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Mosaic of Massachusetts Annual Meeting 2014

posted Jun 19, 2014, 5:54 AM by Mosaic Website   [ updated Jun 30, 2014, 8:12 PM by Sharon Rozines ]

Join us on Sunday, June 29 for our Annual Meeting. The meeting will take place from 5:30-7 PM with an optional group walk beforehand starting at 4:30 PM. Please see the June 19th edition of your Shofar newsletter for details.

Mosaic of Massachusetts Annual Meeting 2013

posted Jun 17, 2013, 2:37 PM by Mosaic Website   [ updated Jun 30, 2014, 8:10 PM by Sharon Rozines ]

Join us on Sunday, June 30 for our Annual Meeting. The meeting will take place from 4-6 PM with an optional group walk beforehand starting at 3 PM. Please see the June 14th edition of your Shofar newsletter for details.

Jews in the Wild: A Weekend Outdoor Adventure in the Blue Hills

posted Jun 17, 2013, 12:02 PM by Mosaic Website   [ updated Jul 22, 2013, 4:59 PM by Sharon Rozines ]


DATE: Friday July 19, 6:00PM – Sunday, July 21, Noon 2013
MOSAIC TC: Stephanie
EVENT:  This event, sponsored by Temple Shalom of Milton, Temple Beth David AND Mosaic is one to remember!  Come join about 120 of your favorite and soon-to-be friends for a weekend of camping, hiking, swimming, and all things Jewish!  Pack your tent and prepare yourself for ~48 hours of F-U-N!

The activity-based program includes
  •     Hiking
  •     Biking
  •     Swimming
  •     High or Low Ropes Course
  •     Games & Activities for Adults and Kids
  •     Saturday Night Folk/Jazz Concert & Campfire
  •     Shabbat Services & Meals
  •     Stroll around Ponkapoag Pond
  •     And much, much more....
So, pack your tent for a fun-filled weekend of hanging out with friends and meeting new ones!
Please visit www.templeshalomonline.org for additional information and to complete the application.

RSVP: RSVPs are rolling (first come, first served).  Space is limited, so sign up today!
MEET: Visit website above for complete details on when/where to meet.  The camp-out itself will take place at the YMCA camp in the Blue Hills.
COST: The full weekend costs $80 per adult (age 15 and older) and $60 per child (age 14 and under).  Some activities require an additional fee (see website for more info).  Day-only participants pay per activity.
CANCELLATION POLICY:  You will be charged a cancellation fee of $36 if you cancel your reservation on or before July 5th, 3:00 PM.  $55.00 if you cancel on or before July 12th 3:00 PM.  No fees will be refunded after this day and time.  Please Note that Registration for Overnight Camping is Limited to 120 people.  Applications will only be considered “received” and a spot reserved when accompanied by full payment.  Applicants will be notified of their participation in Jews in the Wild 2013 by email.  If there are no spots available, applicant will be notified and put on a waiting list.  If no spaces become available, you will receive a full refund.


Image source:  Logo design by Mosaic member

Metrowest Shabbat Retreat in Nature 2014

posted Jun 17, 2013, 12:02 PM by Mosaic Website   [ updated Aug 21, 2017, 6:41 PM ]

Image source: http://www.mayantikvah.org/metrowest-retreat/
DATE: August 22-24
TC: Rabbi Katy Allen
EVENTThe Shabbat Retreat in Nature is a weekend of Judaism outdoors in the woods and will include Kabbalat Shabbat beneath the sky, outdoor services, walks in the woods, meditation, storytelling, music, arts & crafts, environmental education, activities for kids and adults, havdalah under the stars, and more. Camp Winnetaska is located beside Ashland State Park and the Ashland Reservoir. It is close to the commuter rail line from Boston. 
You may come for...an afternoon...a day...or the whole weekend.
You may sleep...under the stars...in your own tent...in a platform tent...in a lodge...or at home. Everyone, of every age and every background, is welcome. Dietary laws will be observed, meals will be vegetarian, and food will be mostly local.
Information on costs and complete registration form can be found at www.mayantikvah.org/metrowest-retreat/.
This retreat is organized and co-sponsored by the Nature Chaplaincy Program of Ma'yan Tikvah - A Wellspring of Hope.
MEET: See website listed above for details.
COST: See website listed above for details.

