The CBE Community Retreat is a weekend of fun, relaxation, adventure, learning, and praying together in the Berkshires.

The retreat takes place at URJ Eisner Camp in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. There will be lots of fun programming for all ages, including free time to explore and take in the beautiful landscape of Eisner. See below for a sample schedule of the weekend and a map of Eisner Camp.

Click here to log in to your MyCBE account and register now! If you have any questions, please contact Small Groups and Community Engagement Specialist Rabbi Jason Gitlin at Registration will close on Wednesday, April 6.


Everyone is housed in one of Eisner’s private or semi-private comfortable heated facilities. Kivie Kaplan Center is a 2-story modern building with 12 bedrooms and private bathrooms. Manor House, a beautiful historic mansion built in 1904, offers 14 dormitory-style bedrooms, some with private bathrooms. Their nine heated camper cabins offer families the chance to room with friends or meet other families. Each cabin has a bathroom and twin size beds for adults.


The drive to Eisner Camp is about three hours from Brooklyn. Click here for directions. We are not offering a bus option this year.

COVID-19 Policy

In accordance with CBE and Eisner’s policies, proof of vaccination is required for everyone ages 5 and up to attend the retreat. All CBE and Eisner staff members are fully vaccinated. The retreat will be mask-optional for everyone. The retreat will be mask-optional for everyone. Policies are subject to change based upon the most up-to-date information provided by the CDC, New York State Department of Health, CBE’s COVID Council of medical professionals, and the Union for Reform Judaism.

Sample Schedule

Friday, April 29
6:45pm Welcome Circle & Candle Lighting
7:00pm Shabbat Dinner
8:00am Kabbalat Shabbat
8:45pm Kids Oneg
9:00pm Laila Tov Kids
9:30pm Adult Oneg
11:00pm Laila Tov Adults

Saturday, April 30
8:30am Breakfast
9:15am Shabbat Services
10:30am Chugim: Sports, Art, Learn w/ CBE Clergy
11:30am Chugim: Yoga, Sports, Art
12:30pm Lunch
1:15pm Menucha – Rest Hour
1:45pm Chugim: Hikes, Kids Art, Kids Sports
2:45pm Chugim: Hikes, Kids Art, Kids Sports
3:45pm Breira (Free Time)
6:00pm Dinner
6:45pm Evening Program
7:30pm Havdalah
8:00pm Campfire & S’mores
8:30pm Laila Tov or Movie Night and Pajama Party for Kids
9:00pm Adult Refreshments
11:30pm Laila Tov Adults

Sunday, May 1
9:00am Breakfast
9:30am Taking Home Shabbat
10:30am Closing Circle
11:00am Pack and Depart

Map of URJ Eisner Camp