Receiving Shalom:

A Midwinter Mindfulness Retreat

January 26-28, 2018

Murray Grove Retreat Center, Lanoka Harbor, NJ

Pause. Shabbat calls. Lift your eyes to creation. There is nothing you need to do, nothing you need to take care of. Pause. Rest. Be.

The gifts of Shabbat are many.

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Shabbat urges us to pay attention to right now, to bring ourselves again and again to the present moment. 

The practice of Shabbat is essential. It calls us to slow down, to notice the intricate patterns of creation, and to engage the world around us with our senses rather than our actions.

Shabbat helps us release the busyness of the mind, and for one day, to relieve us from planning, striving and doing. On this retreat, we will welcome Shabbat and experience its offerings.

Silence will fill the space in between our teachings.

Shabbat helps calm the mind, clear the vision and guide well the work of our hands.
— Rabbi Yael Levy

We Experience

The retreat takes place in Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey, at the Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center.

Arrival: between 3:00 – 5:00pm

Friday evening: Welcoming Shabbat with song, prayer, a festive meal and shared reflections

Shabbat day: Morning practices, Mindfulness prayer service, yoga and rest

Saturday evening: Havdalah with song and teachings

Sunday: Morning practices, Mindfulness prayer service, exploring Shabbat practices    

Closing circle: 12:30pm. Depart by 1:00pm

Yoga is geared for all levels. Gentle stretching is also offered.

Please come with a willingness to practice meditation and silence.

Everyone is welcome.


Silence will fill the spaces in between, a sacred vessel that holds us and guides us.



The registration fee includes your room, all meals from Shabbat dinner through Sunday lunch and snacks. Fees quoted are per person. Payment in full is due by Friday, December 31, 2017. A $50 late fee now applies for registrations received after that date.

Discounts, if applicable, apply to A Way In Friends* and Mishkan Shalom members.*

* A Way In Friends' Discount applies to individuals who have donated or pledged $1,000 or more to A Way In in 5778 (July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018) as well as to Rabbis & Rabbinical Students. Deduct $54.

* Mishkan Shalom Members who do not qualify for the Friend Discount may apply this discount. Deduct $18.

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