Pardes Beit Midrash B’Darom

Program Description

Holy Relationships Exploring Our Spiritual Identity

The 3rd Annual Pardes and Ramah Darom Immersive Learning Retreat

The chag (holiday) of Shavuot is traditionally when we celebrate the Israelites having received the Torah and entering into a sacred covenant with God. Three thousand years ago, at that time in our nation’s history, God’s hand in the everyday lives and ultimate destiny of the Israelites was directly seen and felt (if not always appreciated). But what exactly is the nature of our relationship with the divine today, when our connection is less tangible? Join us this Shavuot as we examine what it means to inhabit this holy relationship, and to own our spiritual identities. We will cover topics such as:

  • Tzelem Elokim – crafting a spiritual image
  • Tefilah (prayer) and other means of accessing a sacred connection
  • The God of Torah & The God of Today
  • Is belief in God necessary for leading a holy life

Join the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies at Ramah Darom for an unforgettable 4 days of inspiring learning, community building and innovative programming.

This retreat welcomes Pardes and Ramah alumni & friends, Jewish Professionals, Day School Educators, newcomers and their families.

  • Be inspired by beloved Pardes faculty from the U.S. and Israel
  • Enjoy classes and participate in lively havruta (paired learning)
  • Experience transformative programming in a beautiful environment
  • Connect with friends, new and old

This Shavuot! Thursday – Sunday, May 28-31, 2020

Ramah Darom
70 Darom Lane
Clayton, GA 30525 United States

Phone: (706) 782-9300

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Full Stay Prices
Housing Adults Kids 3-17 Kids NB-2
Cabin: Group or Multi-Family $275/per person $150 FREE
Cabin: Single Family $299/per person $150 FREE
Cabin: Single Family Deluxe $360/per person $150 FREE
Standard Hotel: Single Occupancy $540/per person $150 FREE
Standard Hotel: Double Occupancy $399/per person $150 FREE
Deluxe Hotel: Single Occupancy $650/per person $150 FREE
Deluxe Hotel: Double Occupancy $540/per person $150 FREE
Cottage: Double Occupancy or more $600/per person $150 FREE

Contact: Emily Kaiman, Retreat Center Program Coordinator. Phone: (404) 531-0801 Ext. 9221. Email:

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