Image source: http://www.mayantikvah.org/metrowest-retreat/

Metrowest Shabbat Retreat in Nature 2013

posted Jun 17, 2013, 12:02 PM by Sharon Rozines   [ updated Jun 30, 2014, 8:27 PM ]

Image source: http://www.mayantikvah.org/metrowest-retreat/
DATE: August 16-18
TC: Rabbi Katy Allen
EVENTThe second Metrowest Shabbat Retreat in Nature takes place the weekend of August 16-18 at the Winnetaska Girl Scout Camp in Ashland. The retreat will be a weekend of Judaism outdoors in the woods and will include Kabbalat Shabbat beneath the sky, walks in the woods, meditation, music, arts & crafts, environmental education, activities for kids and adults, havdalah under the stars, and more. Throughout the weekend will also be activities to enhance our spiritual preparation for the Days of Awe. Camp Winnetaska is located beside Ashland State Park and the Ashland Reservoir. The retreat is open to all who live, work, or daven in the Metrowest area, and registration is possible for an afternoon, a day, or the whole weekend. Options for sleeping include outside under the stars, in your own tent, in a platform tent, in a lodge, or at home. Everyone, of every age and every background, is welcome. The Retreat is sponsored by the Nature Chaplaincy Program of Ma'yan Tikvah with support from the Metrowest Jewish Community Fund of Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Hineni community of Weston, Mosaic Jewish Outdoor Club, Congregation B'nai Shalom of Westborough, Kerem Shalom of Concord, Congregation Beth Elohim of Acton, and Temple Israel of Natick. For more information or to register go to http://www.mayantikvah.org/metrowest-retreat/ or contact Rabbi Katy Allen at rabbi@mayantikvah.org.
MEET: See website listed above for details.
COST: See website listed above for details.

Image source: http://www.mayantikvah.org/metrowest-retreat/

Mosaic of MA Goes National

posted Oct 12, 2009, 5:35 PM by Ellen Siegel   [ updated Jun 30, 2014, 8:30 PM by Mosaic Website ]


Mosaic Outdoor Clubs of America's annual Labor Day weekend event takes place in our backyard this year. Join Jewish outdoor enthusiasts from across the map for hiking, horseback riding, rock climbing, sightseeing, kayaking, visiting the White Mountains region and the Lakes region, and a variety of in-camp activities. Nightly programming will include mixers, dances, Shabbat under the stars, campfires, and more. The event takes place at Camp Yavneh in Northwood, NH. You can extend your weekend with an amazing pre-trip in the White Mountains of NH starting on August 27th, and/or with a post-trip at Nantasket Beach Resort and in Boston ending on September 4th.

Registration is now open! Register by the end of June, and make sure that your Mosaic of Massachusetts membership is up-to-date, to get the best rates. Visit the Meander in NH website (http://2013event.mosaicoutdoor.org/) for complete information and to register for this fun and exciting event!

Base prices, which include all meals and cabin bunkhouse accommodations, are $369 for members of Mosaic of Massachusetts and $415 for non-members through the end of June. After that, prices rise to $399M/$449NM through 7/22, then $469M/$499NM through 8/15. The pre-trip is $235 extra and the post-trip is $160 extra. If you are not interested in the entire post-trip, then we will have a way for local people to take part in the Tuesday activities. More information to follow.

Image source: http://2013event.mosaicoutdoor.org/

Mosaic of MA Goes National

posted Oct 12, 2009, 5:35 PM by Mosaic Website   [ updated Aug 21, 2017, 6:43 PM ]

2014 MOCA International Event

This year's Jewish Adventure Getaway (August 28 - September 1) is sure to be another great one. From our base at beautiful Camp Seneca Lake in the heart of the Finger Lakes region, we'll enjoy the natural, scenic beauty of the area. From hiking trails to nature preserves, from water sports to wineries, from scenic gorges and waterfalls to museums -- this area has something for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike.

Camp Seneca Lake is a lakeside Jewish/Kosher summer camp that boasts great amenities in a wooded lakefront setting. We’ll have a gorgeous waterfront, plentiful Kosher food, and lots of onsite and off-property activities during our five-day weekend adventure. Old favorites will be offered such as: hiking, biking, paddling, swimming, and touring. There will also be more adventurous activities available, including stand-up paddleboarding and more. 

The camp is located 70 miles from the closest major airport in Rochester, NY, and is an easy half-day drive from most locations in the northeast, mid-Atlantic, and Toronto, ON.  Door-to-door transportation will be provided from Rochester, as well as to and from all off-site activities during the weekend. 

Your Escape to the beautiful Finger Lakes region may include: hiking in Watkins Glen and other parks and nature preserves; boating on beautiful Seneca Lake; visiting local wineries, cider mills, and working farms; horseback riding through fields, woods, creeks and up mountains; and much, much more. Our evenings will be filled with song, dance, workshops and other surprises.

Visit the Finger Lakes Escape website (http://2014event.mosaicoutdoor.org/) for complete information and to register for this fun and exciting event! Registration will open July 1st. 

COST: Base prices, which include all meals and cabin bunkhouse accommodations, are $329 for members of Mosaic of Massachusetts and $379 for non-members through 7/10. After that, prices rise to $379M/$429NM through 7/26, then $429M/$479NM through 8/15. 

Image source: http://2014event.mosaicoutdoor.org/

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