Monday, March 30, 2015

Gan Israel Retreat in the Poconos Shavous Program

Camp Gan Israel in the Poconos is very excited to announce Gan Israel Retreat in the Poconos' Shavous program with our scholar-in-residence, Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe.

Shavous in the Poconos  will take place from May 22 - May 26 / 4 Sivan - 8 Sivan,   Friday - Tuesday (5 Days & 4 Nights).

Gan Israel Retreat in the Poconos is nestled in the heart of Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains and offers a beautiful setting for an inspiring family getaway.

Very conveniently located just 77.0 miles from 770, our newly refurbished facility includes heated cabins, dining hall with top-of-the-line glatt Kosher kitchens, swimming pool, private lake, sport fields & courts, recreation hall, game room, hiking trails, and campfire ring.

Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe is Dean of the Institute of American and Talmudic Law in New York, NY, and Director of the Institute for Judaic Knowledge, based in Newton, MA.  Rabbi Yaffe has lectured, led seminars and taught continuing legal education programs, in person and online, throughout North America, as well as in Mexico, Africa, Australia, Latin America, and Europe. A particular focus of Rabbi Yaffe's work has been the intersection of the concerns created by  contemporary issues and the values presented in three and a half millennia of Judaic law and thought. Rabbi Yaffe has authored a broad range of articles for, other online forums, and was lead author for the Jewish Learning Institute's "Living with Integrity" course. Rabbi Yaffe is a past scholar-in-residence to Chabad at Harvard, where he served the greater Harvard and MIT communities, and has been a visiting scholar in various communities.

Program Highlights:
Beautiful davening inspired by the scenic surroundings.
Learning with our scholar-in-residence, Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe.
Fully catered sumptuous meals.
Daily Children's Program

Dingmans Ferry, PA located between Milford and Bushkill only;
1 hour from Morristown
1.5 hours from NYC
2 hours from Philadelphia
4 hours from Boston

Accommodations are available on a first come, first served basis;
1 Presidential Suite (5 rooms, kitchenette, sleeps up to 10 people),
2 Platinum Suites (4 rooms, kitchenette, sleeps up to 8 people),
4 Gold Suites (3 rooms, sleeps up to 6 people),
2 Silver Suites (2 rooms, sleeps up to 5 people),
5 Silver Cabins (2 rooms, sleeps up to 14 people),
12 Bronze Cabins (1 room, sleeps up to 12 people),

Rates are based on an occupancy of 2 adults and up to 3 children and includes all meals.
Presidential = $1,540
Platinum = $1,220
Gold = $920
Silver = $820
Bronze = $620
Each additional adult (13 yrs and older) cost $120 and a child (3-12 yrs old) cost $60.  Children under 3 are free.

Early Bird Discount register and pay in full before;
April 10 and get 20% off,
April 24 and get 10% off.
Space is limited and reservations are on a first come, first served basis.

Local Attractions:
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Raymondskill Falls
Dingmans Falls
Hackers Falls
George W. Childs Park
For a complete listing, click here.

1. Email with the following information;  
Accommodation Preference: "Presidential Suite", "Platinum Suite", "Gold Suite", "Silver Suite", "Silver Cabin" or "Bronze Cabin",
Family name,
Family member's first names and ages of all children and young adults.

2. Make payment via PayPal (click here) or send check to;
Gan Israel Retreat
10 Hidden Glen Ln
Airmont, NY 10952

Questions? Please call 845.425.0903 or email


  1. FYI, Gan Israel Retreat in the Poconos is located only 1.5 hrs / 77 miles from Congregation Tzemach Tzedek.

    1. Camp Gan Israel of The Poconos is now currently Camp Ismah Girls Sleep Away Camp in the Summer of 2016. Founder and Camp Director Sis. Nadira Abdul-Karim promotes Islamic Studies to Hijab Wrapping classes, Camp ISMAH will keep your precious jewels moving and learning, while having fun in the summer sun. We pray Allah allows a safe and happy summer on this holy land! Ameen! Keep those donations coming!