Who can apply?

Jewish 20s and 30s in the DC area who are open to exploring new and alternative paths of Jewish expression. This experience is non-denominational with no background experience or knowledge required. Fill out this form if you are interested in applying to a future Beyond the Tent.

Where is it?

Pearlstone Retreat Center, about 60 miles outside of DC. (Transportation provided)

When is it?

The next Beyond the Tent retreat will be Friday, February 15th to Sunday, February 17th, 2019. We will be providing transportation from DC. The bus will leave DC around 1 pm on Friday and we will end around 3pm on Sunday getting everyone back to DC around 4:30. 

How much is it? 

  • Early Registration: $75 (apply by Monday, January 7th)

  • Regular Registration: $99 (apply by Wednesday, January 16th)

These costs are all-inclusive of transportation, meals, lodging, drinks and facilitated workshops throughout the weekend - a $400 value! 
Financial assistance is available upon request - email beyondthetentDC@gmail.com for more information.

Will I have roommates?

Yes, guests will be staying in lodge-style rooms with 1-2 other roommates.

Can I request a roommate? 

Yes, upon acceptance you will be given the option to request a roommate, and we will do our best to accommodate those requests.

What if I have specific housing/accommodation needs?

Please email us at beyondthetentDC@gmail.com.

What dietary restrictions can be accommodated?

Food will be kosher. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free options will be available at each meal - you’ll be asked to provide any dietary restrictions in advance.

Can I come for only a part of the retreat?

No. In order to make this experience fully immersive, we ask that all participants be present, both physically and mentally, throughout the entire weekend. 

Can I drive there on my own?

Yes, but you must arrive at the same time as the rest of the group.

Can I meet with someone about this before signing up?

Certainly! Email Rabbi Aaron Potek (aaronp@gatherDC.org) to learn more about the retreat, find out if this is right for you, or ask any other questions that are on your mind. Or, if you'd like to speak with a past participant who was on the first Beyond the Tent Retreat in July, email beyondthetentDC@gmail.com and we'll connect you to someone who can speak about his/her experience.