For over a decade thousands of college students and young professionals have been empowered by Legacy Retreats to explore and embrace their rich Jewish heritage.
For many participants, the Legacy retreat is their first exposure to an "exciting" Jewish experience. While most have studied for their Bar/Bat mitzvah, been enrolled in Hebrew school and attended some High Holiday services they express little enthusiasm for their past religious exposure. Judaism's time tested teachings "spring to life" with excitement and modern-day relevance at the Retreat. Critical concepts and essential steps to personal growth and self-empowerment are presented in a uniquely engaging format.
The basis of Judaism's core beliefs are explored in non-judgmental, stimulating round table discussion groups moderated by accomplished teachers and community leaders.
Awesome group trips to NYC tourist hotspots and eateries coupled with upstate skiing and white water rafting all contribute to the "alive with pleasure" spirit that is the hallmark of the Legacy Experience.
Our students come from ivy-league universities and colleges form across North America. They represent the broad spectrum of diverse backgrounds, interests and professions. Pre-med and business majors, actors and artists, biologists and zoologists all chose The Legacy Retreat as the springboard for their Jewish and spiritual growth.
Our participants share a common interest in strengthening their communication and leadership skills, while desiring to become more familiar with their Jewish roots and culture.
Program Leaders A world-class cadre of speakers and personalities together with an exceptional group of madrichim and madrichot form the mainstay of The Legacy Retreat staff leadership. Life long bonds of friendship are often formed with dedicated staff who are readily available at all hours to develop accommodate the personal needs of every participant.
Our serene10-acre campus provides a state of the art facility located in the heart of Monsey, a beautiful suburb of NY. Our location at the foothills of the pristine Ramapo Mountains and the beautiful Harriman state park provides us the opportunity to explore the exciting nearby hiking trails and nature reserves. The Retreat afternoon and evening "getaways" capitalizes on its close proximity to NYC.
Additionally it affords the unique opportunity for Retreat participants to taste the vibrancy and excitement of a full time Beit Medrash environment.
Students are housed in fully equipped comfortable suites. Exercise and media room with refreshments are available round the clock. Internet access is provided free of charge in the media room to Legacy participants. Nearby tennis courts and running tracks complement the available exercise opportunities.