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LimmudFest

A celebration of Jewish thought, arts, culture, and learning in the North Georgia Mountains at Ramah Darom. 

August 30-September-2, 2024 

Register Today!

LimmudFest at Ramah Darom is a celebration of Jewish thought, arts, culture, and life, created in partnership with Limmud North America. This festival unites hundreds of Jews of diverse backgrounds and ages at Ramah Darom’s picturesque North Georgia mountains campus over Labor Day Weekend. Participants engage in workshops, discussions, art, music, performances, text-study sessions, yoga, hiking and a variety of other enriching and FUN activities.

A Labor Day Weekend to remember:
  • Sessions exploring Jewish perspectives on culture, food, politics, history and more
  • Delicious food, great conversation and breathtaking surroundings
  • A magical Shabbat with a variety of prayer and spirituality options
  • Havdallah around the campfire
  • Counselor-led youth programming for ages 6 months-teens
  • Sunday night Gala musical performance

Check out this sample program guide/schedule and photos.

Rates & Payment Information

2024 Rates

All-inclusive rates are per person and include comfortable accommodations, delicious kosher meals, snacks, beverages and all activities. Travel is not included.

Early Bird Discount: Adults registered by July 4, 2024 will receive $50 off posted rates. This discount will automatically be applied at registration checkout. Adult registrations processed on or after July 5, 2024 will be charged the posted rates. No early bird rate is offered for youth registrations.

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.

Scholarships are available through Limmud NA. Access to the scholarship application can be found in the event registration.
Accommodation Per Person Rate Upgrades & Amenities
Tent Camping $250/adult
Shared Cabin $400/adult $250/Semi-Private Cabin (flat rate per household with min. 3 guests)

$25/Mini Fridge
Hotel (Double Occupancy) $575/adult $300/Additional Hotel Room (flat rate per household)

$250/Single Occupancy

$300/Deluxe Cottage (flat rate per household)
Any $200/child
(ages 3-17)
Any $50/child (ages 2 and under)

We now offer Day Visits for Sunday, September 1, 2024. Ramah Darom’s campus will be open guests from 9:00am-11:00pm. See rates and register here!

Due to the subsidized nature of our retreat pricing, we are unable to offer pro-rated registration for late arrivals or early departures.

Payment Schedule

  • Due at Registration: A $50 non-refundable deposit for each participant age 3 and up will be processed when the registration application is submitted.
  • August 1, 2024: Remainder of balance is due in full. No refunds are offered after this date.

For scholarship applicants, all payments and deposits made will be returned in the event that the awarded scholarship is insufficient to allow you to attend LimmudFest.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be made after August 1, 2024. 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 cancellation.

Accommodations

Tent Camping

Adults sitting in chairs laughing

There is plenty of space to pitch your tent on our beautiful campus. Spend your days under a shady tree and your nights under a starry sky. Enjoy the great outdoors, knowing that a bathroom and shower are just a few steps away. Bathrooms and showers will be available for use in designated areas.

 

Cabins

Interior bunksCabins are spacious and nestled throughout the campus. Each cabin offers a dorm-style bunking area, one to two private rooms with two twin beds, shared stalls, showers and sinks. Rates are based on shared cabin space: multi-family, communal or gendered cabins. The private room within each shared cabin is available on a first-come basis. Linens are provided, but beds are not made up. 

Families with 3 or more individuals may upgrade to a semi-private cabin where each family has their own space separated by a pocket door and a private bathroom.

Shared Cabins

Semi-Private Cabins

Hotel Rooms

Interior of hotel beds

There are 4 hotels on Ramah Darom’s campus. All hotel rooms have a private bathroom, table and chairs, heating and air conditioning, complimentary toiletries, bed and bath linens, a mini fridge and a Keurig. Most hotel rooms have two queen-sized beds and four have a king-sized bed. Rates are based on double occupancy. Upgrades are available to a single occupancy hotel room or a deluxe private cottage. Some connecting rooms are available.

Deluxe Private Cottages

Interior of 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 a 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.

Health Protocols & Vaccination Policies
Travel & Packing

If you need transportation to or from the Atlanta Airport, please complete the necessary information in your registration on your family dashboard

The bus will pick guests up at the airport at 1:00pm ET (flights should land by 12:00pm) on August 30, and depart campus at 12:30pm (flights should depart after 4:30pm) on September 2.

Families with children requiring a car or booster seat should bring their own. 

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!

In the registration form, there is a place to indicate if you would like to participate in ride-share to and from Ramah Darom

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

Check-in: Friday, August 30, 2024, 3:00pm
L’hitraot: Monday, September 2, 2024, 1:00pm

Registration closes on August 8, 2024.

Register Today!

Questions?

Email: retreats@ramahdarom.org

Venue

Ramah Darom
70 Darom Lane
Clayton, GA 30525

Driving Directions

LimmudFest is a partnership program between Limmud North America and the Kaplan Mitchell Retreat Center at Ramah Darom.

Here are more ways to experience Ramah Darom as a family:
Book It To Shabbat with PJ Libary, perfect for families with young children 8 and under; Winter Break Family Camp, a Camp experience for the whole family with counselor-led adventures, a magical Shabbat and a rockin’ New Year’s celebration; Camp Yofi for families with children with autism spectrum disorder between the ages of 6 and 13; Passover Retreat, a kosher for Passover all-inclusive vacation for all ages and stages.

 


Whitney Kweskin, GA

“Ramah Darom is a breath of calm in a busy, confusing world. It has also been a place of beginnings for me: Limmud was my first introduction to the Atlanta Jewish community, it was the birthplace of the chavura I’m a part of now, and Ramah Darom was where my husband and I were married and began our life together. I would say it’s pretty important to both of us, and we look forward to returning as often as possible as a family.”