Fri August 16 @ 4:00 pm EDT - Sun August 18 @ 12:00 pm EDT

Queer Tribe Retreat

Join Tribe 12’s Queer Tribe for a Shabbat experience in the Poconos surrounded by beautiful sights and wonderful people!

This Tribe 12 Retreat is for all queer-identified people interested in building Jewish community in the Philadelphia area and looking for an opportunity to relax, unwind and celebrate Shabbat. This weekend retreat in Lake Harmony is an invitation to step out of your everyday life and into Jewish time. Make new friends and/or deepen your connection with existing community while exploring what Shabbat means to you. There will be a mix of guided group activities and free time to explore nature, journal, rest and recharge.

Never been to a Tribe 12 event before? That’s totally fine! We would love to have you. This retreat is open to queer folks of all genders, age 20-39, who identify as Jewish (or feel genuinely curious about Judaism) and live in the Philadelphia area.

Some FAQs:

When is the retreat? Friday, August 16 – Sunday, August 18 Check-in will begin on Friday at 4:00pm with the retreat formally beginning at 5:30pm. The retreat will conclude on Sunday by 12:00pm (guests must check-out of rooms by 10:00am).

Where is it? Lake Harmony, PA

Is there transportation? The retreat is about a 2 hr drive from Philadelphia. We will have carpool options for folks without cars + a travel stipend for those who drive multiple people.

How much does it cost? The retreat fee is $100/person The retreat fee is all-inclusive of meals, lodging, workshops and activities throughout the weekend.

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel, you may make a cancellation request for a 50% refund by August 5th. After August 5th, all payments are final. If you need to cancel at the last minute due to an emergency or because of contracting COVID-19, please contact us as soon as you can to discuss refund options ([email protected]).

Tribe 12 connects people in their 20s/30s to Jewish life and community in Philadelphia today so they will choose to stay connected tomorrow. We welcome people who identify as Jewish, whose partner is Jewish, or who are exploring Judaism. Tribe 12 seeks to include all individuals regardless of gender or identity expression, religious history and practice, and financial circumstances. We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including disabled individuals, to engage fully. If you require any accommodations please see our page on accommodations. Feel free to contact us with any questions at [email protected]


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