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Retreats 2014/2015

We are very excited to present you with the retreat calendar for 2014-2015. The education team at Temple Sinai strongly believes in the power and importance of these experiences. Our goals for your children are to provide them with a unique opportunity to be with other Jewish youth and their Temple Sinai family. Additionally, a retreat is the perfect opportunity to unplug for the weekend and to live in the moment. They happen once during the year for each grade, so please mark the date in your calendars now and make them a priority. We hope to share these wonderful experiences with you and your child!

For ALL Sinai Members- Public, Private, Day or any other school students you can think of…

2nd Grade
Day-long Retreat at Camp Coleman
Sunday, April 12, 2015

This retreat is designed to give all our 2nd-5th (Religious School and Jewish day school students) a chance to be “campers-for-a-day” at Camp Coleman. Each grade will have a specific schedule and activities. The day will be filled with fun, learning, sports, arts & crafts, and Jewish identity-building activities.

3rd /4th Grade
Shul-in at Temple Sinai
December 5-6, 2014 (Friday-Saturday)

This overnight is designed for students to get to know other fourth grade participants on a closer and deeper level, to expand their knowledge of Judaism, and begin to feel “at home” in Temple Sinai.

5th/6th Grade
Charleston, South Carolina
Weekend of April 17-19, 2015

This year the 5th & 6th graders will journey to beautiful Charleston, SC. The Charleston trip includes a Carriage Tour of Historic Charleston, shopping at the local market, a ghostwalk tour of Charleston, attending services at Congregation K. K. Beth Elohim – birthplace of Reform Judaism in America, and many more exciting excursions!

8th Grade
Atlanta-DC Experience Part 1 (In Atlanta, GA)
February 6-8, 2015

This weekend experience is in partnership with 8th graders from Washington Hebrew Congregation in Washington, D.C. We welcome our friends from DC to Atlanta and will give them a taste of the South. It's going to be fun, meaningful, and challenging. This will be more like a NFTY retreat with other 8th graders.

9th Grade NEW!
Atlanta-DC Experience Part 2 (In Washington, D.C.)
October 24-26 2014

Part two of the Atlanta-DC Experience takes place in Washington, D.C. We will visit our friends from the year before and travel around Metro DC for a fun, engaging, and meaningful weekend.

10th Grade/Confirmation
New York City Trip
Weekend of March 20-22, 2015

The Confirmation Trip to New York is a weekend packed with activities. Students will learn about both the historical and modern Jewish experience while experiencing New York’s staples like Broadway, Central Park, and lunch at a deli.

11th & 12th Grades NEW!
Alternative Winter Break Experience to New Orleans
December 19-23, 2014

Hurricane katrina was one of the most devastating natural disasters to come ashore and the city of New Orleans desperately still needs repairs and our help! In this five day trip of a lifetime, you will find yourself immersed in the largest and most successful urban renewal project in the country while discovering the culture, food, and history of one of America's greatest cities!
*Students will receive community service hours for participating.

NFTY National Convention (This year in our own backyard!)
February 13-17, 2015 in Atlanta

Temple Sinai Is NOW offering a $500 incentive for ALL teens going to NFTY Convention.
Click here for more information.