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Second Annual Family Shabbat Retreat (In Person)

  • Friday, November 8, 2024 - Sunday, November 10
  • All Day Event
  • Join us in person
  • Program Leader: Cantor Josh Rosebberg

As spring turns to summer, we look forward to gathering with family and friends in places both familiar and new, as we embrace the joy of the natural world around us. Continue that relationship with nature alongside your TBE community this fall!. You’re invited to join us for the second annual Family Shabbat Retreat at East Hill Farm.

We’ll celebrate Shabbat at the base of Mount Monadnock in tranquil Troy, New Hampshire, enjoy wholesome, home-cooked meals served family-style around our communal table, and leap into the variety of fall farm activities on offer throughout the weekend. This retreat will be oriented for families with children ages 2 – 10, and siblings are always welcome. Please be in touch if you have any questions about whether this trip would be a good fit for your family. Space is limited and registrations will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that TBE member families will receive first priority in registration.

Sample Itinerary
Room Rates

The Inn at East Hill Farm in Troy, NH is about 1 hour and 30 minutes’ drive from TBE. We have booked a block of 13 rooms, 7 of which are in the Trailsend building, 3 of which are Cottages, 2 of which are in the Main Inn. You can find more specific room information below.

English Cottage (Deluxe Rate)
Trailsend (Mid-priced Rate)
Cottages 7&8 (Basic Rate)
Main Inn Rooms 1&5 (Basic Rate)

You can find detailed per-person room rates here, which include all meals; and all farm activities except for horse/pony rides. There is a minimum two-night stay for the holiday weekend, but there is no minimum occupancy for each room; feel free to bring any portion of your family to join us at the farm. We want to make sure that finances are not a barrier to participating in our community, and feel free to reach out to Cantor Josh if you would like to make alternative financial arrangements to join us.

All meals are included in the per-person room rates, including lunches on the Friday we arrive and Sunday we depart. These wholesome, farm-to-table meals will be served family-style at a communal table that will be reserved for our group. Special dietary needs, allergies, and even the pickiest of eaters will be accommodated by their staff with proper notice.

Although meal times are fixed (see sample itinerary below), there will be water, tea, lemonade, and snacks available all day, including their delicious homemade apple cider donuts! For more details, you can consult East Hill Farm’s FAQs, which includes meal information and more. Bringing lots of snacks from home? All Trailsend rooms will have private fridges, and all rooms will have access to semi-private fridges to store anything perishable.

Schedule and Activities
Check-in will be as early as 3:00 pm on Friday, November 8 and our first group activity will be at 5:30 pm. Check-out will be at 10:00 am on Sunday, November 10. Farm activities will be available throughout the day, and you can find a sample of farm activities on offer here. Additionally, there will be two outdoor pools, an indoor pool, an indoor sauna, as well as an outdoor hot tub for families to enjoy for the duration of their stay. Horse/pony rides are available to book in person for an extra cost.

Throughout the retreat, we will be providing a balance of structure and freedom, providing your family the opportunity to live in relaxed Jewish time, separate from the regular routine. You can find a sample itinerary here.