March 8-11, 2018 - Thurs 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.

Stay Tuned to 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.

Rus Devorah Wallen

RUS DEVORAH WALLEN is multi-talented - an accomplished educator, therapist and musician. She runs workshops on everything from destressing in less than 60 seconds to Chassidic philosophy, music, and traditional observance, all with her trademark humor, irrepressible energy, big heart and genuine concern for others. Wallen's the founder of Toratherapeutics which you can read more about at

Itty Kay

ITTY KAY cracks open the Chassidic holy texts with enthusiasm, peels back layers of superficiality, and helps you discover the world and yourself through the eyes of the Chassidic Masters. Post-retreat, she teaches weekly online Chassidus classes to women from across the Jewish spectrum. Email her directly to sign up and learn more:

Aarah Aizman

AARAH AIZMAN is a Minneapolis artist who grew up among successful musicians, painters, inventors, and gardeners, and believes creativity stems from the freedom to be authentic. As a veteran teacher, Aizman employs art in group settings as a hands-on metaphor for exploring life. In her retreat workshops, she sees participants learn to identify personal limitations and strengths – when to take control and when to let go. Aizman has a B.A. in Art & Community with a focus on the practical, cognitive, and spiritual functions of creativity.

Check back to find out who will be joining us this winter.

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, March 8, 2018.
  • The retreat finishes with lunch at noon on Sunday, March 11, 2018.

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, March 8; and for the arrival times to LAX and ONT on Sunday, March 11.

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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UCLA Conference Center, Lake Arrowhead

Serene and distraction-free, the UCLA Conference Center is 42 pristine wooded mountain acres of heaven on the shores of breathtaking Lake Arrowhead. 90 miles from Los Angeles. 2 hours from San Diego, Anaheim, Pasadena. 1 Hour from Ontario.

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