A Retreat for Jewish Women 55+, March 4-6, 2018

You’ve earned your wisdom. You earned it from all the plot twists in your personal story and the unpredictable cast of characters G-d wrote into every chapter of your life. Experience has been your teacher. It’s been quite a ride.

So how do you make sure the best years lie ahead, without defying any laws of nature? Sure life is precious – but what about the challenges, the regrets?

Time to give a little attention to the soul.

Join us for two days of deep conversation, lots of laughter, singing, painting, nurturing kosher meals and rich Torah study that will vastly expand your horizons and give you insights into your past, present and future.

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On The Agenda

Finally, a place to talk about the things that are on your mind and in your heart with Jewish educators, experts and other women who know just where you’re coming from.

Here’s a bit of what you can expect:

  • How to Improve Your Spiritual Eyesight
  • Growing Closer: Building relationships that last
  • What’s Your Life Story: Where have you been? Where are you now? Where are you going? Open the gates of memory and insight in a life-story writing workshop
  • The Future is Now: Make the next years your most meaningful and fulfilling ones
  • Make Time for Joy: We all know it’s true, laughter really is the best medicine
  • The Money Clinic: Get advice from experts so you make sounder decisions about your finances
  • Gray Matters: If you keep learning, you’ll keep growing
  • The Best Is Yet To Come: Learn to transcend the limitations of age, the disappointments and regrets, the alone time

Add a meandering walk in the woods, a painting workshop and a relaxing evening around the fire and you’re starting to get the picture. With all the serious stuff, we’re going to have a lot of fun.

The objective of these two days? To make sure your most meaningful, fulfilling and happiest years are the ones coming up right now.


Meet This Winter's A-List Educators

Rabbi Manis Friedman

RABBI MANIS FRIEDMAN is a gifted educator, internationally acclaimed lecturer, social philosopher, author and counselor. He is a master at putting our Divine mission and purpose within reach, no matter how challenging the personal circumstances are. Friedman's classes are provocative, fun and challenging - a chance for us to take a good hard look at our most important relationships, and to learn how to create happy, healthy, holy ones. Friedman's popular talks are viewed by thousands every week on

Freidy Yanover

FREIDY YANOVER is a brilliant and engaging teacher, not one to shy away from some of the toughest material in the canon of Chassidic and Kabbalistic writings. Despite that, she's down to earth, very practical and wants to help you live the things you learn. You can count on her for clarity, depth and that all-too-rare ingredient in education - intellectual honesty. Yanover currently lectures for Jewish organizations all over the US. You can watch one of her talks, From Fury to Forgiveness, on

Sarah Routman

As a certified Laughter Yoga Leader, Sarah Routman creates a safe space where people share intentional laughter to help create life balance and become more proactive about personal wellness. Also trained in Reiki and Reflexology, Routman loves empowering women with tools for self-care. Currently a Wellness Champion and Adjunct Leadership Instructor at the University of Minnesota, she is a life-long learner who’s full of surprises.

Tzivia Emmer

TZIVIA EMMER is a writer and editor who specializes in helping people tell their story in guided memoir workshops and recorded interviews. She began Life Story Legacies as a personal historian in 2014 with an exploration of her own family history, and went on to become certified as an instructor in guided memoir as developed by Dr. James Birren. She lives in Crown Heights with her husband, Binyomin, and is a mother and grandmother.

Aarah Aizman

AARAH AIZMAN is a Minneapolis artist and educator with 20 years of experience using a variety of mediums in workshops. Her passion is employing art in group settings as a hands-on metaphor for understanding life. Aizman is on the board of directors for the Minneapolis Jewish Family and Children’s Service, and serves on the advisory committee for the Jewish Domestic Abuse Council. Aizman has a B.A. in Art & Community with a focus on the practical implications of the psychological and spiritual nature of creativity.


Location, Dates, Cost & Travel

Location: Lake Arrowhead Conference Center

Dates: From 4 pm on March 4 to 1 pm on March 6, 2018

Cost: $50 to sign-up. $270/day. Includes overnight accommodations, exquisite healthy kosher food and full days of classes and workshops.

Total Cost for 2 days, including sign-up: $590

If you’re staying for more than one retreat you pay only one $50 sign up fee.

Travel:  If you’d like to car pool or join a paid ride to Lake Arrowhead, email or call 718.604.0088 and we’ll help you arrange that.

Got questions? Need a monthly payment plan? Want to make sure this is for you? Is booking your travel giving you a headache? Call us at 718.604.0088 or email We love to help!

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UCLA Conference Center, Lake Arrowhead

Serene and distraction-free, the UCLA Conference Center is 42 pristine wooded mountain acres of heaven on the shores of breathtaking Lake Arrowhead. 90 miles from Los Angeles. 2 hours from San Diego, Anaheim, Pasadena. 1 Hour from Ontario.

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