lives in Chamblee, Georgia, with her husband, son and growing numbers of chickens and beehives. Professionally, she supports people to find employment opportunities and dream big for their lives. Amy also works with Repair the World as the faculty coordinator and at Camp Ramah Darom planting their garden. She spent time at Isabella Friedman working for The Teva Learning Center doing outdoor Jewish environmental education. and farming at a youth village in Rwanda. Amy loves all things outdoors and has been fully engaged in turning her home into a homestead and garden oasis.
Handmade Bookmaking Track Leader
A native Atlantan, Judy is a professional studio potter. Her work is shown in numerous juried shows and galleries. In addition to her time at Ramah Darom, she teaches Clay Handbuilding to adults at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Murphy, North Carolina, and enjoys sharing her love of art with her students. At Ramah Darom, whether teaching drawing, painting, clay or fabric arts, she encourages creativity and individuality to seasoned artists as well as to beginners. Judy’s work can be found on her website and her Etsy store.
McKenzie Wren (she/her/hers) is a facilitator who works in multiple arenas to support connection and growth. As Wren Consulting, she works with businesses and non-profits to support inclusion and belonging. As Ma’ayan Spiritual Arts, she facilitates art, ritual and connection through Earth-based, embodied Jewish practices uplifting the Divine Feminine. She is also the program manager for the Southern Jewish Network for Gender and Sexual Diversity (SOJOURN). At the heart of everything she does is the belief in the power of relationship, community and connection to nature. Whether facilitating art experiences, ritual or ceremony, workshops or classes, McKenzie creates a space where each person is seen, heard and valued and has an authentic experience.
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.
70 Darom Lane
Clayton, GA 30525
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.”
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 LimmudFest, Book It To Shabbat with PJ Library and Winter Break Family Camp to PJ Grand Getaway, Southern Schmooze 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.