Gosh, this happens every year. WAY too much to say about the Jewish Girls Retreat (winter or summer) to write in a blog post. Or an article. Or probably even a book. I guess you just have to be there ;-)
Considering ‘a picture’s worth a thousand words’, it should be a lot easier to do things this way: here’s the full photo gallery from the retreat! Winter Retreat Photo Gallery
I’ll just share a few highlights with you:
-This was a record retreat, with over 65 campers attending!
-We were treated to gorgeous accommodations at the Comfort Suites & Inn in East Greenbush, NY. Lounges, a ballroom, fireplaces, and an indoor pool were just some of the highlights.
-Nechama Saltzman, who’s in her fourth and final year as our Editorial Board Coordinator, flew in from Milwaukee to be a counselor at the retreat. It was great to be able to spend time with her in person!
-Devorah Leah Schulman returned to direct our newly developed teen program.
-Long time JGR staff member, Zelda Rieber, wasn’t able to make it to the retreat this year — for a good reason! She got engaged! Mazel Tov Zelda!
-Everyone was impressed by the incredibly warm and welcoming atmosphere. Right from the start returning campers got to know new campers, and by the end we all felt like we’d known each other for years.
-Due to the huge blizzard, twenty girls got to spend an extra night at JGR, having fun baking cookies and organizing a spa night!
-There’s no place like JGR! I was so happy to be there this year after missing the Winter Retreat last year because I was in Israel. I miss my JGR sisters already!
Stay tuned for a full article about the winter retreat in our upcoming winter issue!
Save the date! We’ve just finalized our Summer Retreat dates: July 10-31st, 2011. Registration will open within the next few weeks at www.JewishGirlsRetreat.net.