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Passover Seder: Monday, April 10, 2017
Optional full Weekend Retreat (required for Adventure Class):
April 8-10, 2017

Optional Free Add Ons Sat and Sun:
Bonfires,
Hikes, Kids Programs, Wine Tasting and more

The Main Event Mon:
Full day Passover hike
with
catered traditional Seder meal


Passover Seder in the desert of Moab, Utah.
April 10, 2017

Rabbi Jamie Korngold, Adventure Rabbi, at the Passover Seder in Moab, Utah

Led by Rabbi Jamie Korngold
Adventure Rabbi

Rabbi Evon Yakar
Adventure Rabbi

Elaine Barenblat
Adventure Educator


Jeff Finkelstein
Lead Guide


Hiking 1st-night Seder begins
Monday morning, 4/10/17

 

 

Watch Video:
PBS: Religion & Ethics featured Adventure Rabbi's Passover in Moab:

PBS Video - Desert Passover Seder
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Full Moon for Passover Setting over the Canyon Walls during Adventure Rabbi Passover in Moab retreat.

This year, join the Adventure Rabbi community in Moab, Utah for a Reform Passover retreat.

This year, we will be at a new and more secluded campground - Lone Mesa Campground, just outside of Moab, Utah.

The advantages:

- We will have the entire campground to ourselves.

- It's off the beaten path, so we will have a lot less truck traffic on the road, or have to share the campground with other people "stopping in."

- We have some new hikes for people who have been with us for many, many years - so we're mixing it up a bit.

At the request of the BLM, we're trying this location out this year (we've led another trip at Lone Star in the past), and will most likely return to Gold Bar Campground the next season.

(Note: the bulk of these photos are from our old campsite not the new one. The look is similar, but the new site is away from the river and the vistas are more open. The outhouses are a little more rustic i.e. walls but no roofs.)

Quick Overview of Schedule: (scroll down for details)

- Saturday (Optional): Arrive at campground, set up tents, enjoy campfire and conversation. Adventure Class to do moonlight hike at Corona Arch. (Drivers needed.)

- Sunday (Optional): Guided hiking for different groups in the morning from Lone Mesa campground. Sunday afternoon: free time; Sunday evening: campfire with conversation.

- Monday: Hike to Seder, catered Seder meal at campground. Campfire and conversation.

- Tuesday: Pack and Go!

Saturday, we open the retreat with a Havdallah and singing at the Lone Mesa campground, just outside Moab, Utah. This welcoming program will help you feel included, if you came alone or with friends, for the first time or the eighth. Students in our Adventure B'nai Mitzvah class will be guided on an adventurous night hike to Corona Arch. Meanwhile, other members of the community will enjoy a wine tasting, bonfire, singing and s'mores back at the campsite.

Sunday, we offer a choice of hikes (by age group) to along the Lone Mesa trail. We will leisurely make our way up the canyon, enjoying the beautiful views and great company. In the afternoon, there will be a choice of programs back at campsite to prepare us for the Seder the next day. In the evening, we will enjoy the campfire, s'mores, and flashlight tag.

Monday, we embark on a wilderness journey for our Seder, an all day event including a 3-mile (round trip) Seder hike around the contours of Lone Mesa.

Along the way, we stop to take in the view and to learn, discuss and debate. When we finally reach the top, we begin our Seder.

We sing, dance, re-tell the Passover story and read the Exodus story directly out of our Backpacking Torah.

Reading the Passover story of Exodus directly from the unscrolled Torah, during the Passover in Moab, Utah retreat with Adventure Rabbi

Reading the Passover story of Exodus directly from the unscrolled Torah, during the Passover in Moab, Utah retreat with Adventure Rabbi

We then hike back down to the campground, where our catered Seder meal is served desert style, on long stretches of fabric set beautifully along the contours of the red rock canyons.

Holding up Matzah, during the Passover in Moab, Utah retreat with Adventure Rabbi

Passover Seder - Passover in Moab, Utah retreat with Adventure Rabbi

This is an exquisite and unique opportunity to meet new people and relate to Judaism in a relevant and meaningful way.

