Etzim Winter Shabbaton

We are so excited to be able to hold a Winter Shabbaton this year! This event is open to all 8th-12th graders enrolled in Etzim. Please see below for all of the details, health and safety protocol, and a sample schedule. As always, please contact Julia (jzinn@tbsneedham.org) with any questions or concerns. ​


Etzim's Winter Shabbaton is coming up- January 28-30, 2022. We will be traveling to Prindle Pond Conference Center in Charlton, MA for a weekend of learning, playing, and community building. On Saturday, we will be going tubing at a local mountain!

For teens registered for Etzim full tuition one Shabbaton is included in enrollment. For teens registered a la carte, the cost is $350.

Register HERE by January 3rd!

Sample Schedule

FRIDAY JANUARY 28 4:00: Depart TBS Arrive Prindle Pond Shabbat Dinner Teen-Led T'fillah Teen-Led Community Building Free Time/Snack To Rooms Lights Out

SATURDAY JANUARY 29 Wake Up Breakfast Get Dressed for Day Tubing Return to Prindle Pond Lunch Menucha (rest) Staff-Led Shabboptionals Teen-Led Program Hofesh (free time) Teen-Led Community Building Dinner

Teen-Led Havdallah Evening Activity In Rooms Lights Out

SUNDAY JANUARY 30 Wake Up Breakfast Packing Teen-led program Closing Circle Depart Prindle Pond 12:00 PM Arrive at TBS

Health and Safety Information

  • All teens/chaperones are fully vaccinated and booster shots required for everyone who is eligible

  • Required negative rapid tests (provided by TBS) before departure and throughout the weekend

  • At Prindle Pond, all the staff is vaccinated and required to wear masks while indoors

  • We will expect TBS teens/chaperones to wear masks at all times while indoors and in vehicles as well, except while eating and when in assigned rooms.

  • We will be the only group in the dining hall during meals and we will space out.

  • Roommate assignments will be made based on both friend requests and COVID comfort levels.

  • There will be two teens per room (one teen per bed), which is fewer than our typical trips. Single rooms may also be available for an additional cost.


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