Silent Meditation Retreats
with Rabbi Jay Michaelson, Beth Resnick-Folk, Rabbi Naomi Hyman and Eliezer Sobel.

Both beginning and advanced meditation practitioners have been enjoying these week-long retreats with Eliezer and, until June of '17, Rabbi David and Shoshana Cooper for 20 years, and now with a great new team. Many participants have returned again and again to experience a deep, contemplative immersion in a sacred cocoon of silence. Each day begins at dawn with optional meditation and yoga, followed by a daily chanting and prayer service in the Jewish tradition, a blend of Kabbalistic teachings and beautiful melodies, accompanied by Eliezer on keyboard and guitar, interspersed with sitting quietly. For many, these morning gatherings are the highlight of the retreat.

The heart of each day is devoted to traditional meditation, drawing on Buddhist sources, alternating sitting and walking practice, with instruction classes for both new and seasoned meditators, as well as small group gatherings with the teachers that allow for more intimate exchanges and questions. Every evening one of the teachers offers a "Torah-Dharma" talk. The week culminates with a silent though usually ecstatic celebration of the Sabbath. 

Meals will be kosher.

7-Day Silent Meditation Retreat
Silence, Awareness & Insight

with Rabbi Jay Michaelson, Rabbi Naomi Hyman, Beth Resnick-Folk &
Eliezer Sobel

date(s) Dec 24-31, 2017

time(s) Full day events


Isabella Freedman Center

116 Johnson Rd.

Falls Village, CT. 06031


Isabella Freedman Center

860-824-5991 Ext. 0




summary This coming Christmas, Rabbi Jay Michaelson, Rabbi Naomi Hyman Beth Resnic-Folk & Eliezer Sobel will be offering a week-long, silent meditation retreat for beginning and advanced practitioners who seek to deepen their contemplative practice.

This year it will again be held at the Isabella Freedman Center, a lovely retreat setting in Falls Village, Ct. which provides a cozy winter setting for going deep within.

donations The fees shown on the Isabella site cover room and board only. The teachers do not charge fixed tuitions at the retreats, and ask for voluntary contributions instead.



Jay Michaelson is a well-regarded teacher of meditation in Jewish & Buddhist traditions. He is the author of six books, holds a Ph.D. in religion, a J.D. from Yale Law School and has a non-denominational rabbinic ordination. He is a frequent contributor to The Daily Beast

You don't have to be Jewish to feel completely welcome, at home, and benefit from these gatherings!

The retreats are offered in the spirit of "dana" or "generosity." Meaning, the fees only reflect room and board charges for the facilities, and there is no tuition added in to pay the teachers. Participants are asked to contribute to the teachers at the end of the retreat, each according to their own hearts and financial means.