Winter Retreat/ Ski Trip 2019


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!



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



$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


*$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


Payment plans available.  Fill out application and email for further questions!


*Grey Ghost Inn: 290 VT-100, West Dover, VT 05356
Phone:(802) 464-2474

*Mount Snow: Phone: 802-464-3333

*Mount Snow Grand Summit Resort Spa-Massages, body wraps,holistic health services- Contact Spa Directly: 802.464.6606

Check out photos from last year!

MJE Couples Presents: Scotch and Torah


Thursday, January 10th | 8 – 10 PM


$36 per couple

Join us for an evening of scotch tasting and Torah with other MJE couples. Ask questions to MJE staff about some of the common misnomers on Jewish Law. 

* Have you ever debated a halacha with your partner, only to find out you were both wrong?

* Does your partner, who grew up religious, seem to know different things than what you learned at MJE?

* Has your child come home from school telling YOU what to do on a certain holiday…?


Come have it out with MJE Staff to freshen up on the biggest misnomers of Jewish Law!

MJE Couples events are co-hosted by Jill Wildes and Elyssa Tannenbaum.

Email for additional information!

MJE Couples Committee:

Dahlia Bellows
Natalie Batalion
Pauline & Bryan Hacken
Julie Ayoub
Orit & Marc Roditis
Evan & Kimberly Hershenson
Jessica Morgan
Larry & Ilyse Rukin
Elyssa Tannenbaum

Charlie Harary: “The Essential Element of Jewish Greatness”

MJE’s Annual Ruth B. Wildes Memorial Lecture

Wed Dec 12 @7:30-9:30pm | MJE West | $10-$100| RSVP REQUIRED

featuring Charlie Harary speaking on

“The Essential Element of Jewish Greatness”



MJE is proud to present the

Annual Ruth B. Wildes Memorial Lecture featuring:


Business Executive and Best Selling Author

Speaking on,  “Chanukah and the Essential Element of Jewish Greatness”


Mr. Charlie Harary, Esq. is a business executive, author and prolificspeaker, known internationally for his charismatic, passionate andsophisticated lectures, seminars and keynote addresses. Currently, Mr. Harary is the CEO of H8 Advisory, LLC, an investment and advisory company based in New York.

Mr. Harary is the author of the best-selling book, “Unlocking Greatness,” published last year by Random House. His podcasts, videos, and radio show have reached hundreds of thousands of people world-wide, providing messages regarding business, personal growth and spirituality.

Mr. Harary was also an executive at RXR Realty, a multi-billion-dollar real estate company. Prior to RXR, Mr. Harary was an associate in Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and Davis Polk & Wardwell. He received his J.D. from Columbia Law School where he was awarded the James Kent Scholar and the Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

For more on Charlie, visit





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

Full time Student with Valid ID: $10.00

Preferred Seating: $100.00

Book “Beyond the Instant” by Rabbi Mark Wildes (Pick up at venue): $20.00

Book “Unlocking Greatness” by Charlie Harary (Pick up at venue): $20.00


Light Refreshments to follow.

Sponsored by the Wildes family on the occasion of the 23rd Yahrzeit of Ruth B. Wildes in whose memory MJE was established.

MJE Couples & Families Presents: Chanukah Havdalah


Saturday, December 8th | 5:45 PM


$36 per couple | $54 per family

Musical Havdalah, Light Chanukah Candles, Tasty Treats, and DIY Havdalah Candles. Join MJE Couples & Families for a Celebration of Lights!

MJE Couples events are co-hosted by Jill Wildes and Elyssa Tannenbaum.

Email for additional information!

MJE Couples Committee:

Dahlia Bellows
Natalie Batalion
Pauline & Bryan Hacken
Julie Ayoub
Orit & Marc Roditis
Evan & Kimberly Hershenson
Jessica Morgan
Larry & Ilyse Rukin
Elyssa Tannenbaum

MJE Welcomes Rabbi Yonatan Udren

Rabbi Anthony Manning speaking at Manhattan Jewish Experience MJE

Chanukah Chagigah 2018


Chanukah Celebration @MJE West!
Wed, Dec 5 @7pm | $10

Come join MJE and light the Hannukah candles, eat some latkes and sufganiyot, and enjoy music and dancing!


7:00 pm | Special Channukah one-on-one Learning with latkes and sufganiyot

7:45 pm | Insight into the holiday of Channukah with RMW

8:10 pm | Communal Hannukiah Lighting

8:20 pm | Kumzits, singing, music, divrei Torah.

9:00 pm | Latkes, sufganiyot, and simcha dancing


MJE Pre Chanukah Happy Hour

MJE Pre Chanukah Happy Hour

Thursday, November 29th

5:00 – 8:00 PM
The Gem Saloon
375 Third Ave (at 27th Street)


Early Bird $10 | Until November 23rd

Late Ticket $15

Door $25

Ticket includes admission and one free drink!

Join hundreds of young Jewish professionals for a WINTER SKI themed happy hour at NYC’s hottest new spot, The Gem Saloon!

Ski masks, ugly sweaters, and bling attire encouraged!!!

No Refunds. Applicants limited to 20s&30s. MJE reserves the right to refund any ticket purchased under false pretenses.****

MJE Torah Installation & Brunch Celebration

New Torah Celebration Manhattan Jewish Experience

As part of the MJE Torah Installation and Brunch Celebration next Sunday (Nov 18th), Betzalel the Sofer will be at MJE at 11am to do a special “Intro to Safrut” presentation explaining what goes into writing a Torah scroll as well as providing participants Hebrew names written in Torah calligraphy on a piece of parchment. There will be Mezuzot and Tefillen for sale!


MJE East: Shabbat in the City

shabbat at manhattan jewish experience mje mark wildes

Shabbat in the City

with MJE East

Friday, November 16th, 2018

6:45 PM | 185 East 85th Street

Located on the Lower Level

Join Rabbi Avi Heller and Chazzan Avi Gewertz for Friday Night Live! Soulful Kabbalat Shabbat services, followed by delicous sushi and wine bar! Explore Jewish Life. Meet New People. Get Inspired.

Early Bird $25 | Until Wednesday November 14th at 6PM

Regular $36 | After November 14th at 6PM



***No refunds. All sales final. No walk Ins, Online Pre-Purchase Only. Participants limited to 20s&30s from non observant backgrounds. For security purposes, you may be asked to show a printout of your ticket purchase from Eventbrite. MJE reserves the right to refund any ticket purchased under false pretenses.****