Retreat with Rabbi Marx

Hakafa's Annual Retreat with Rabbi Marx is a chance for congregants to study and relax together in a warm and informal atmosphere. The program is conducted by Hakafa's Rabbi Emeritus, Rabbi Robert Marx, in beautiful Saugatuck, Michigan, where Rabbi and Ruth Marx live. The purpose of the retreat is to engage in study and worship, along with generous amounts of great conversation and fun, in a vacation type atmosphere.

Participants go to Saugatuck (about 3 hours from Chicago) on Friday afternoon, and meet at Rabbi and Ruth Marx’s house for Shabbat dinner and an evening study program. Participants stay at the historic 
Rosemont Inn, which is located on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan.  We have breakfast at the Inn Saturday morning, followed by a morning study program. Saturday lunch and Saturday afternoon are open for exploration of the Saugatuck area. On Saturday night, participants have a joint dinner at a local restaurant, followed by an evening study program and short havdallah service at the Inn. Retreaters can return to Chicago on Sunday morning.

2017 Tenth Annual Retreat with Rabbi Marx
April 28-30, 2017
Saugatuck, Michigan

The title for this year's Retreat is:

"The Sacrifice of Isaac and the
Jewish Interest in Modern Capitalism."

The Cost
The rooms at the 
Rosemont Inn have an average rate of approximately $175 per night. The room charge includes breakfast on both Saturday and Sunday. The total estimated cost is about $350 per person for couples (about $500 for a single, because the room price is the same), which includes the room for two nights, dinner Friday and Saturday, and breakfast on Saturday and Sunday.

If You Want To Go
There are only 14 rooms available, and they will be reserved on a first come first serve basis. If you would like to attend the Retreat, or have any questions, please contact the Retreat organizer, Jonah Orlofsky, at 312-566-0455 (work), 847-835-3816 (home) or at