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Winter Retreat/ Ski Trip 2018

MJE WINTER RETREAT VIDEO Get excited for 2018 to be the best ski trip yet!

Posted by Manhattan Jewish Experience on Thursday, February 4, 2016

Want to meet new peeps in a cozy ski lodge with a hot tub?

Ski.Ride.Snow Tube.Snow Mobile.Hike.Hot Tub. Activities for Non-Skiers.Sip Wine by the Fireplace. Experience a Fantastic Shabbat Program Complete with Open Bar, Catered Dinners, Meditation and Hikes. Snowtubing and Bar Saturday Night!

Whether you are a ski/boarding bum or the sort of person who would rather curl up near the fire place with a glass of wine and great conversation, MJE’s annual winter retreat has fun options for everyone making it our most popular trip of the year!

*3 days and 3 nights in our own family owned bed and breakfast
*Private transportation to and from VT + to and from the slopes of Mt. Snow.
*All meals catered, including waffle and omelette bar. Want to make your own freshjuice?We have that too!
*Open bar and ample drinks in ski lodge!
*Outdoor HOT TUB TIME MACHINE to rest your weary muscles after a long day of skiing/snowboarding/tubing/snowmobiling.
*Amazing Shabbat experience with meals, lectures, hiking, group activities.
*Expect a full house! We cap out at around 60-70 participants and sell equal numbers of spots for men and women.
*Make new friends and meet new people!

SCROLL DOWN TO SEE COSTS 

 


Here’s a sample of our itinerary from last year:

Thursday: Our private bus picks us up at 6:00 pm in front of MJE and we are whisked away to snowy Vermont . Upon arrival, we check into the Grey Ghost Inn which has been reserved entirely for us.

Friday Day: Start the day with a big, Vermont Style breakfast (pancakes, waffles, hot chocolate and more) and then head out to Mt. Snow where we’ll hit the slopes! From beginner classes to black diamonds, there’s a little something for everyone. Last year, those who didn’t want to ski/ride went snow tubing. Others chilled at the bed and breakfast and enjoyed having the whole, cozy place to themselves!

Friday Night: Greet the Shabbat with beautiful singing and a scrumptious meal prepared by our very own chef. After dinner kick back with a glass of wine and shmooze it up.  We have a large candy bar and some people stayed up until 2 am laughing, chatting, playing board games etc.

Shabbat Day is a pleasantly mixed bag of activities: Hearty meals, uplifting services, seminar options, winter hiking options, and of course sleeping in are all on the menu.

After Shabbat: We hit the town! In the past we’ve rented out an entire snow tubing location and then went to a sports bar with live music and fun VT atmosphere. Nothing like making a toast with your new friends in ski pants and sweatshirts. Or go pantless and keep things interesting.

SundayIt’s back to the slopes for our second day of skiing. Last year, a bunch of people opted to go snowmobiling  while others booked massages. We finish the trip with a delicious lake lunch and closing ceremony. Head home around 5 pm for return to NYC around 9:00 pm

 


COSTS

$389.00 Base Price: Includes three nights and three days at cozy ski lodge (think charming fireplace:), gourmet catered meals, open bar at the ski lodge, Saturday Night snowtubing paid by MJE, bonfire with s’mores, hot tub with new friends

OPTIONAL

*$75.00 Transportation   Optional private bus transport. Leaves 6:30 pm Thursday night from MJE in the UWS to VT and return 6 pm on Sunday to MJE
*$50.00 Lift Ticket Friday (MJE Group Rate)
*$57.00 Lift Ticket Sunday (MJE Group Rate)
*$35 gear rental, $10 helmet rental
*$37.00  Ski Lesson (Group Clinic)  Does not include lift ticket or rental
*$20 Snowtubing
*$59-149 Snowmobiling
*$15-25 Snowshoeing + $10 Trail Pass

NOTE: ALL TICKETS ARE PURCHASED DIRECTLY FROM MOUNT SNOW IN PERSON ON DAY OF, BRING CREDIT CARD 🙂

Payment plans available.  Fill out application and email atara@jewishexperience.org for further questions!


LODGING DETAILS & OFFERINGS

*Grey Ghost Inn: http://www.grayghostinn.com/Address: 290 VT-100, West Dover, VT 05356
Phone:(802) 464-2474

*Mount Snow: http://www.mountsnow.com/ Phone: 802-464-3333

*Mount Snow Grand Summit Resort Spa-Massages, body wraps,holistic health services- Contact Spa Directly: http://www.mountsnow.com/the-mountain/nature-spa/ 802.464.6606


Check out photos from last year!

Deborah Lipstadt Speaks: Annual Ruth B. Wildes Memorial Lecture

MJE’s Annual Ruth B. Wildes Memorial Lecture

Sat Dec 9 @7:30-9:30pm | Columbia University | $20-$250| RSVP REQUIRED

featuring Deborah Lipstadt speaking on
“Confronting Antisemitism in the 21st Century”

 

 

MJE is proud to present the

Annual Ruth B. Wildes Memorial Lecture featuring:

Deborah Lipstadt

Historian and Best Selling Author

Speaking on, “Confronting Antisemitism in the 21st Century”

 

Dr. Lipstadt’s book, ‘History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier,’ inspired the acclaimed film “Denial” with Rachel Weisz.

Currently the Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University.

In 1994 she was appointed by Bill Clinton to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, serving two terms.

 

 

***THIS EVENT WILL BE SOLD OUT AND NO TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR***

 

Doors open 7:30 PM

Lecture begins 8:00 PM

*Please arrive early, there will be security and registration to go through

 

General Admission: $20.00

Preferred Seating: $100.00

VIP Reception: Minimum Donation of $250.00

(VIP Access, Private Reception and Book Signing with Dr. Deborah

Lipstadt 7:00 pm Sharp)

 

Sponsored by the Wildes family on the occasion of the 22nd Yahrzeit of Ruth B. Wildes in whose memory MJE was established.

(Pre) Chanukah Happy Hour

(Pre) Chanukah Happy Hour!
Thurs, Dec 7 @5-8pm
Location: Linen Hall | 101 3rd Ave.
YJPS 20s & 30s

$20 early bird | $25 regular | $30 door

Join hundreds of YJP’s for Manhattan’s best Happy Hour for a pre Chanukah celebration!

 

 

Friday Night Dinner – Downtown: Shabbat Fiesta

MJE DOWNTOWN FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER
Dec 1 @7PM | La Nacional
Sign Up Now!

 

Join hundreds of 20s and 30s for a fetive, gourmet Friday night Shabbat Mexican themed dinner.

Margarita Bar. Catered Dinner. Buffet Desserts.

 

 

Join hundreds of YJP’s for catered Friday night dinner

Limited seating. Sign up now!!!

Pricing

$36 early bird
$45 regular
$60 late