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Congregational Retreat 2018

Friday, January 12, 2018 • 25 Tevet 5778

6:00 PM - 12:00 PM 1 day afterOlin Sang Ruby Union Institute, Oconomowoc, WI

TBE Congregational Retreat at OSRUI in Oconomowoc, WI, January 12th through 14th. Members want to feel more connected to the TBE community and the annual retreat is a fun, relaxing way to do just that. Every year the evaluations of the weekend are filled with testimonials that expectations of meeting new people, making connections, and feeling closer to the community have been exceeded.

“Short, cold days in January always leave me a bit down, and seeing so many energetic kids and old friends praying, singing, talking so much always perk me up again, and reminds me how lucky I am to have this community.”—Retreat evaluation 2016

“As first time Retreat attendees last January, we found out why OSRUI Retreat has become a treasured family event. A safe and familiar playland for kids to blow off mid-winter steam. Recreational, learning and worshipping opportunities that kept everybody in touch with their bodies, minds, and hearts. In short, the energy of the weekend was contagious and renewing; an energy that turned into relationships and community that traveled with us back to Madison. Don't miss the chance to have a weekend to relax, commune, learn and grow all at the same time. We hope you decide to experience Retreat.”—David Gundersen and Amie Goldman

This year our adult learning opportunities will specifically connect back with activities going on at Temple, from Torah Study, family history, and the Urgency of Now campaigns we’ll have great opportunities to expand ourselves and our community. Enjoy Shabbat services together on Friday evening and Saturday morning along with wonderful community meals that are a perfect time to make new acquaintances and new friends. There will be activities for all to enjoy from the youngest members to those who are young at heart including sledding (weather permitting), and a team trivia contest after Havdalah Saturday evening. Coming to Temple for services, for Sunday School, or any other activity is much more enjoyable when you see friendly faces and people who know your name. If you've been looking for ways to begin building those new relationships and connecting with the TBE community the retreat is an excellent place to start.

Register online by December 29.

Please join us, old friends and new. We look forward to spending a lovely weekend together. Contact Gwen Jacobsohn (, Interim Program Coordinator, with questions.



Connect with the TBE community of all ages at our annual retreat!
One of the least expensive all inclusive weekends you'll ever have!

* All meals, activities, and lodging included!

* Come for the whole weekend or just Saturday. We'll help arrange carpools for those coming for Saturday only. 

* Teen Interns will help with our youth programs, allowing parents to participate in our adult centric programs.

* Contact Gwen at or 608-238-3123 with any questions.

* Register by Friday, December 29, 2017

Include yourself and all adults and youth. Please include those coming for the day only as well as those staying overnight.

Be sure to click the + below to register each individual:


  • Adult staying in room for 2 nights (double occupancy) $195
  • Adult requesting own room for 2 nights $255
  • Child(ren) age 7 or younger staying in parents' room for 2 nights $95
  • Child(ren) age 8 or older staying in childrens' cabin for 2 nights $95
  • Child(ren) age 8 or older staying in room for 2 nights $195
  • Adult (age 13+) Saturday only $50
  • Child (under 13) Saturday only $30

Please let us know, by selecting from the options below, if this person is coming for the day or staying over night. If staying over night, please let us know their preferred sleeping arrangements. 

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The retreat is made possible through lots of volunteers pitching in advance and throughout the weekend.

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