People fly in from all over the world for this retreat. We take great pride in our ability to create a close knit community in the seemingly short time of this retreat. Come alone or bring your friends and family. We promise this is one Passover you will never forget!

  • Imagine a long expanse of brightly covered fabric, stretched out on the desert floor, with an animated group of casually dressed Jews seated around it.
  • Imagine people seated on cushions, reclining in the breeze of the cooling desert afternoon.
  • Imagine a tablecloth festooned with Seder plates, candles, overflowing goblets, musical instruments and colorful desert decorations.
  • Imagine abundant platters of food, piled high with traditional foods.
  • Imagine song, dance, and merriment.
  • Imagine you hear the laughter, the chatter and the lively debate.
  • Imagine you are celebrating Seder with a group of outdoorsy Jews who are quickly becoming your friends.

You won't fall asleep at this Seder!

Passover Seder, during the Passover in Moab, Utah retreat with Adventure Rabbi

Leave your fancy clothing at home, pack hiking boots, daypack and water bottle, and come celebrate the Passover Seder 4,000 feet closer to God!

Hiking to Corona Arch, during the Adventure Rabbi Passover in Moab Retreat.

Gather around the campfire:

Playing guitar around the campfire, during the Passover in Moab, Utah retreat with Adventure Rabbi

Campfire, during the Passover in Moab, Utah retreat with Adventure Rabbi

 

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Each paid participant will receive a super-bright
Adventure Rabbi-inscribed 9 LED flashlight (batteries included).

Passover Flashlight

   Passover Seder 2017 Details:
What: Reform Passover Seder: traditional foods, innovative outdoor Seder, camping w/ options for additional guided hikes.
When:

Saturday April 8, 2017
(Night hike to Corona Arch for the Adventure B'nai Mitzvah Class)

Sunday April 9, 2017 Hikes and Programs

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 9:30 am
The Main Event - Passover Seder with hike
led by Rabbi Evon Yakar and Rabbi Jamie Korngold 9:30 am - 3 pm Hike and Seder
4:30 - 5:45 pm Conclude Seder at Campground
5:45 pm Seder Dinner served


Tentative Schedule

Where: Moab, Utah. Lone Mesa Campground, 19 miles outside of Moab. The campground is 29 miles from I-70.
Why: Let the wilderness awaken your Judaism for Passover Seder 2017.
Price:

Adults: $145
Adults, Ages 21-30: $29(Huge Scholarship - click here)
Seniors, College and Graduate Students: $125
Teens 13-17: $120
Children 2-12: $75
Children under 2 free

Adventure Rabbi Members, Free
(Adventure Rabbi Membership is $375 per person or $180 for kids)

Includes: Catered, Kosher-Style Passover Meal April 10, 2017,
(Read more on what we mean by kosher below), Camping Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights, programs and activities starting on Saturday night.


We discourage camping for families with small children who wake in the middle of the night and will wake up other campers.

We have extremely limited space for RVs. If you are planning on using one, please contact us.

Early Bird Discount:
Until Dec. 31, 2016: $125
After Jan 1, 2017: $145

After March 18, 2017: +$25 additional late for adult registration fee.

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Menu:

Catered Passover Seder Meal, served desert style [Passover Seder Meal Details]

Seder Meal included with Registration

Come for Free: We may have ambassador positions, Ambassadors attend for free in exchange for working the event. [Details]
Kids Program: We will be featuring special programs for children, tweens, teen and bar and bat mitzvah students led by Rabbi Evon Yakar and Elaine Barenblat.
Camping: A gorgeous, secluded site outside Moab, Utah, with views of Lone Mesa. Saturday, Sunday and Monday camping included in fee. Sorry, but we're not able to accommodate pets, even dogs. Outhouses are on site.

