By Amram Altzman
“Going to this Shabbaton changed the way I saw myself for the better because I finally learned to love all of me.” – Rivka, New Jersey
Our first LGBTQ+ and Ally Teen Shabbaton of 2024 is almost here!
Since our first Shabbaton in 2012 where I was a participant, this weekend retreat has created a vital space of queer joy for hundreds of LGBTQ+ Jewish teens from all over the United States and Canada.
This year, we plan to bring together over 100 LGBTQ+ Jewish Youth at our Midwest (March 15-17), East Coast (March 29-31) and West Coast (May 10-12) Shabbatonim this spring. Stay tuned for news later in the year of a Shabbaton in the Southwest as well!
Who is the Shabbaton for?
Where are the Shabbatonim?
Exact Shabbaton venue locations, and recommended flights/trains from major cities, are shared once you register, for security reasons.
How much does it cost to participate?
What does programming look like at a Shabbaton?
Why should I/my child(ren) attend a Shabbaton?
Where can I learn more?
How do I register? On our website! Spots are limited, so please register as soon as possible.
As we celebrate growth and renewal later this week on Tu b’Shvat, the Jewish New Year of the Trees, may we be reminded of our power to inspire growth and renewal not just in our environment, but in our communities and in ourselves, year-round. We know that at our upcoming Shabbatonim we will savor together new avenues to growth! We hope you or a teen in your life will join us.