Really Great Reasons to Attend Shabbaton


Picture this: You and 200 of your friends and colleagues singing Lekha Dodi at the top of your lungs, reaching the heavens with your voices. Diving into Torah study over Shabbat dinner with a new chevruta partner. You’ll be davening with so much ruach, you’ll wish this minyan could gather every week. 

Experience all of this and more with the Movement-wide Shabbaton (December 1-3) before our Convening (December 3-5), taking place in Baltimore. Fill your spiritual cup and become renewed. 

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Highlights of Shabbaton for All (Dec. 1-3)

Headliner: Sephardic singer Hazzan Yahala Lachmish

Israeli musician Hazzan Yahala Lachmish will be leading a Kabbalat Shabbat service and offering one of the Shaharit service options on Saturday morning. Her powerful, Middle Eastern vocal style and contemporary touch create an Israeli multicultural mix that unites rhythms, sounds, and traditions from east and west for a refreshing take on Jewish music.


Keynote: How the People of the Book can Avoid Becoming the People of Zoom with Mark Oppenheimer

The pandemic presented a paradox: many of our synagogues got higher attendance when people stayed at home—on Zoom—than when they could freely come to shul. Many of them also found their Judaism on podcasts, including the speaker’s. The way forward will require tough decisions about when to embrace innovation, and when to stick to tradition. In other words, the current moment was perfectly tailored for Conservative Judaism. Come learn with Mark Oppenheimer, Creator of the UnOrthodox Podcast and Vice President of Open Learning at American Jewish University, in his Keynote address at the Shabbaton.


Workshop: Attuning Leadership: Musical-Spiritual Activities for Organizational Development with Daniel Langenthal Communal singing is a symbol for communal functioning. The sensitivities and skills that we glean from singing together, such as carefully listening to each other and humbly balancing ourselves with the larger group, can be employed more broadly to develop and organize community more successfully. Join Daniel Langenthal to learn 10 singing activities for better communication and receive a free workbook with detailed lesson plans. 

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Shabbaton for Young Adults (Dec. 1-3)

Calling all 20s/30s young adults! This highly subsidized experience is only $249 until 11/1. Come schmooze, learn, network, and plug into a meaningful ruach-filled weekend. Enjoy being together in person!! Connect, and create new memories. Sing on Shabbat, eat delicious meals, enjoy a fun-filled Saturday night program, and feel the energy of an amazing community of young adults!

Cost includes a double occupancy hotel room at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, meals, and program.

Additional scholarships are available for USY alumni. Email [email protected] for more information. Small travel subsidies are available for those who qualify.

Don’t wait – subsidized pricing is limited to 50 young adults! 

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Shabbaton & Convening for USYers (Dec. 1-4)

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