We are now accepting reservations to join the Passover Village 2015 (5775 by the Hebrew Calendar).
DATES AND TIMES:
If you cannot arrive on Wednesday or Thursday, arrive early enough (7 or 7:30 am) on Friday morning to set up your personal campsite and join the Opening Council at 9:00 am.
LOCATION: This year we will be returning to the Angeles National Forest (specific location with registration), a pleasant drive about 90 minutes from Los Angeles and less than an hour via a two-lane paved highway (HWY 2) from the La Canada-Flintridge area. The group camp at 5000' elevation is similar in amenities to our site in Joshua Tree (which was at 3000' elevation) but in the forest vs. the desert. Any passenger car can easily make the trip as the elevation gain is very gradual and the road is in good condition (and if your car made it up the steep grades from Palm Springs to Yucca Valley, it will be just fine here). Bonus features include running water available right in the kitchen area and a large communal fire circle. And, there's a great spot for our community mishkan (tent).
CAMPING AND ACCOMMODATIONS:
UPDATED COST FOR 2015: To encourage participation of families with children, this year our requested donation is $80 for adults (13-and-over), while children 12 and under will be free! Following the tradition of "Let all who are hungry come and eat," no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Firewood will be provided for us by Michael and Sandra so no need to purchase and transport one bundle per person as before! Thanks, Michael and Sandra!
MEALS: Meals provided by Passover Village will be "kosher-style" and free from leaven. Vegetarian options will be available. Let us know of any other dietary limitations.
Friday Night: An outreach to Villagers who might like to coordinate a Shabbat meal and/or service will be forthcoming.
Saturday Night: Catered Seder meal
Other Meals and Snacks: Bring food and kitchen/cooking items for your own enjoyment. (Meal-time sharing is encouraged.)
PASSOVER VILLAGE AGREEMENTS:
We agree to respect and care for ourselves, each other, the community and the land. To safeguard the freedom and sanctity of time and space in the Passover Village, the Leadership Council has endeavored to balance the needs of individuals with those of the community. To that end, the following updates are effective with Passover Village 2013.
By registering for this retreat, attendees also agree to the following:
Photography and Recordings:
-- When we are gathered In Community with a common focus, or "In Session," put away cameras and recording devices.
-- When we are not gathered as a focused community, having lunch, talking with others, etc., photos and recording are allowed within bounds of respect, privacy and permission: Be discrete, non-intrusive, and respectful of all participants when taking any photographs or recording; some may prefer not to be photographed or recorded at all.
-- Do not publish photos or recordings in public media
-- If unsure about a photo or recording, do not take or publish it.Personal Displays and Self Promotion:
In the spirit of a retreat, so that we might leave behind the things of the day to day world, please do not bring personal displays or promotional items into community areas.
1 .Payment (requested contribution is $80/adult or child 13-and-over; children 12-and-under free)
2. The name, phone number, and email address of each adult being registered
3. The name and ages of any children aged 17-and-under, and the name of the adult registrant who will be responsible for each child.
4. The number and description of vehicles.
5. The date and time you plan to arrive.
6. Seder meal preference for each person:
Vegetarian, Chicken, Fish or all of the above?
7. Make checks payable to LARRY RICHARD
8. Mail to: Larry Richard
Overflow parking is available nearby.
- Dan Brumer
- Laurie Burton
- Michael Chusid
- Sandra Goodman
- Larry Richard
- Devorah Miriaam Cohen
- Avram Wagman
- Marc Weigensberg
The Passover Village will offer a chance to immerse and spend time in these ancient forms as we recreate aspects of the Exodus, celebrate community and share in the traditional "non-traditional, expanded, experimental, enhanced and engaging Passover Village Seder!" We invite you to revisit the excellent study notes posted by Marc throughout the year to begin your Passover Village experience right away! You will find them elsewhere in the blog pages.
Assembling the Seder plate
Bringing music, song, and ruach (spirit)
Preparing a teaching, creative activity, or ritual
Planning a meditation walk
Mentoring our "young warriors" or engaging with Village Kids
Bringing the fruit of the vine
Leading part of Seder
or whatever your calling.
Larry at (310) 560-6004
Revised 2015-02-19 Dan B.