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Mussar Retreat

February 24, 2018 at 9:45 am - 6:00 pm

Mussar for Everyone!
A One-Day Mount Zion Mussar Retreat for Nourishing the Soul

Give yourself a Shabbat to rejuvenate and connect with community in a fun, relaxed, and meaningful day of Jewish learning and mindfulness. Our day at Lodge on the Lake in Eagan, MN will begin with a creative, musical Shabbat morning Service for the Soul, followed by a delicious lunch and a number of engaging sessions designed for both the beginning and advanced student of Mussar*.  We will conclude with a beautiful, candlelit Havdalah that will leave each of us encouraged to bring forth our new learning into everyday life.

Where: Lodge on the Lake at Camp Butwin (945 Butwin Road, Eagan – 25 minutes from Mount Zion).
We will arrange carpools. Accessibility questions? Contact Julie Dean.

Cost: $26 / person.
Everyone is welcome to Shabbat services without registration.
Financial support available by contacting Rabbi Spilker.

Childcare: Available with registration by Feb 21. Cost is $10 / child for however long you need.

*A Jewish path of character development & spiritual growth.


9:45 am Arrival

10:00 Shabbat for the Soul Service
A contemplative service accompanied by guitar, violin, and percussion.
This will take the place of services at Mount Zion; regular Torah study will still be held at Mount Zion.

12:15 pm Kiddush & Lunch

12:45 Large Group Study and Conversation

1:30 Workshops – Choose from topics including Mussar 101, parenting with purpose, developing your Mussar “toolbox”, deep-dive on ancient texts, and others. Taught by our clergy and lay leaders.

2:45 Contemplative Practices: Options include meditation, yoga, and chant circle.

3:45 Workshops – Choose from same workshops listed earlier.

5:00 Closing & Havdalah

6:00 L’hitraot / End of Shabbaton



February 24, 2018
9:45 am - 6:00 pm
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Lodge on the Lake
945 Butwin Rd.
Eagan, MN 55123
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