Meet Alumni

Sedona Arizona

Jillian K


It’s hard to convey in words how transformative and uplifting of a journey I experienced with Heritage Retreats. The impact remains with me on a daily basis and enriches my life more than I can properly express.

Having the opportunity to explore profound aspects of Judaism in one of the most wondrous, natural havens in the country (and the world!) was such a gift. Our teachers emulated endless wisdom, passion, and inspiration, and it was contagious. The schedule felt so balanced and exciting every day, with empowering, thought-provoking classes in the mornings and epic adventures in the afternoons and evenings. We really got to soak in the awe and majesty of Sedona, the Grand Canyon, and beyond, and we had a lot of opportunities to reflect meaningfully and to unwind.

The most precious gifts of all from this trip, without a doubt, were the lifelong bonds created with fellow participants and staff. They are my besties and mentors for life! We keep in touch weekly and reunite whenever we’re in the same area. I’m forever grateful to be a part of such a down-to-earth, growth-oriented crew.

Making the decision to spend my December break with Heritage was frankly one of the best decisions I’ve made.

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Yuval Fish


I had the privilege to partake in the Poland trip offered by Heritage Retreats this past summer and it was a life-altering experience. As for most Jews, the Holocaust casts a vast shadow over my life. This trip gave me a new perspective on the real horror that the Jewish people experienced during the war. Even though none of the information was new to me, going on this trip allowed me for the first time in my life to be physically present where the unthinkable events unfolded.

The trip was well planned and we had the good fortune of being led by an exceptional tour guide. Rabbi Hirsch added an important perspective to everything that we experienced. It is really hard to put into words what we saw and it definitely was a life-altering experience. I already encouraged my friends and relatives to sign up for next years trip; that speaks to how highly I rate this experience.

Sedona Arizona

Ilana Pomerantz


On Heritage Retreats I was immersed in nature while bonding with spiritually driven women who were seeking meaningful conversation and connection to themselves, others, and their Judaism. Heritage was a life changing experience. With the encouragement and support of incredible teachers, staff, and participants of the program my passion for Judaism has been recharged and strengthened.
Heritage was a life changing experience.

Sedona Arizona

Chloe


I could not imagine a more meaningful, growth oriented, and magical week. I loved being surrounded by a group of empowering Jewish women who wanted to deepen their Jewish knowledge and to grow spiritually. The teachers inspired all of us with their insightful wisdom that continues to influence my life today. I realized the potential within me to connect with my deepest self through Judaism.

Best,
Chloe

Sedona Arizona

Maddy Lefkowitz


The Arizona Women’s Heritage Retreat was hands down the best week of my life. Not only did we enjoy the gorgeous mountains and scenery of Arizona, but we also learned amazing Torah ideas while surrounded by growth-oriented young women. This retreat has been a pivotal moment in my self-growth and spiritual exploration as it strengthened my Jewish identity and revealed wonderful life lessons through the beauty of the Torah’s teachings. This retreat has inspired me to deeply explore my connection to Judaism and surround myself with wonderful people. I will never forget my time on the Jackpot Ranch!

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Andrew S


My experience at Heritage Retreats was really worthwhile. We are all immersed in our daily lives of school/work, friends etc., but we rarely take time to think about some of the bigger questions. Heritage Retreats allowed me to take in the fresh air, hike, and enable meaningful conversations in a fun setting with some awesome guys.

Glacier , Montana

Andrew Jacobson


Heritage Retreats is a phenomenal program filled with inspiring people, both students and teachers alike. The Rabbis each provided something special — wonderful stories, Talmudic insights, etc. Learning in nature was especially powerful, and helped me see and experience the divine in a special, special way. Thank you Heritage Retreats.

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Yaniv G.


Heritage Retreats is an experience that will benefit you for a lifetime. You start off by meeting guys from across the country who you think have very little in common with you, and when you leave it dawns on you that some of the best connections in life just happened on this trip. The Rabbi’s on my trip shared lessons that I think about on a daily basis. I will always be thankful to Heritage Retreats for introducing me to their wonderful family of Jewish adventurers.”