Date(s) - 05/11/2021 - 07/11/2021
4:00 pm - 2:00 pm
What is it?
Northern Chagigah is where all of our northern communities meet together for a weekend of relaxation, learning, praying and fun. Based near Easingwold, 17 miles north of York, we have exclusive use of a gorgeous conference centre with extensive grounds.
Everyone comes for different reasons – to be spiritually recharged, to enjoy a Shabbat away from everyday routine, to be delighted that the children are being looked after and Jewishly engaged by RSY-Netzer or the creche (if they’re under 5 and we get 4 or more children).
Northern Chagigah is all about what YOU want. Whether it’s to be up at the crack of dawn leading a run around the grounds, tackling Talmud, having a good sing in a Shabbat service or enjoying a lie in and joining for lunch, it’s completely up to you.
The practical info…
This is a simply gorgeous fantastic conference venue that we have exclusive use of, there is, of course, a downside which we feel is worth it. All but 10 rooms have a double bed. There are 10 twin rooms and no family rooms. If you have one child they will be on an air mattress in your room and if you have two children they will be in the bedroom next door to you (if you have more we will work it out!) If you have children who are not happy sharing a bed there are loads of options – one can be on an air bed or they can mix it up and share with friends. An exciting sleepover!
RSY-Netzer will be running a full weekend of activities for ages 5+, if you prefer your child to remain with you and join in with sessions that is absolutely fine – this is your weekend.
We cannot organise an evening babysitting service (our insurers won’t allow us) but what we can do is put parents in touch with each other in advance so you can create a listening rota between you. We will do our best to get all families on the same corridor so you can do it as easily as possible.
If we have a minimum of 4 children under the age of 5 we will organise a daytime creche for the under 5’s with paid nursery staff from a local nursery.
There is a single occupancy charge but Reform Judaism have absorbed most of the cost because we don’t think it’s fair.
We absolutely believe that all Reform members should be able to join all MRJ events and cost should NEVER be a barrier. If you would like help in coming we ask that you first speak to your community and then come to us so we can make up the difference for you to come. Call Sarita for a completely confidential chat and NO PAPERWORK 020 8349 5716
If you would like to pay in instalments or invoice your community (with their permission!) select the ‘invoice’ button when you book.
We don’t know what, if any, covid measures we are mandated to have by November. What we do know is that we have a social responsibility to each other and want everyone who can come to feel comfortable.
We will, nearer to November, send everyone who has booked our covid policy for the weekend but unless something drastically changes our expectations will be along the lines of:
- We will ask everyone to do a lateral flow test a couple of days before the event
- We will ask everyone to do another lateral flow test the morning before you leave home.
- We will be encouraging regular hand washing and sanitising.
- We will request mask-wearing when walking in corridors (perhaps also in sessions but it is far too early to tell)
- We will have more windows open than one may normally have in November.
- We will use rooms larger than we need to for sessions
If we have to cancel because of Covid we will rearrange the date and if you can’t make it you will get a refund. If you test positive so legally can’t come at the last minute you and your household will also get a refund.
If you don’t get an immediate automated response (check your junk mail) your booking hasn’t worked, we’re not sure why but call us and let us help you, 020 8349 5716
Call Sarita, 020 8349 5716 or email Sarita@rjuk.org
We cannot wait to see you in real life, spend some time with friends and most importantly be in the same physical space.
Until November 2021!