Metrowest Shabbat Retreat in Nature 2014

posted Jun 17, 2013, 12:02 PM by Mosaic Website   [ updated Jun 30, 2014, 8:26 PM by Sharon Rozines ]

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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 afternoon...a day...or the whole weekend.
You may sleep...under the your own a platform 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
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.

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Mosaic of MA Goes National

posted Oct 12, 2009, 5:35 PM by Mosaic Website   [ updated Jun 30, 2014, 8:46 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 ( 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. 

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