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REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Click HERE for RETREAT INFORMATION. We are looking forward to another wonderful weekend in community on beautiful Cape Cod.

B'nai Or's Annual Community Retreat 2019
Red Jacket Beach Resort
1 South Shore Drive, South Yarmouth, MA 02664

May 10-12, 2019

Holiness in Challenging Times
Rabbi Dr. Laura Duhan-Kaplan and Dr. Charles Kaplan

Judaism speaks to different dimensions of our being, in body language, mind language, heart language, and soul language. Let's spend a Shabbat together experiencing the Jewish day of rest as fully as we can, savoring meals and conversation, prayer and song, the ocean of Torah, and the beautiful beaches of New England.

We are excited to announce that this year's Annual Retreat Leaders will be Rabbi Dr. Laura Duhan-Kaplan and Dr. Charles Kaplan. Rabbi Laura, an ALEPH ordinee, is a popular teacher and speaker who combines intellect, emotion and spirit. Her blog, On Sophia Street, focuses on creative Torah interpretation and multi-faith spirituality. During the week, Laura is Director of Inter-Religious Studies and Professor of Jewish Studies at the Vancouver School of Theology. On weekends she chants Torah, leads davennen, and sings with Charles.

In his day job, Charles is a child psychologist. But at night and on weekends you’ll find him planning Jewish musical events and playing classical and flamenco style guitar with “Sulam” and “Chanting and Chocolate,” the two ensembles he helps to lead. He’s also a davvenen leader, with or without an instrument in his hands.

For ten years, Laura and Charles were Rabbi and Hubbitzin at Or Shalom Synagogue, Vancouver. They are also proud parents of two young adults, caretakers of a changing array of companion animals, and a couple that delights in leading davennen together. To learn more about Rabbi Duhan-Kaplan, visit www.sophiastreet.com.


Picture Collage B'nai Or Annual Community Retreat 2013 led by Rabbis Hanna Tiferet and Daniel Siegel

Picture Collage B'nai Or Annual Community Retreat 2012 led by Rabbis Nadia and Victor Gross