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Discovery in Recovery: The 75th Spiritual Retreat Weekend (JACS)

May 10 @ 1:00 PM - May 12 @ 11:00 AM

$260 - $320

Join JACS for our 75th Spiritual Retreat Weekend for recovering Jewish alcoholics, chemically dependent persons, and significant others, at the beautiful Block and Hexter Retreat Center, where we will:

  • Explore Jewish resources to help strengthen recovery and meet old and new friends
  • Celebrate Shabbat with the JACS family
  • Participate in 12-Step oriented Jewish spiritual meetings and workshops
  • Enjoy our lakefront views, scenic walking/hiking trails, and get back to nature
  • Engage in Torah study and conversation about Jewish traditions and rituals with Rabbis committed to recovery

Policies and Guidelines

You must be 18 or older to attend (only nursing infants 18 months or younger are exempt). This is an alcohol & drug-free closed event for persons in recovery and those who have the desire to explore their own recovery from alcoholism and chemical dependency and for their significant others, families, and rabbis. All registrants will be reviewed for qualification. JACS has the right to refuse registration.

The Block and Hexter Retreat Center is strictly Glatt Kosher. The Retreat is all inclusive and will provide Kosher meals and snacks throughout.
Outside food can be brought to the camp and eaten in private spaces, but not into the dining hall. If you have special food requirements and need assistance, please contact the office.

To make sure the environment is healthy for everyone, smoking, pets, and nuts are not allowed anywhere in the center.


There is a $99 NON-NEGOTIABLE/REFUNDABLE cancellation fee. There will be no refunds after 5/1/19.

Credit card payments will be listed on your bill as Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services (US Dollars).

Fee includes event registration, standard room, programming, and food. Registration must be mailed by Friday, April 19 or submitted online by Friday April 26th.

Financial Aid

Scholarships are available and applications are welcome! To be considered for financial aid, you must apply by Friday, March 29.


Please contact the office for information about transportation.


May 10 @ 1:00 PM
May 12 @ 11:00 AM
$260 - $320
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Block & Hexter Retreat Center
31 Barry Watson Way
Lakewood, PA 18439 United States
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