Each session is a week long, from Sunday to Sunday.

For fifteen years and counting, we began retreats in  2000 in Yosemite, California

No, the program is geared towards young adults from allaffiliations, with limited backgrounds in Judaism who want to learn more about their heritage. It has been our experience that participants with very limited knowledge, as well as those who have already begun to explore their heritage, have found the level of study to be accessible, relevant, and engaging.

Heritage Retreats participants are undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students, and young professionals.

Yes. Please call us in the U.S. at 800-927-0476 or in Canada at 866-600-5013 to arrange to speak with some of our alumni.

Mrs. Yael Resnick: 646-519-4480
Rabbi Mordechai Kreitenberg
From US: 800-927-0476
From Canada: 866-268-7169
Email: info@heritageretreats.com

Go to the apply page and fill out the application online.

You are guaranteed a spot only after you have received a hard copy or emailed acceptance letter from Heritage Retreats, and have submitted payment for the program in full. Acceptance may be contingent on a personal interview and/or references.

The total cost  of the program ranges from $199 – $335, which includes room and board for the duration of the session. A breakdown of cost is listed below.  

Students:
$199 for individuals whose applications are received before December 1st.
$250 for individuals whose applications are received after December 1st.

Non Students:
$299.00 for individuals whose applications are received before December 1st.
$335.00 for individuals whose applications are received after December 1st.

There is an additional $50.00 transportation fee for individuals who will need Heritage Retreat’s provided transportation to and from the retreat location.

A limited number of scholarships are available for eligible applicants. Contact us after  you have filled out an application for the session you would like to attend  to discuss our  available scholarships. Once granted a scholarship, participants will  be awarded only the appropriate reimbursement upon successfulcompletion of the program. In the event that a participant departs the program prior to the end date of the program, student will be responsible for all related incidental expenses and tuition payment will not be reimbursed.

From the US: 1-800-927-0476
From Canada: 1-866-268-7169
or email us at: scholarships@heritageretreats.com

Travel is not included in the price. You must arrange and pay for your own travel expenses to attend the retreat. Transportation scholarships are available to eligible applicants. Please call 1-800-927-0476 from the US, or 1-866-268-7169 from Canada, or email us at scholarships@heritageretreats.com.

We are able to charge a reduced tuition of $199.00 because of the philanthropy from various charitable foundations and community leaders. Their gifts enable us to bring down the cost of the program to participants.

Send in your payment as soon as possible in order to guarantee your place in the program.

Payment is due in full upon receipt of your acceptance. You may pay online, via credit card or Paypal. If you prefer to pay by check, checks should be made payable to Heritage Retreats and mailed to:

Heritage Retreats
557 Fenlon Blvd.
Clifton, NJ 07014

After you claim your luggage, you will take a shuttle from Ground Transportation to a hotel that we will announce shortly. Upon arrival at the hotel please proceed to the Heritage Retreats meeting room. There will be transportation departing from the hotel that will take you directly to the ranch. Transportation back to the airport will be arranged upon the culmination of the session. Please do NOT schedule your departure flight before 12:00 noon.

We will do our best to provide transportation for all participants who request it. Please contact us at least two weeks in advance to arrange transportation.

Once you have booked your flight, please email info@heritageretreats.com. Please include your cell phone number on any information you send us. This number is important in coordinating airport pickups

Schedule your flight to arrive at the PHX airport by 2:00 PM on the first day of your trip.  Upon arrival at your program dinner is served and an orientation follows. The programs end on Sunday after breakfast. For your convenience, book your return flight after 12.00 PM on Sunday, allowing yourself ample time to eat breakfast and get to the airport.

Schedule your flight so that you arrive at  PHX by 2PM the day the program is scheduled to begin. Dinner is served upon arrival at program and orientation follows. The programs end on Sunday after breakfast. For your convenience book your return flight after 12.00 noon the day the program ends, allowing yourself ample time to eat breakfast and get to the airport.

Here are a few sites to make your ticket purchase easier and less costly: kayak.com priceline.com, travelocity.com, orbitz.com,cheaptickets.com, jetblue.com. Canadian participants should try travelcuts.com.

Yes, there is email access.

There may not be laundry facilities, please bring sufficient clothes for the week

There may not be laundry facilities, please bring sufficient clothes for the week

You can fly into PHX Airport by 2 pm on the day of your program. We will be providing transportation to the retreat from the airport.

You can fly into PHX on the day of the program by 2 pm, depart the following Sunday after 12pm. We will be providing transportation to the retreat from the airport.

  • Enough clothing for 1 week
  • comfortable walking shoes (closed shoes, without heels)
  • nicer clothing for shabbat (you may want to bring along a skirt/dress)
  • light jacket/ sweater as nights may be cool
  • rain gear: poncho, umbrella in case of rain
  • toiletries: shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste etc.
  • medication
  • towels for bathing and swim
  • bathing suit/appropriate clothing for water sports
  • Sunscreen
  • sunglasses
  • camera (optional)
  • 2 reusable water bottles- very important!
  • day pack
    • Enough clothing for 1 week
    • Comfortable walking shoes
    • Nicer clothing for shabbat
    • Light jacket/ sweater as nights may be cool
    • Rain gear: poncho, umbrella in case of rain
    • Toiletries: shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste etc.
    • Medication
    • Towels for bathing and swim
    • Swimming Costume
    • Sunscreen
    • Sunglasses
    • Camera (optional)
    • 2 reusable water bottles- very important!
    • Day pack

    You may also want to bring along:

    • Power Bar of your choice (please find kosher brand)
    • Binoculars
    • Frisbee
    • Compass

Temperatures vary. Please check Weather.com for exact temperatures. Camp Verde, AZ 86322.

Winter 2017- 18 Women’s program runs from December 31st, 2017- January 7, 2018

Winter 2017-18 Men’s program runs from December 24th – December 31st 2017

Yes, we will provide transportation from PHX airport to the program. Be in touch with us to let us know your transportation needs.

The Winter sessions for both women & men will be on a Dude Ranch in Sedona Arizona. You will be staying in the retreat center with indoor sleeping accommodations, a conference facility, and three meals served daily.

The Men’s Summer trip will be at a base camp in Glacier National Park with tents provided for a glamorous camping experience.

Participants in the Poland-London trip will be staying in various hotels…