“The rabbi who led prayers was outstanding…felt extremely inspired in regard to praying and appreciating the meanings of the prayers and the music.”

— Lay Retreat participant Winter 2012

Registration & Financial Info

How To Register

You can find the registration links in the calendar of upcoming events. All of our registration is done online through RegOnline, a registration portal. All of your transactions are securely made through their BBB-approved website. Payment options include debit/credit card and check. Having trouble with the Registration form? Email Mara Bernstein, Retreat and Programs Manager at marab@jewishspirituality.org.

Who Can Register

Some retreats are open to everyone, and our cohort programs are open to those who have applied and been accepted (generally our 1.5 – 2 year programs). Hevraya programming is only open to graduates of our professional cohorts. Retreats marked as “Open Enrollment” are open to the public – which includes lay people, professionals, and graduates of our cohorts.

Retreat Pricing

We offer a sliding scale – three different prices for each room type. In order to help every person attend an Institute retreat at a fee they are able to pay, we provide multiple pricing options for each room type with the hopes that we’ve accommodated most people. To make this a true sliding-scale, we assign particular rooms with mobility needs in mind and with no preference given to price paid.

Note that our retreat fees only account for the the cost of room and board, so if you can afford to give an additional donation on our donation page, this will go far to help defray the other costs we incur in order to create the retreats we run — this includes staff time, retreat supplies, photocopying costs, and more. On average, the price you see at registration has already been subsidized about 50% by the incredible individual and institutional donors who provide monetary support for the work we do.

Payment Methods

We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and check payments. Credit and debit card transactions are processed securely through our registration system, and checks may be made out to “Institute for Jewish Spirituality” and mailed to: Institute for Jewish Spirituality, 135 West 29th Street, Suite 1103, New York, NY  10001.

Cancellation Policy

There will be no refunds for cancellations within two weeks of the start of the retreat. Any cancellations before that time will be refunded the full amount, minus a $100 processing fee.