February 2-5, 2017 - Thur to Sun

Lake Arrowhead, California

Serene and distraction-free, the UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center is forty-two pristine wooded mountain acres of heaven on the shores of breathtaking Lake Arrowhead.

After a full day of workshops, classes and delicious kosher meals, you’ll sleep deeply in the conference center’s “condolets” – their two-story overnight accommodations. Each condolet has a private bedroom with a queen bed and bathroom upstairs and a private bedroom with a queen bed and bathroom downstairs. A shared living room and deck, with stunning views of the mountains or lake, add to the charm. Our meeting rooms have cozy fireplaces and high ceilings that let the warm rays of natural sunlight flood our daytime learning space.

And at just 90 miles from Los Angeles and approximately 2 hours from most southern California cities, including Anaheim, Pasadena and San Diego, it’s nothing less than the perfect escape.

You can read more about the UCLA center here.

Enjoy exquisite kosher meals prepared fresh daily from the finest ingredients. We are Chalav Yisrael and Glatt Kosher. On a special diet? Let us know when you sign up.

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They are smart, funny and insightful.

Meet this winter's A-List educators

Rabbi Manis Friedman

RABBI MANIS FRIEDMAN is a gifted educator, internationally acclaimed lecturer, social philosopher, author and counselor. Friedman upends our assumptions about spirituality and G-d, and gives participants a deeper perspective on their most important relationships, guiding them to long-term, healthy ones. He is a master at putting our Divine mission and purpose within reach, no matter how challenging the personal circumstances are.

Freidy Yanover

FREIDY YANOVER is a brilliant and engaging teacher, not one to shy away from some of the toughest material in the canon of Chassidic and Kabbalistic writings. Despite that, she's down to earth, very practical and wants to help you live the things you learn. You can count on her for clarity, depth and that all-too-rare ingredient in education - intellectual honesty. Yanover currently lectures for Jewish organizations all over the US. You can watch one of her talks, From Fury to Forgiveness, on www.TorahCafe.org.

Itty Kay

ITTY KAY the mom of an irrepressible seven year old boy, left a growing career in acupressure to search for the answers to the great mysteries of life. She’s now on a lifelong quest to bring her discoveries to Jewish women the world over. Itty teaches weekly online Chassidus classes to women from across the Jewish spectrum.

Rus Devorah Wallen, LCSW, ACSW

RUS DEVORAH WALLEN, LCSW, ACSW is an accomplished musician, performer, social worker, psychotherapist, consultant, lecturer and community leader. She conducts workshops on everything from emotional well-being and holistic practice to Chassidic philosophy, music, and traditional observance. With her trademark humor, sensitivity and genuine concern for others, Wallen exudes a special warmth towards everyone blessed to come her way. She's also the founder of Toratherapeutics which you can read more about at www.toratherapeutics.com.

Sarah Routman

As a certified Laughter Yoga Leader, Sarah Routman creates a safe space where people share intentional laughter to help create life balance and become more proactive about personal wellness. Also trained in Reiki and Reflexology, Routman loves empowering women with tools for self-care. Currently a Wellness Champion and Adjunct Leadership Instructor at the University of Minnesota, she is a life-long learner who’s full of surprises.

Aarah Aizman

AARAH AIZMAN is a Minneapolis artist and educator with 20 years of experience using a variety of mediums in workshops. Her passion is employing art in group settings as a hands-on metaphor for understanding life. Aizman is on the board of directors for the Minneapolis Jewish Family and Children’s Service, and serves on the advisory committee for the Jewish Domestic Abuse Council. Aizman has a B.A. in Art & Community with a focus on the practical implications of the psychological and spiritual nature of creativity.

Leah Rosenfled

LEAH ROSENFELD lives in Encino, CA, and is a single mom of four. Their ages range from 22 to 13. She devotes her time to helping families by educating them on the fundamentals of money. She is passionate about financial literacy and leadership development. Over the past few years she has built a strong business by mentoring and empowering others to become debt free and gain financial independence. You can learn some important basics on how money works on her website. joinwealthwave.com/leah

By train. By bus. By car.


Check back for updated information about the round-trip charter bus from LAX and ONT to Lake Arrowhead.

Arrival and Departure Times

  • The retreat starts at 4 pm on Thursday, February 2, 2017.
  • The retreat finishes with lunch at noon on Sunday, February 5, 2017.

By Plane

The closest airport is Ontario, California (airport code ONT), at about an hour from the Conference Center. Los Angeles International Airport (airport code LAX) is 2 hours from the Conference Center. Book your flights appropriately, taking into consideration the time it will take you to travel by shuttle or charter bus to the retreat.

By Bus

Arrange your own shuttle or book a seat on the charter bus from LAX or ONT.

Contact us for the charter bus departure times from LAX and ONT on Thursday morning, Feb 2; and for the arrival times to LAX and ONT on Sunday, February 5.

By Car

UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center is at 850 Willow Creek Road, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352. Parking is free for guests. Make sure to have their phone number, 909.337.2478.

Is planning your travel giving you a headache? We get it. Call us at 718.604.0088, and we’ll help!

Retreat Cost and Grants

If you need financial assistance to attend, we can help. Apply for a generous grant – find out how – it’s fast and easy.

The cost of the retreat is $720 and includes overnight accommodations, meals, classes, workshops and the priceless wisdom you’ll gain from educators, experts and fellow moms. A $50 sign up fee is all you need to pay when you submit your application.

If you need to arrange a monthly payment plan, email or call 718.604.0088.

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