Thursday, January 18, 2007



Anshei Darom Men's Club Retreat Attendees:

We look forward to seeing you at Ramah February 9-11, 2007.
Please plan to arrive at camp on Friday 1/9 no later than 4 pm. You are welcome to arrive early that day to enjoy paradise for the afternoon - if you wish.

Please participate in the ritual programs! There is still time to volunteer to lead a portion of one of the services, enlighten us with a d'var Torah, and read Torah. To do so, please contact Matt Gottlieb - matt[at]mattgottlieb[dot]com.
We are striving for everyone's participation!

Spoil yourself a bit - you deserve it:
Appointments are available for Massage Therapy on Saturday afternoon by a licensed therapist. Please contact Gene Sacks to make an appointment - docsacks [at] aol [dot] com. Cost for 1/2 hour is $40 and for the full hour only $75. We currently have openings for up to 5 additional massages. From our experience, an hour-long massage allows for a far more enjoyable's worth the extra bucks!

Please sign up with Gene and send a check to him no later than Feb 5. Here's the address:

Gene Sacks
1584 Ragsdale Rd.
Brentwood, TN 37027

What should you bring?
  1. Sense of humor

  2. Desire to meet new people

  3. Casual clothes for the entire weekend. No ties and jackets required! (For Shabbat, we ask that you bring a shirt with a collar.)

  4. Sweat hut attire - a pair of shorts and a tee shirt.

  5. Toiletries: Large towel, washcloth, soap, shower shoes. The camp provides soap and shampoo, but you can bring your own if you prefer, Mr. Fancy-Schmancy.

  6. Religious equipment: Tefillin, Tallit, Kipah. The camp will provide siddurim and chumashim.

  7. Misc. Equipment: Anti-snoring equipment (earplugs, clothespins, nose strips, CPAP machines)

  8. Flashlight and Camera

  9. Optional - Your favorite pillow and an extra blanket

  10. Optional - You are welcome to bring a bottle of your favorite spirit to enjoy and share with group Saturday evening such as: Scotch, brandy, whiskey, beer, wine, root beer, or Gatoradeā„¢. Also, if you wish to truly raise the testosterone level that evening - bring some cigars.

Can you entertain us?
If anyone plays the guitar, harmonica, or tuba, please plan to bring it with you for the Saturday night activities. We could definitely use musical talent. If you cannot play an instrument, make sure you bring your favorite jokes to share with the guys.

For those who have not attended before!!!

How do I get there?
Check your e-mail for directions, which will have been sent to you by the time you read this.

Where will I be sleeping?
This is a modern facility in the heart of the North Georgia Mountains.
The road is now paved all the way to the camp and cell phones work there (sometimes). There is electricity and running water. The bunk house is heated and the flush toilet facilities and showers are within the walls of the bunk house. No "roughing it" for these boys!

Will there be beds?
Of course!!! The camp will also provide a pillow, linens, a blanket and one

What kind of Shabbat Experience will it be?
We will create a unique Shabbat experience - together. We will be observing Shabbat by not writing, smoking, using electronic devices, or taking photographs. We will wash before all meals, say Motzi and Birkat. There is an eruv around the camp so you can carry and can indulge in various recreational activities...including the all-important Shabbat nap.

When should I arrive?
Please plan on arriving at camp Friday, Feb 9 between 2 and 4 pm.

Those who have not sent in your money, please do so ASAP.
Please send your check for $190.00 to:

Joe Zendlovitz (Treasurer)
4404 Glendale Square
Nashville, TN 37204

Please make your check payable to ANSHEI DAROM.

Get ready for a WONDERFUL weekend! Looking forward to seeing you there.

If you have any questions please contact:

Jon Berger - jonathan [dot] d [dot] berger [at] jci [dot] com
Eric Oser - cdoser1 [at] comcast [dot] net



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