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EmptyNesters' Retreat in Bethany Beach

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Join us for an overnight retreat Saturday, April 22 - 23 led by WHC Executive Director Steve Jacober at beautiful Bethany Beach, Delaware. Steve will lead us in a fascinating discussion on the three great religions – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam – where they come together and where they diverge. In addition to learning, we’ll have a great time with good friends and delicious food.

Steve Jacober, WHC Executive Director

Steve Jacober has taught at numerous synagogues and churches about the major Western religions. For those of you who have only been exposed to Steve's administrative skills, this will give you the chance to see that he's not only a lively presence but a serious religious scholar. Steve graduated magna cum laude from Providence College with a concentration in humanities and religion. He spent a year studying at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem before matriculating to Columbia University, Department of Religion, where he earned graduate degrees in Hebrew Bible.


The non-hotel cost of the retreat, which includes lunch, cocktails, dinner, meeting rooms, and treats, is $125 per person. This is a limited-capacity event, and we expect to sell out!

Click here to register and pay online.

To register and pay by mail, send your check for $125 per person along with the names of those who will attend, their telephone numbers, and email address to:

Washington Hebrew Congregation
Attn: Beth Donaldson/EmptyNesters 2017 Bethany Beach Retreat
3935 Macomb Street NW
Washington, DC 20016

Hotel Reservations

Rooms at our special $149 rate are still available but are going fast! Please make your reservation as soon as possible.

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Express in Bethany Beach, Delaware — the site of three past popular and successful EmptyNester retreats.  

The rooms all have two queen beds and are available a special rate of $149 per night, which includes breakfast and parking. We expect the block to go quickly, so make your reservations as soon as possible.  

The hotel will honor that $149 rate for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday if you wish to arrive early or stay late.

Please make your room reservation directly with the hotel at 302-541-9200. Mention our group code of WHG (Washington Hebrew Group) to get our special $149 rate.

If you would like to share a room with another EmptyNester, please contact Joan Adoff for more information.


There will not be a group bus for this event. We will attempt to arrange car pools for those who choose not to drive.

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