We have limited space for RVs. If you are planning on using one, please contact us.
Closest Airport: Grand Junction, CO or Moab, Utah. Rental cars are available [Click Here]
Religious
Affiliation:
Rabbi Jamie Korngold is a Reform rabbi and author of God in the Wilderness and The God Upgrade and 9 children's books. This is an out-of-the-box religious event. We will be carrying, lighting fire, and driving on the Sabbath and on the Holiday.
     Who Comes on Adventure Rabbi Trips?

Our participants are:

  • Outdoor-oriented
  • We tend to get lots of 20s, 30s and 40s.
  • Progressive and open-minded about their Judaism (the service and components are from the Reform traditions, and we will be driving, carrying and lighting fires on the Sabbath and holiday).
  • Looking for "authentic" and meaningful Jewish experiences
  • Representative of a range of Jewish knowledge and practice
  • From all across the United States, L.A. to Florida, to NYC (and of course from Denver and Boulder, Colorado)
  • Newcomers who do not know anyone when the arrive
  • Regulars, who have been coming to AR events for year
  • Families with children. Special kid's Passover program.
    We discourage camping for families with small children who wake in the middle of the night and may wake up other campers. Hotels are near-by In Moab.
  • Singles and Couples

 

20s / 30s for Adventure Rabbi Passover Seder

Family Portrait - Passover in Moab, Utah

Family Portrait in Moab, Utah during the Passover in Moab trip.

Sadie and her friends, jumping under Corona Arch, during the Passover in Moab Seder Retreat with Adventure Rabbi

Hiking to Corona Arch

Hiking to Corona Arch at Passover in Moab

Reading the story of Exodus out of the unscrolled Torah - Elaine Barenblat - during Adventure Rabbi's Passover in Moab, UT Retreat.

Group under Corona Arch

Rabbi Jamie Korngold, founder of Adventure Rabbi

Group hiking during Passover in Moab, Utah.


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   Schedule: Passover Seder in the Desert - 2017

 

   Saturday Passover Event Details:


Menu:
We know having eating traditional Passover foods is very important. We will be serving a traditional Seder meal, which will be Kosher for Passover. By this we mean that none of the prohibited grains or leavening products will be used. However, we will not serve kosher meats because we are not comfortable with the methods currently used to raise and slaughter kosher animals. No pork or shellfish will be served. The kitchen where the food is prepared is not a kosher kitchen.
(Menu subject to change)

Monday Seder Meal:
(catered, included with registration)

  • Matzo ball soup (both vegetarian and chicken based)
  • Seder plate, including shank bone, charoset, parsley, hard boiled egg, salt water, lettuce, horseradish.
  • Sephardic Style Charoset and Matzah, including apricots, dates, and pistachio with Matzah.
    Ingredients include: Apricot, Date, Pistachios, Matzoh, almonds, cream sherry, orange zest, cinnamon, ground cardamom, and cayenne pepper.
  • Gefilte fish with horseradish
  • Quinoa Salad: Including quinoa, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, lime juice, ground cumin, baby spinach and Italian dressing.
  • Beet salad with red onion and orange juice
  • Curry chicken tenders with a lemon curry yogurt
  • Spinach & Matzah Pies: Back by popular demand.
    Ingredients: spinach, matzah, golden potatoes, green onions, lemon juice, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese.
  • Sweet Potato Kugel: Ingredients: Apples, sweet potatoes, carrots, matzoh meal, butter, salt, cinnamon and sugar, pineapple juice, matzo sheets.
  • Macaroons
  • Copious quantities of red & white wine, as well as grape juice.

Please note: this is a catered meal prepared in the middle of the desert without running water or electricity. Some items are prepared ahead of time. We are not able to accommodate special dietary needs or allergies. While each item might not contain a specific allergen, cross contamination may occur.

Traditional Passover Meal

* Please note, meat will not be Heckschered

Seder:
The Adventure Rabbi Seder promises to be experiential, engaging, interactive and inclusive. It will not be boring, droning or preachy. Come prepared to hike, sing, dance, and discuss.

