Ruach Ha’Aretz, founded in 1995, has been creating week-long retreats for seekers of all ages, featuring classes with some of your favorite Jewish Renewal teachers, musicians, and artists, as well as extraordinary teachers from other faith traditions. Each thematic retreat offers opportunities for learning, experience, practice and questioning – in a safe, inclusive and intimate container we call our ‘village’.
Our Ruach Kids Program is an integral part of the village, offering unique experiences for children and supporting a magical week of connection and discovery for the entire family.
Every morning begins with an opportunity to enter into the Divine Embrace through prayer, movement, or silence. Then plunge into a deep encounter with our theme and the teachers of your choice. Delicious meals and sweet encounters with other retreat participants will provide nourishment between the spiritual and intellectual courses. Following our afternoon classes and dinner, a brief Mincha time offers opportunities for enrichment and rest.
Our entire community gathers each evening for programs that celebrate and enhance our experience, with beautiful music, moving poetry, dancing, drumming circles, lively discussions and inspired dream work.
Our week together leads to a Shabbat full of beauty and love in which the davvening may become the fullest expression of our true selves. There are more opportunities for study with wonderful teachers on Shabbat afternoon for all participants. The entire Ruach village comes together for a Havdalah ritual, as we say goodbye to Shabbat and embrace the week to come.
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