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Tu B’Shvat Retreat – Tree of Life

February 1 - February 3

Join us for Tu B’Shvat at Ascent Tzfat!

A tree is constantly growing and so must we…a tree produces fruit and so must we…On Tu b’Shvat we must renew personal growth, just as the trees on Tu b’Shvat begin to draw moisture from the earth.

Program Highlights:

– Discover Jewish Environmentalism
– Meet people from around the world
– Gardening
– Magical Mystical Tour of Tzfat
– Art Workshop
– Live music
– Shabbat Hospitality
– Cozy Accommodations
– Thought-provoking lectures & workshops
– Awesome open atmosphere: There’s no place like Ascent

Reserve now – space is limited.

Weekend Schedule – Tree of Life Retreat

*Tentative Schedule

6:00pm Check-in at Ascent
8:00pm Featured Lecture: Blessings… what exactly are they and what do they do?
9:00pm Uplifting Live Session combined with Cold Beer and BBQ. In the cave. What else can you really ask for???!!!
8:30am Israeli Breakfast in the Dining Area
9:00am Class: Jewish Mysticism With Rabbi Shalom Pasternak. In the library
10:00am Nature Hike in the Hills of the Galilee “Man is a Tree” with CB Leiter.
14:00pm Light Lunch Retrieve some of the Calories you lost at the Hike…(:
3:00pm Featured Lecture: The Kabbalah of Shabbat With Rabbi Tilles. In the lecture hall.
4:00pm Wine & Cheese with Orientation in the Dining Area
4:45pm Women: Shabbat Candle Lighting & Schmooze with the Madrichot. In the Lounge.
5:00pm Kabbalat Shabbat – Evening services with joy. On the Ascent roof
6:00pm Walk to Host FamiliesMeet at the front entrance of Ascent
10:30pm Farbrengen: Group-Dynamix & TU B’shvat Seder. With Yakov and CB leiter. In the cave
8:30am Israeli Breakfast in the Dining Area
10:00am Shabbat Services join synagogue of your choice in the Old City, maps with praying times available at the reception desk
11:45am Kiddush & Light Refreshments in the Dining Area
12:00pm Lecture: A Taste of Paradise” With Amichai Cohen. on the rooftop
1:00pm Spirited Shabbat Meal With Yakov Ben shabat. in the cave
3:30pm Mincha Prayer in the Chamber of Light.
4:00pm Magical Tour in the Old City & Join us at a 1’500 years old Music Cave With CB Leiter.
6:00pm Musical Havdalah dance & celebrate. on the rooftop
8:00pm Pizza & Wine Concert live in the cave.
10:00am Practical Tools for Life With Yakov in the library


February 1
February 3