Imagine a long expanse of brightly covered fabric, stretched out on the desert floor, with all of us seated around it. Imagine people seated on cushions, reclining in the breeze of the cooling desert afternoon. Imagine a tablecloth festooned with Seder plates, candles, goblets, musical instruments and colorful desert decorations. Imagine abundant platters of food, piled high with traditional foods.

Join us!

Pre-Seder Passover Activities

Weather:
Based on the averages recorded at this time of the year, we expect temperatures between 39 and 76 degrees. Please bring appropriate gear to be outside in sun, rain or snow! We'll send a recommended gear list before the retreat. Unfortunately, beside for some sun shelters, we do not have an indoor option available if bad weather prevails. That's the adventure part of Adventure Rabbi. Fortunately there is usually only 1.2 inches of rain in Moab in April. There will be no refunds for bad weather.

Bring: (complete gear list will be sent closer to the retreat)

  • Camping gear (also available for rent, email for details >>)
  • Stakes, (really hard core stakes!) to hold your tent down. It is very windy in the desert
  • Mallet for putting in those hard-core stakes you brought. You will be the envy of your tent neighbors.
  • Water and extra water (not available in the campground)
  • Toilet Paper / hand sanitizer
  • Outdoor clothing
  • Cushions for sitting on during seder
  • Seder plate & decorations for our table (optional)
  • Camping chair
  • Wood for campfire (optional)
  • Musical instruments for around the campfire
  • To be as "green" as we can, we ask you to bring your own plates, bowls, cups and utensils, for eating so we can avoid disposables
  • Bring your own food and cooking gear for meals other than the seder!

 

  Staff:

Rabbi Jamie Korngold
Rabbi Korngold is an ordained Reform rabbi and the founder and Executive Director of the Adventure Rabbi Program, based in Boulder Colorado. She is nationally recognized for her innovative work combining religion and nature, as well as for her cutting edge use of technology.

A favorite of the media, she has been featured by Good Morning America, National Geographic, NPR, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Ski Magazine as well as many other outlets.

Rabbi Korngold is an athlete and a scholar. She completed the Leadville Trail 100, a 100-mile running race in less than 30 hours and was ranked fourth in the nation for telemark mogul skiing. She is a graduate of Cornell University's natural resources program and received her masters and ordination from Hebrew Union College.

Rabbi Korngold is best known for her ability to make Judaism relevant, meaningful and accessible and therefore opening the doors back to Judaism for thousands of disenfranchised Jews. Through her nature based approach to religion, she is able to bridge the gap between scientific thought and religion, healing a fissure that often disrupts spiritual paths.

She lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband Jeff and daughters, Sadie and Ori.

God in the Wilderness The God Upgrade Sadie and the Sukkah Breakfast

Rabbi Jamie Korngold, the author of the best selling book God in the Wilderness (Doubleday 2008) which is now in its third printing.

The God Upgrade: Finding Your 21st-Century Spirituality in Judaism's 5,000-Year-Old Tradition (Jewish Lights, March 2011).

Sadie & the Sukkah Breakfast (Kar-Ben, July 2011).

Sadie and the Big Mountain (Kar-Ben, 2012)

Sadie and the Almost Marvelous Menorah Kar-Ben, 2012)

Seder in the Desert (Kar-Ben, 2014)

Sadie, Ori and the Lag B'Omer Mystery (Kar-Ben, 2014)

Sadie, Ori and Nuggles go to Camp (Kar-Ben, 2014)

Sadie, Ori and Grandma's Blanket (Kar-Ben, 2015)

Mazel Tov! (Kar-Ben, 2015)

Sadie and the Snowy Tu B'Shevat
(Kar-Ben, 2018)

Find her at:
Adventure Rabbi: http://www.AdventureRabbi.org/
Facebook: http://www.AdventureRabbi.org/facebook/
Blog: http://blog.AdventureRabbi.org/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/adventurerabbi


Rabbi Evon YakarRabbi Evon Yakar:
Rabbi Evon lives in South Lake Tahoe, California. He specializes in youth education and is an expert at making Judaism relevant and meaningful to 12 and 13 year olds.

