20265
California
A Jewish New Year Celebration
Enjoy New Year in Southern California. Learn about Jewish Art, Jewish Musicians, and a fascinating comparative religion course.
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Program No. 20265RJ
Length
6 days
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6 days
5 nights
15 meals
5 B 5 L 5 D
DAY
1
Check-in/Registration, Orientation, Welcome Dinner
Simi Valley, CA
D
Brandeis-Bardin Campus of American Jewish University

Afternoon: Arrival, unpack and settle. Snacks will be available in Millet Circle located just behind the dining room. Orientation will be led by the program coordinator who will go over the week's schedule. You will also be introduced to other staff that will be with you during the week to make your stay with us enjoyable.

Dinner: Dinner buffet with a selection of items including veggie option.

Evening: An evening activity (icebreakers) getting to know fellow Road Scholars.

DAY
2
Class Sessions in Morning & Afternoon
Simi Valley, CA
B,L,D
Brandeis-Bardin Campus of American Jewish University

Breakfast: Staff-led early morning walk (optional), followed by a breakfast buffet.

Morning: Two lectures -- 9:00-10:30 a.m. and 10:45-12:15 p.m. as described in distributed schedule.

Lunch: Lunch Buffet with choices that include veggie option.

Afternoon: Lecture (2:00-3:30 p.m.) as described in distributed schedule. Book club (short story) in the afternoon.

Dinner: Dinner buffet with a selection of items including veggie option.

Evening: The evening activity is a film screening and discussion at 7:30 p.m. as described in distributed schedule.

DAY
3
Classes Continued, Shabbat Dinner & Services, Oneg Shabbat
Simi Valley, CA
B,L,D
Brandeis-Bardin Campus of American Jewish University

Breakfast: Staff-led early morning walk, followed by a breakfast buffet.

Morning: Two morning lectures - 9:00-10:30 a.m. and 10:45-12:15 p.m. as described in distributed schedule.

Lunch: Lunch Buffet with a variety of foods including a veggie option.

Afternoon: Lecture from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Candle lighting and Shabbat services at 5:00 p.m.

Dinner: Special Shabbat dinner, served family style.

Evening: Oneg Shabbat (special dessert reception in honor of Shabbat).

DAY
4
Class Sessions, Shabbat lunch, Havdalah in the Evening
Simi Valley, CA
B,L,D
Brandeis-Bardin Campus of American Jewish University

Breakfast: Staff-led optional walk, followed by a breakfast buffet.

Morning: Egalitarian Shabbat service (9:30-11:00 a.m.), followed by Kiddush and a lecture from 11:30-1:00 p.m.

Lunch: Buffet Lunch with a variety of offerings including a veggie option.

Afternoon: Bingo (2:30-3:30) and an afternoon lecture from 4:00-5:30 p.m. as described in distributed schedule.

Dinner: Dinner buffet with a selection of items including veggie option.

Evening: Havdalah (ceremony to mark end of Shabbat), followed by evening entertainment.

DAY
5
Classes continue, festive New Year's Eve Party in evening
Simi Valley, CA
B,L,D
Brandeis-Bardin Campus of American Jewish University

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet will be served.

Morning: Two lectures -- 9:00-10:30 a.m. and 10:45-12:15 p.m. as described in distributed schedule.

Lunch: Buffet Lunch with a variety of offerings including a veggie option.

Afternoon: A lecture from 2:00-3:30 p.m. followed by an optional art class. There is plenty of time in the afternoon to get ready for our New Year's Eve celebration, which will start at 6:45 p.m. with a cocktail reception.

Dinner: New Year's Eve Celebration! Let's ring in 2018 together!

Evening: The celebration continues!

DAY
6
Final class session, the program concludes.
Simi Valley, CA
B,L

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet.

Morning: Final lecture from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Time to pack, check-out (make sure to leave your keys!). We will provide assistance moving bags to cars/taxis/shuttles.

Lunch: Check out between 11:30-12:00 p.m. (pick up box lunches, return keys, etc).






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