What is a Shabbaton?
The term Shabbaton is often employed to mean an event and/or celebration that is held on Shabbat or over a full weekend. A Shabbaton is an immersive family Shabbat experience - providing engaging programs and activities for all ages.
Who is the Shabbaton for?
The Shabbaton is for everyone - singles, couples of all ages and families with kids.
What will my children and teens do on the Shabbaton?
The Shabbaton has professionally staffed programming for all ages:
- Childcare for children ages 0-2
- Fun Camp SEED programming for children ages 3-12
- Awesome teen programming with NCSY (13-18)
- AKIVA programming for college students
We also provide evening childcare - babysitters in the hallway outside your room will monitor your sleeping children and will call you if your child needs your attention.
Why should you go on the Shabbaton?
As adults and as parents we need to recharge our physical, emotional and spiritual batteries. The Shabbaton is an opportunity to enjoy delicious food and drink, have a fun time relaxing and socializing with other adults and enjoy amazing Jewish classes from world-class speakers and lecturers.
What do you do on the Shabbaton?
Watch this space for the Shabbaton schedule - including Shabbat meals, fun social time, inspirational classes, break-out discussion sessions and plenty of free time.
When is the Shabbaton?
Check-in at the Sheraton from 4:00 pm on Friday, Feburary 2nd. The Shabbaton ends at 12:00 on Sunday, February 4th.
Where is the Shabbaton?
The Shabbaton is at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel - 8235 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97220.
How much does the Shabbaton cost?
- Regular pricing - $500 for a room with up to four people.
- EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - $425 BEFORE 1/1/2018
- $50 for a 5th family member in room (only available for a family with children)
- Upgrade to a suite for an additional $200.
Guest Speaker - Rav Gav - JWRP & Aish Lecturer
Originally from New York, Rabbi Gavriel Friedman has spent the last decade studying and teaching in various Yeshivot throughout Jerusalem. He is currently teaching at Aish HaTorah Jerusalem, where his lectures highlight the entire gamut of Aish programs, including the Discovery Seminar, Jerusalem Fellowships, Executive Learning Center, and more.
An up-and–coming star of the Jewish speaking circuit, Rabbi Friedman has lectured in dozens of cities around the globe, including Johannesburg, London, Montreal, and across the East Coast of the United States. Rabbi Friedman’s charisma captivates audiences of all ages and inspires men and women across the Jewish spectrum. His unique ability to present Torah concepts in an intriguing yet entertaining fashion leaves his audiences thirsting for more. Rabbi Friedman currently resides in the French Hill neighborhood of Jerusalem, with his wife and children.
Kollel has set a fund-raising goal of $20,000 to ensure that cost is not a barrier to Shabbaton attendance. If you are able to make a contribution towards this goal, please click here and make a donation or donate during Shabbaton registration.