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Women’s Shabbat Retreat: Viva La Vida
February 9, 2018 - February 10, 2018
Viva La Vida…To the Fullest!
Women’s Shabbat Retreat
Friday-Saturday, February 9-10, 2018
Cedar Creek Center (New Haven, MO)
Our biennial Shabbat Retreat brings together women of many generations, phases of life and affiliations. This year’s Retreat, co-chaired by Maria Cohen and Marcia Lisker, features The Jewish Latin Princess, Yael Trusch, and celebrates the lives of Jewish women all over the world. The weekend begins Friday evening with welcome cocktails followed by a musical Kabbalat Shabbat, Latin inspired dinner, and entertaining programs. Shabbat Day includes a variety of prayer options and unique workshops inspiring both introspection and community connection. The program will conclude with Havdalah service on Saturday evening and an optional Saturday night stay.
Special Guest: Yael Trusch
Yael is the creator of the bilingual Jewish blog and popular weekly podcast for women, Jewish Latin Princess. She is an influencer, communicator and promoter of a joyful, richer Jewish life, inspiring women around the globe with her positivity and colorful persona.
Yael developed a healthy obsession with Judaism while in college, which led her to adopt an increasingly observant lifestyle. Her message to Jewish women is always honest, approachable, relatable and profound yet practical.
As a wife and mother of four children, Yael is dedicated to building a Jewish home, which provides real-life content for her blog, podcast and new courses for women. She also authors a monthly column in The Jewish Herald Voice called “Defining Jewish Women,” and contributes regularly to TheJewishWoman.org. Yael has a BA in Economics and International Relations from Tufts University and an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business. A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Yael has since globe-trotted from New York to Argentina to Chile to China to Israel and back.