He is passionate about sharing Judaism with his students and loves the opportunity to personalize the program according to the interests of each of his students.

. Rabbi Evon works part-time for the Adventure Rabbi Program and part time as the Rabbi at Temple Bat Yam. Rabbi Evon also loves skiing, hiking, and playing ice hockey. In his free time you can find him hiking with his wife Rachel, two boys and their dog Sasha.

 

Jeff Finkelstein
If you have called or emailed the office to find out about this retreat, chances are you spoke with Jeff. Jeff coordinates the overall logistics for the retreat, including web development, fielding participants questions and everything else you can possible imagine.

Jeff is also the lead mountaineering guide at Adventure Rabbi, and brings to the trail years of experience working in the Jewish camping world. He is proud to be product of the Reform Movement's youth group system. Jeff adds to his Jewish knowledge his skills as a back country guide, ski patroller and mountaineer.

 

    Elaine Barenblat, Adventure Educator:Jewish learning is fun with Elaine Barenblatt


    Elaine is our first full-time Adventure Educator, serving our base in Boulder, CO and our ever-growing Distance Learning community. She teaches the bulk of our Hebrew students (both on line and in our Boulder Headquarters) and is know for her enthusiastic style.

    Elaine runs our 20s/30s programs, and our teens programs.

    Elaine is a native of San Antonio, Texas, but has always had her heart in Colorado's mountains. She received her Interdisciplinary Studies degree from the University of North Texas with a focus in early childhood and special education.

    Elaine brings with her a deep love for the outdoors and a passion for teaching in new and innovative ways. She looks forward to working in an out-of-the-box, experiential program, with endless opportunities to make Judaism connect for our youth.

Anne O'Driscoll
We are thrilled that Anne will be our event planner once again this year. All is well when Anne is around! She has years of experience working as an event planner. Anne has a fabulous eye for detail, a welcoming manner, and a get-it-done attitude. Anne coordinated our Yom Kippur service, so you may have met her there. Anne will have a staff of four ambassadors to help facilitate the event. For more information about being an ambassador see>>

 

  Camping:

Gold Bar Recreation Site Campground Saturday, Sunday and Monday night camping are included in your fee.

The Lone Mesa Group Site Campground is located on a sweeping curve in a remote location, outside Moab, Utah.

The campground offers stunning views both up and down the valley. Sunset is particularly striking at Lone Mesa, as the Navajo Sandstone cliffs surrounding the campground change color as darkness falls.

RVs: We have limited space for RVs and pop-up campers. If you are planning on using one, please contact us.

How to Get There:

From I-70, turn South onto Highway 191 toward Moab, Utah. Travel 21 miles on Highway 191, and then turn right onto highway 313 (at the Dinosaur Trail Center). Proceed 8 more miles on Highway 313, and turn right at the Lone Mesa Sign. Just down the road (1/8 mile), turn right to proceed into the campground.

The campground is 29 miles from I-70. If you pass the entrance to Arches National Park or wind up in the town of Moab, you've missed the turn.

Passover Camping Trip - Jewish SederAbout Dogs / Pets: We love dogs, and wish they could be part of the camping experience. However, we're not able to accommodate dogs (other than seeing-eye dogs) at this event.

