Shavuot Retreat 2017

When: Tuesday evening, May 30 to Thursday night, June 1
Where: Camp Kinder Ring, Hopewell Junction, NY

Highlights | Transportation | Costs | Financial Aid | Contact and FAQ

Please read through this information carefully as things have changed this year.

Retreat Highlights:

At this annual retreat, we come together to create a joyful, immersive Shavuot experience. At the retreat, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in our signature spirited, songful, lay-led, egalitarian davening and study a vast array of topics at our overnight Tikkun and during the daytime. You’ll also have plenty of time to partake in delicious, kosher meals, enjoy the extensive grounds (including a pool and sports fields), make new friends, and reconnect with old ones. Our Shavuot Retreat community includes singles, couples, and kids and adults of all ages. We offer a variety of housing options, and all are clean, comfortable, and rustic. 

See last year's Retreat schedule and learning schedule to get an idea of what the Retreat has looked like in the past.

The Shavuot Retreat is entirely volunteer-run. We work hard to look after every detail, but if you have any specific questions, please be in touch! You can reach us at We look forward to enjoying the holiday together! 


  • 1.5 hours from Manhattan by car
  • Transportation by bus from NYC will be available each way. The bus will pick up and drop off at 110th Street between Broadway & Riverside. The registration process will include an option to indicate an interest in taking the bus, but will not require immediate confirmation or payment. Prices are pending interest gathered during the registration process and will be set several weeks before the Retreat, but are likely to be around $25 each way.
  • Transportation by Train: The name of the Metro North train station nearest camp is New Hamburg, on the Hudson Line. Kinder Ring recommends A-1 Taxi in New Hamburg - call (845) 297-8294 the day before you arrive to reserve a taxi. The fare is $35 for one person, or $15 per person for two or more passengers - it is approximately 20 minutes from camp. You may want to print out directions from our website to bring with you. Please visit the Metro North website for more information about train schedules.


The registration fee includes kosher meals, housing, babysitting, and spectacular learning for 2 nights and 2 days.  Since there are a variety of housing options, we have a tiered registration system:

(All prices are listed per person. For example, a couple registering for basic housing would pay 2 x $290 which equals $580.)

Adult basic housing -
   solo participants or couples
$290 per person
(equivalent to $580 per couple)
Adult upgraded housing -
   solo participants or couples

$345 $365 per person, 
(equivalent to $690 $730 per couple)

Adult family housing -
  for those with children under 12

$330 $350 per adult

Children ages 8-12 $175*
Children ages 5-7 $150
Children under 5 years old $85

*We will have new and improved programming for this age group this year. View more details here.

All payment is via credit card during registration. Note that you will not be confirmed for the Retreat until payment is received. Please review our refund policy.

*Discounts* We are pleased to offer two types of discounts! 

Community Contributor Discount: Anyone who donated at the recommended contribution level during the course of the year OR who regularly served the community by volunteering five times over the course of the year is eligible for a discount and early access to registration. Keep an eye on your inbox for the discount code and a link to register early. 

First Timer Discount: Anyone in the community who has never been on a Kehilat Hadar Shavuot Retreat is eligible for a discount. If this is your first time coming, please email us at for the discount code. We can’t wait to have you join us there this year!


Financial Aid

If you would like to attend the 2017/5777 Shavuot Retreat, but require some financial assistance, please review the Financial Aid information page and apply for aid before registerting for the Retreat. Financial aid applications must be received and processed before you can register.


Contact and FAQ
For more information please read the frequently asked questions.  Some things have changed this year!

If you have any other questions, please email us at

We hope to see you there!

The 2017 Shavuot Team
Max Arad (Chair)
Tim Bernard, Andrea Brustein, Stacey Cohen, Avi Eisen, Reva Gorelick, Maddy Hoffman, Yossi Hoffman, Ashira Konigsburg, Dana Kresel, Steve Melzer, Adin Nelson, Sasha Nelson, Meir Schecter