Schedule for Passover in the Desert

Schedule & Flow

During Passover in the Desert, we strive to provide a schedule that supports the retreat structure and allows the pulse of the desert to guide the heartbeat of the village. This schedule outline provides a sense of gevurah (structure), while allowing the flow of chesed (loving-kindness and flow) in the desert. We consider this a flexible schedule and may adapt is as we sink into desert time together. An updated schedule will be posted daily on a village board we call the Modi’in.

3:00–8:00 pm – Welcoming and check-in
DINNER – Served continuously until 8:30 pm
Evening – Welcome fire, stories & music
Morning Offerings – Movement & meditation(optional)
9:00 amShacharit (morning prayers)
10:30 am – Opening Circle
Intro to the Village Spaces – Open House: time to explore the Village offerings: This open house allows you to tour your village and see what offerings each space will provide over the course of the weekend
12 – 1 pm – Tribe Time
1 – 2 pm – Picnic LUNCH
2 – 5 pm – Village Programming Session 1 (optional): This is the first of 4 “deep dives” into the space of your choosing. Get the opportunity to learn from our renowned teachers.
Late Afternoon – Teen sendoff to Surprise Canyon
Early EveningKabbalat Shabbat (welcoming Shabbat)
DINNER – Sharing Circles (optional)
Evening – Village Programming (Optional)
Tea Lounge:
> Counting of the Omer
> Poetry Open Mic
Morning Offerings – TBD
Morning – Shabbat Shacharit (morning prayers)
7:30 am – 11:30 am – Wilderness Encounter (Optional)
Mid-Morning – Torah Services
1 PM – Kiddish LUNCH
Afternoon: 2 pm – 5 pm – Village Programming Session 2 (optional)
Learning, movement, council
DINNER – Sharing Circles (optional)
EveningHavdalah (Shabbat closing ceremony)
Evening – Evening village Mimouna celebration for end of holiday
*Mimouna is a three-century-old North African Jewish celebration held the day after Passover, marking the return to eating chametz, which is forbidden throughout the week of Passover
Morning Offerings – Movement or meditation offering
morningShacharit (morning prayers)
10 am -1 pm – Village Programming Session 3 (optional)
Holy crafts and ancient arts
Picnic LUNCH – Tribe Time
2 pm – 5 pm – Village Programming Session 4 (optional)
DINNER – Sharing Circles (optional)
Evening – Illuminate Your Flame Campfire
Morning Offerings – Movement & meditation offerings
8:00 amShacharit (morning prayers)
9:30 am – 10:30 am – Closing Circle
Mid Morning – All camp breakdown
Afternoon – Snacks & L’hitraot (farewell for now)