We recommend the following places to watch your dog in Moab, Utah:

  • Moab Veterinary Clinic 4575 Spanish Valley Drive Moab UT 84532 Len W. Sorensen DVM. Call 8 am-5 pm for boarding or appointment. Call 24 hrs. a day for emergencies (435) 259-8710.
    Pets will need to be fully vaccinated to board, vaccinations must be current. Dogs need to be vaccinated for "Kennel Cough" and you will need to bring proof of vaccinations. Advance reservations are helpful, especially around the holidays.
  • Dog & Cat Clinic of Moab, Jim Gostlin DMV, 125 East 300 South Moab, UT 84532-2619 (435) 259-2733 dogandcatclinic@frontiernet.net
  • Karen's Canine Campground 2781 S. Roberts Rd. (435) 259-7922
  • K-9 Taxi and Boarding Call Jeff or Kimi 435 686-2295 PDF / more info
  • More info about Pets in Moab >>

Jewish Seder - Trip in Moab, Utah - April 2008Facilities: There are picnic tables and fire rings and sites are adjacent to outhouses. Bring toilet paper. Ample parking is available.

Water: There is no drinking water on site. Untreated (but tested) water is available at Matrimony Spring, located just east of U.S. Highway 191 on Utah Highway 128.

Staying Elsewhere
:
You are welcome to book your own accommodation in Moab or surrounding areas. Discounts will not be given for those staying elsewhere.

  Options for Transportation:

For our guests from afar, we suggest flying to Moab, Utah's Airport or Grand Junction, Colorado and renting a car. All the national chains of rental cars are available from Grand Junction Airport.

Distance from nearby points:

  • Grand Junction, CO: 113 miles from (1 hour 50 min)
  • Denver, CO: 355 miles (5 hours 28 minutes)
  • Boulder, CO: 366 miles (5 hours 49 min)
  • Salt Lake City, Utah: 234 miles (4 hours)
  • Aspen, Colorado: 239 miles (4 hours)
  • Eagle, Colorado: 229 miles (3 hours 29 minutes)

  For Our Out of State Guests:

We are happy to provide you with a place to rent camping gear (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad) so you have less to schlep. There will also be people on hand who can teach you to set it all up.

Canyon Voyages (Moab, Utah) - 801-259-4121
http://www.canyonvoyages.com/
Eureka Timberline Tents (2 person tent) $25 first day + $10 each additional day
Sleeping Pad: $5 first day + $3 each additional day
Sleeping Bags (deluxe 30 degree): $10 first day + $7 each additional day

Please note that Moab is at 4,000 feet, which is lower than Denver. Although most people do not experience altitude sickness at this elevation, you may notice that you are a bit short to breath and can not exercise as rigorously as you do at sea-level.

Please be sure to drink lots of water and have adequate protection form the sun (sunscreen, hats, sunglasses.) Dehydration can greatly increase your risk for altitude related sicknesses.

 
  Ambassadors:

We have openings for some ambassador positions at the Passover Retreat in Moab. Ambassadors come to the retreat for free in exchange for working at the retreat.

The ambassadors have the crucial job of helping make everyone who attends feel welcome and part of the group. There are many tasks that need to be done. Some are easily laid out (below) and others are more vague, such as seeking out people who seem to be alone and inviting them to join in the fun. The ambassadors are key to help facilitate a smooth running retreat. The ambassador team will work with Anne O'Driscoll, our event planner.

Description:

  • First ones to arrive: Arrive by noon on Friday to welcome participants and prepare campground (i.e. put up signs).
  • Last ones to leave on Sunday to be sure the campsite is clean.
  • Be present in the campground and offer to participants unload cars, find correct camping areas, and help set up tents.
  • Help guide hikes by accompanying slower hikers and serving as sweep
  • Help set tables
  • Welcome guest, check them in, help them set up tents if needed
  • Help serve food, clear tables and clean up from Seder
  • Build and tend campfires. Extinguish them at the end of the night.
  • Help facilitate small group activities

If you are interested, please let us know by submitting this form>>

  Refunds:
Refunds: We advise you to select our trip insurance option in case you need to cancel. We regret that we are unable to issue refunds of any kind if you have not purchased trip insurance.
 
Join us and discover why Rabbi Abraham Ben Maimonides taught: In order to serve God, one needs access to the enjoyment of the beauties of nature, such as the contemplation of flower-decorated meadows, majestic mountains and flowing rivers. For all these are essential to the spiritual development of even the holiest of people.
 

