Monday, February 07, 2005


Detailed Retreat Schedule

Guys, here's the nitty-gritty lowdown on the events for Retreat Weekend. Questions? Leave a comment and we'll get back to you!

Anshei Darom University - February 18-19-20, 2005

Friday, February 18

1:00 - 2:00 pm
Alan Sussman sets up the Famous Sweat Hut at the Camp Fire by the Lake.

2:00 - 4:30 pm
We arrive at camp. Registration is at the Chadar Ochel (lower level of the Levine Ramah Center). That's where we'll pick up our participant packages, including whatever "goodies" Sussman has lined up for us this year. Depending on when everyone shows up, we'll have time to greet old friends and move into our cabins.

While we're checking in, snack food will be available at the Chadar Ochel.

4:45 - 5:00 pm
We return to Chadar Ochel - if we're not there already.

5:00 - 5:15 pm
Orientation/Welcome at the Chadar Ochel, at which time we'll introduce the FJMC officers attending the Retreat.

5:15 - 6:00 pm
The Nashville boys will conduct an Icebreaker at the Chadar Ochel.

6:07 pm
Shabbat starts.

6:07 - 7:00 pm
Rabbi Chuck Simon conducts Kabbalat Shabbat Services at the Chadar Ochel.

7:00 - 7:45 pm
We go upstairs for Shabbat Dinner. Cantor Joel Fox will lead us in Birkat Ha-Mazon and z'mirot.

8:00 - 9:30 pm
Back downstairs for a presentation by Dr. Norm Hamburger on Men's Health Issues, followed by a group discussion.

9:30 - 9:45 pm
We return to our cabins for an evening of schmoozing, at which various adult beverages may be consumed. No cigars, though - save 'em for after Shabbat.

Saturday, February 19

8:00 - 9:00 am
We drag our butts out of bed and head over to Chadar Ochel (upper level) for breakfast, followed by Birkat Ha-Mazon.

9:00 - 11:45 am
Shabbat Morning Services at Chadar Ochel (lower level), including a d'var Torah on "Facing Sinai."

11:45 am - 1:15 pm
When services are over, we go upstairs to have lunch. Cantor Joel Fox leads us in Birkat Ha-Mazon and z'mirot.

1:15 – 2:15 pm
FJMC Presentation at the Amphitheatre, conducted by Stan Schnitzer, the FJMC Director of Training.

2:30 - 3:30 pm
Rabbinic Presentation by Rabbi Zivic.

3:30 - 5:30 pm
Leisure time. Play basketball, take a hike to the beautiful Ramah Darom waterfall, take a Shabbat power nap. If you like, sit in on a Club Building session with Stan Schnitzer, or study with Rabbi Zivic.

2:45 - 5:30 pm
Massage therapy, for those who have made advance arrangements with Gene Sacks ( Location to be announced.

5:30 - 6:00 pm
We regroup for Minchah at Chadar Ochel, lower level.

6:00 - 6:30 pm
Seudah Sh'lishit (Shabbat evening meal), upper level.

6:30 - 7:30 pm
Dr. Gene Sacks presents the FJMC program on Keruv. Chadar Ochel, lower level.

7:30 - 8:00 pm
Ma'ariv, lower level, followed by Havdalah at the Camp Fire site.

8:00 - 12:00 midnight
"The Famous Sweat Hut" and Camp Fire. Bring your favorite drinkables and smokables. Cigars, anyway. Don't get any ideas.

Da Needle Boyz (Ben, Mark, and Hank) will provide entertainment and general troublemaking. We'll also have a pizza and ice cream feast. Hmmm. Ice cream on pizza?

12:00 midnight (or thereabouts)
Return to cabins.

Sunday Morning, February 20

8:30 - 9:15 am
Shacharit Service at Chadar Ochel, lower level - or by the lake, weather permitting.

9:15 - 9:45 am
Breakfast at Chadar Ochel, upper level, followed by Birkat Ha-Mazon.

9:15 - 10:45 am
Power Breakfast for the Region Officers and Club Presidents with Stan Schnitzer. Regional elections. Chadar Ochel, upper level.

10:45 - 11:00 am
Closing message by the FJMC Staff and Officers. Chadar Ochel, upper level.

11:30 am
We gather to say our farewells, plant the annual tree, and take group photos. (Chadar Ochel, outside) Time to hit the road for home!


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