On the weekend of April 19-21, 2019 the Adventure Judaism Congregation will be hosting their tenth Passover retreat in Moab, Utah. Participants fly in from all over the country to experience this unique combination of Jewish ritual, delicious food, and nature.
On Friday night, the retreat begins with Shabbat and singing on the banks of the Colorado River. This welcoming program helps participants feel included, whether they came alone or with friends, for the first time or the tenth. Students in the Adventure B’nai Mitzvah class are then guided on an adventurous night hike to Corona Arch. Meanwhile, other members of the community enjoy a wine tasting, bonfire, singing and s’mores back at the campsite.
On Saturday we embark on a wilderness journey for our Seder, an all-day event including a 3-mile (round trip) Seder hike up a gorgeous, windy, rock canyon. We return to the campground to enjoy a delicious catered Seder meal, complete with matzah ball soup and all the fixings. Later in the evening, we enjoy the campfire, more singing and perhaps a spontaneous game of flashlight tag.
Sunday morning we offer two hikes to Corona Arch, one for kids/teens with Elaine Barenblat and the other for all ages with Rabbi Jamie Korngold.
Most people camp in our large campground on the banks of the Colorado River, while others choose to stay in town. There are options that work for everyone!