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Jewish Women’s Getaway

Discover community, express your creativity, enjoy inspiring sessions and have FUN!

November 10-13, 2024

Registration Opening Soon!

Check out this sample Jewish Women’s Getaway Program Guide & Schedule and photos.

If you would like to be added to our email list, please contact communications@ramahdarom.org and include JWG in the subject line. 

Jewish Women’s Getaway (JWG) at Ramah Darom is an unforgettable experience and an opportunity to explore your unique Jewish journey through immersive tracks 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 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.

The information below was last updated in June 2023. Stay tuned for 2024 program details.

What to Expect
  • 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.
2023 Kavana (Track) Facilitators

Rabbi Penina Alexander

Rabbi Penina Alexander

Penina Alexander is a rabbi and educator in the DC area. She has been involved in Jewish women’s learning for many years and was part of the original creative team behind Camp Ramah in California‘s Ruach Nashim women’s weekend. She has taught women’s Torah study groups in DC and loves connecting Torah to what feels relevant, challenging and useful in our everyday lives. She’s so excited to be attending her first-ever women’s getaway at Ramah Darom, a place that has been so special to her as a regular at Darom’s Pesach retreat.

Sarah Klegman

Sarah is a writer, speaker and Chief Happiness Officer for a tech startup. She began her career in the comedy space, then went on to collect a plethora of diverse professional experiences, including co-founding the challah bread company Challah Hub and writing for the Jewish women’s wellness organization, At The Well. Her international speaking tour, passion for creativity, and a surprising turn of events led to her current position, where she fosters happiness and spirited company culture for 300+ employees. Her unique background inspires her leadership, guiding others to express their creativity and discover joy in all facets of life.

Naomi Less

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.

Amy Price

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 has been working with Adamah Atl and Ilan Katan Nature Tots program, 2 new Atlanta outdoor/environmental Jewish programs. 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.

Judy Robkin

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 Pottery 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 on Instagram.

McKenzie Wren

Mackenzie portrait

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.  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.

Rates & Payment Information

2023 Rates

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.

Early Bird Discount: Register by September 22 and get $25 OFF the posted rates.

First Timer Discount: First-time JWG participants get 10% OFF registration in a cabin or double occupancy hotel room with discount code JWGFIRST.

Accommodation Rate Per Person
Shared Cabin $650/person
Double Occupancy Hotel Room $775/person
Single Occupancy Hotel Room $975/person
Double Occupancy Deluxe Private Cottage $925/person
Single Occupancy Deluxe Private Cottage $1125/person
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.

Payment Schedule:

  • Due at Registration: A $50 non-refundable deposit for each adult will be processed when the registration application is submitted.
  • October 8, 2023: Full payment due

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made by October 22, 2023, are eligible for a 50% refund, minus the initial deposit. No refunds will be made on or after October 23, 2023. 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 cancelation.

Accommodations

Shared Cabins

Bunks

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.

Linens are provided, but beds are not made up. 

 

 

Hotel Rooms

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. 

Standard Hotel Rooms

Deluxe Private Cottages

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.

Travel & Packing

Check-in: Sunday, November 5, 2023, 3;00-5:00pm ET
L’hitraot: Wednesday, November 8, 2023, 12:00pm ET

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!

There will be a shuttle between the Atlanta airport and Ramah Darom’s campus on arrival and departure days. The shuttle is $75 per person each way. Sign up for the shuttle as part of the registration process.

The shuttle will depart from the airport at 1:30pm (flights should land by 12:30pm) on November 5 and will leave campus at 12:00pm (flights should take off after 4:30pm) on November 8.

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

Health Protocols & Vaccination Policies

 

Questions?

Phone: 470.231.0792
Email: retreats@ramahdarom.org

Venue

Ramah Darom
70 Darom Lane
Clayton, GA 30525

Driving Directions

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 LimmudFestBook It To Shabbat with PJ Library and Winter Break Family Camp to PJ Grand GetawaySouthern 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.