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Friday, January 17, 2020 20 Tevet 5780

6:00 PM - 12:00 PM 1 day afterOSRUI - Oconomowoc, WI

Register now for our annual congregational retreat January 17–19 at OSRUI in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. This yearly tradition is a highlight for members of all ages. Enjoy a weekend of community, learning, fun and relaxation. Come with the family for the weekend or join us as a “day camper” on Saturday.

Here are a few things you can look forward to this year:

Sharing our stories: We will be sharing our stories of connection and meaningful moments as members of the TBE community though guided exercises by our scholar-in-residence, Rona Leventhal.

Partying like it’s the 80s! Not only are we celebrating our 80th year as a community, but the Jewish year also happens to be 5780! Bring your favorite 80s gear to dress up in and enjoy 80s-themed surprises throughout the weekend!

Our favorite traditions: From sledding to trivia night to a guided tour of the camp, all your favorite activities are planned for this fun-filled weekend.

New Camper Awards!  If you have a 1st-7th grader who has never attended OSRUI summer camp—their retreat admission is free! Your future camper is invited to get a taste of camp at the 2020 TBE Congregational Retreat for the weekend or just for the day on Saturday. You decide! Campers must be accompanied by a registered adult. Contact Kendra for a special discount code.*


Sharing Our Stories

Friday, January 17, 6:00 pm–Sunday, January 19, 12:00 pm
OSRUI (Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute), 600 Lac La Belle Dr., Oconomowoc, WI 53066

Connect with old friends and make new ones! We will come together for a weekend of storytelling, games, celebrating Shabbat, and enjoying the company of our warm and welcoming community. The retreat is perfect for families, couples, and singles of all ages. Come for the whole weekend or just the day on Saturday.

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 ages to enjoy, including sledding (weather permitting) and a team trivia contest after Havdalah on Saturday evening.

This year, we welcome professional storyteller Rona Leventhal as our scholar-in-residence. She will help each of us tell our own stories of the connection and meaning we have experienced as members of the TBE community.

Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!


Children age 8 or older are invited to stay overnight in youth housing (Health Center building), which is close to the sleeping quarters for adults and younger kids. The building has multiple dorm-like rooms with bunk beds that sleep 4 to 8 kids per room and gender-neutral single-stall bathrooms with showering facilities. Adult chaperones will also be staying overnight with the children/teens in this building.

Registration fees:

  • Adult staying overnight in double occupancy room* $200
  • Adult requesting own room overnight* $265
  • Child age 7 or younger staying in parent’s room overnight* $100
  • Child age 8 or older staying in children’s housing overnight* $100
  • Child age 8 or older staying in double occupancy room overnight* $200
  • Adult (age 13+) Saturday only $75
  • Child (under 13) Saturday only $45

*Please note the overnight cost is the same whether you stay for one or two nights.

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

Please fill out information for each individual attending the retreat

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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