Temple Emanuel
Denver, Colorado
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Rosh HaShanah Retreat at Shwayder Camp


5780/2019 marks the 33rd year of our Rosh Hashanah Retreat at Shwayder Camp, a unique and wonderful opportunity to welcome the New Year in our beautiful Camp setting at 10,200 feet. The day includes continental breakfast, a creative and musical worship services led by Cantorial Soloist/Music Director Steve Brodsky and Rabbi Steven Kaye, activities for all ages, lunch, snacks, and a Tashlich experience.


The retreat is offered on both the first and second days of Rosh HaShanah (Monday, September 30th and Tuesday, October 1st). Guests may only register for one of the two days. The program each day runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The cost is $36.00 per adult and $30.00 per child ages 5 - 12. Children 4 and under are free but must be registered. Children are welcome and encouraged to participate in the morning service, but alternative activities supervised by Camp staff will be available for children age 5 and up. Younger children must be supervised by their parents/guardians.

How to Register

Please note that the registration requirements have changed slightly from previous years!

The Rosh HaShanah Retreat at Shwayder Camp has become one of our most popular and in-demand programs. As a privilege of Temple membership, members receive priority in registering. Because space is extremely limited, for 5780/2019 we have instituted the following policy:

Day 1 (Monday, September 30th)
Day 1 is open to Temple Members ONLY – all registrants MUST be members in good standing of Temple Emanuel. This means that we cannot accept registrations for family or guests who are not members of Temple. The registration form requires that you confirm the membership status of each person you are registering. Registration will open for members at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 5th at www.emanueldenver.org/hhd and will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Day 2 (Tuesday, October 1)
Day 2 will follow a two-tiered registration process:
Tier 1: Temple members will have a five-day period of priority registration, beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 5th at www.emanueldenver.org/hhd. Temple members may also register their immediate families (parents, children, and siblings) who are non-members for Day 2 during this time. The registration form requires that you confirm the membership status of each person you are registering.

 Tier 2: Registration for non-Temple members will open at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 10th at www.emanueldenver.org/hhd. Registration will be on a space-available, first-come, first-served basis.

All registration is online only – click the appropriate button below. When either of the two days fills, names will be placed on a waiting list. Each registration can accommodate up to four adults, plus up to four children ages 5-12, plus up to four children under the age of five. If you have more than that number, you will need to complete a second registration.

Upon submitting your registration, you will receive a confirmation that it has been received – but please note that registering does not necessarily guarantee you a spot on the day of your choice. All registration forms must be reviewed before being approved. Upon approval, you will receive an email with the status of your attendance, and a request for payment by credit card. Full payment will “lock in” your reservation.

Where to register


For questions about this registration policy, please contact Executive Director Steve Stark, (303) 388-4013 or stark@emanueldenver.org.