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Frequently Asked Questions About
Passover in Moab:
  • The first night of Passover 2017 is Monday, April 10, 2017, and we're celebrating with an innovative Seder led by Rabbi Jamie Korngold and Rabbi Evon Yakar.
  • Camping is included Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights with registration.
  • Scholarship for people 21-30: If you are Jewish and between the ages of 21-30, you are eligible to come to Passover in Moab for just $29. (More details on the site.)
  • Sunday's activities include a hike led by Rabbi Jamie Korngold, a hike led by Rabbi Evon Yakar for teens, and a hike led by Elaine Barenblat for younger children.
 
 
More Frequently Asked Questions about Passover in Moab:
  1. Do you still have room for me (and my friends and family)? Yes. We still have room for you, and the campground can accommodate a lot of people. We've only had to close registration once, so if you'd like to attend, sign up soon.
  2. How many years have you been doing Passover in Moab, Utah? This is our ninth year running the Passover in Moab retreat.
  3. I've never camped before. Is there someone who can show me how to set up a tent? Yes, we have an amazing ambassador program, who can help you get settled.
  4. What meals do I need to worry about? You need to bring all of your meals except for dinner Monday night.
  5. Is there a place I can see photos from past events to make sure this will work for me? Yes, we've posted all previous years' photos here. If you would like a family photo, please make sure to find me -- I'll have my camera with me :)
  6. How hard is the hike to the Seder? If you are in reasonable shape, the 3 mile round trip hike is not too difficult. There are some steep and sandy sections. We try to have people to lend a hand, but you'll need to be comfortable hiking on uneven, rocky ground.
  7. Are there people who just come by themselves? Yes. Every year, we have many people who come to this retreat and others by themselves. We work hard to make sure that they feel welcome, and many of them meet some of their best friends in the whole world at our retreats.
  8. Can I still go if I don't like to camp? Yes. For many reasons, many people want to stay in a hotel in the town of Moab. Town is a 15 minute drive from the campground. We recommend making hotel reservations in Moab soon (as they tend to sell out for Easter weekend).
  9. Where is the closest airport? The closest major airport is in Grand Junction, Colorado (about 1.5 hour drive to the campground). Grand Junction also has an REI about 10 minutes from the airport. Salt Lake City may be a better bet for a direct flight from most cities. The town of Moab actually does have a (very) small airport, if you're comfortable in small planes, and you can also rent gear in Moab, too.
  10. Can I bring my super-friendly dog with me? Unfortunately, no. I used to be a dog trainer for search and rescue and love dogs. But at our event, we're unfortunately not able to accommodate dogs at the campground. Doggie day care is available in Moab (details here).
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Moab, Utah
April 8-10, 2017
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Stopping along the way to the Seder
Stopping along the way to the Seder
Seder Meal - Desert Style
Seder Meal - Desert Style
Passover Songs around the campfire
Songs around the campfire
Reading the Passover story of Exodus
Reading the Passover story of Exodus
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Reading directly out of the Torah
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Passing the Torah Up the Rock
 

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Ancient Petroglyphs in the rock
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Passover Seder - Dancing
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Noah squeezing through a tight passage
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Filling Miriam's Cup during Seder
Kids Passover Trip
Three girls, sharing secrets
Single Jewish Passover Trip
Looking down from the Passover Seder
 

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Passover trip for single Jews
Chatting on way down from Passover
Passover in Moab, Utah for couples
A lone tree along the group hike
Passover group hike
Hiking up to Seder for Passover
Single Jewish men on Passover retreat
Noah gazes off in the distance
Single Jewish Men Passover Trip
Double thumbs up from Teddy
Passover for Boulder, Colorado
Group hike along rock shelf
Jewish females - Passover in Moab, Utah
Hiking down the steep rock
 

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Rabbi Korngold, under nearby Delicate Arch
Rabbi Korngold, under nearby Delicate Arch

 

 

 

Photos by Jeff Finkelstein,
Lead Guide, Adventure Rabbi