20265
Simi Valley
A Jewish New Year Celebration
Enjoy New Year in Southern California. Learn about Jewish History, explore the profound works of the Jewish Enlightenment and discover ideas of Jewish heretics.
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Program No. 20265RJ
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6 days
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6 days
5 nights
15 meals
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DAY
1
Check-in, Registraiton, Orientation, Welcome Dinner
Simi Valley, CA
D
Brandeis-Bardin Institute

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 weeks 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 Institute

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

Morning: Two lectures -- 9:00-10:30am and 10:45-12:15pm as described in distributed schedule.

Lunch: Lunch Buffet with choices that include veggie option.

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

Dinner: Dinner buffet including a veggie option

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

DAY
3
Classes Continued
Simi Valley, CA
B,L,D
Brandeis-Bardin Institute

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

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

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

Afternoon: Lecture from 2:00-3:30pm. Bingo in the afternoon, for anyone interested.

Dinner: Dinner buffet, including a veggie option.

Evening: Entertainment this evening by Kari Howard, a cabaret singing whose specialty is the American Songbook.

DAY
4
Class Sessions, Shabbat Dinner & Services, Oneg Shabbat
Simi Valley, CA
B,L,D
Brandeis-Bardin Institute

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

Morning: Two morning lectures are from 9:00-10:30am and 10:45-12:15pm as described in distributed schedule.

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

Afternoon: Afternoon lecture from 2:00-3:30pm as described in distributed schedule. At 4:15pm we begin our Shabbat Celebration with candlelighting and egalitarian services at 5:00pm.

Dinner: Traditional Shabbat dinner at 6:00 PM - veggie options available.

Evening: Oneg Shabbat (dessert) reception at 7:30pm.

DAY
5
Shabbat Morning Services/Kiddush, New Year's Eve Party
Simi Valley, CA
B,L,D
Brandeis-Bardin Institute

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet preceding Shabbat morning services led by Cantor Berger.

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

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: Afternoon rest followed by a lecture from 3:00-4:30pm. There is plenty of time in the afternoon to get ready for our New Year's Eve celebration, which will start at 6:30pm with Havdalah, followed by a cocktail reception at 6:45pm.

Dinner: New Year's Eve Celebration! Let's ring in 2017 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 9:00-10:00am. 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 11:30-12:00pm (pick up box lunches, return keys, etc).