Monday, June 1, 2015

Families Enjoy Shavuos Retreat

This Shavuos, over thirty families, comprising more than 200 adults, teens, and children from around the tri-state area and beyond gathered for five days at the new, beautiful, and fully equipped Gan Israel Retreat in the pristine Delaware Water Gap region of the Poconos, directed by Gershon and Devorah Sandler.

The participants returned home inspired, invigorated and looking forward to their next retreat. Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe served as the scholar-in-residence and the gourmet meals were catered by Rabbi Yisroel Silverstein and Rabbi Avrohom Siegel.

In addition to offering the broad variety of in-depth Torah study and recreational opportunities the men engaged in, and those offered to the women, the children enjoyed a range of organized activities, spiritual and physical.

Gan Israel Retreat has already begun planning for their upcoming retreats on Labor Day Weekend, Rosh HaShanah, and Sukkos, which it anticipates will reach maximum capacity as quickly as the Shavuos retreat did.

For information about upcoming retreats please call 845.425.0903, email, or visit

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