The Shabbos Retreat
Experience an extraordinary spirited Shabbos 
Keeping it Together  
Weekend of The Shabbos Project

26/27 October 2018

At Protea Hunters Rest Hotel 

Celebrate and keep an authentic Shabbos from Sundown Friday to Stars out Saturday.  Be a part of this powerful opportunity! 

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Soak up the soft glow of the Shabbos candles, the tingle of petillant Kiddush wine on your palate, the irresistible aromas of fine Shabbos cuisine. Experience the joy and warmth of the Shabbos Retreat with family and friends.

Starting with a candle-lighting meditation for ladies followed by a Electrifying Shabbos Service with spirited singing and inspiring insights to transition into Shabbos, a  sumptuous communal Friday Night Dinner (by rsvp only), a spiritually Uplifting Shabbos Morning Service, a Lavish Kiddush Luncheon, Shabbos day activities and much more

Rabbi Levy & Rebbetzin Sterna Wineberg

(check-in on Friday & check-out Sunday after brunch)

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registration & welcome packs
2:00 PM


putt putt, hiking, swimming, jumping castles, jungle gym, 
interactive children's craft in preparation for Shabbos
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
hotel facilities

get ready for Shabbos 

with a meditation for ladies
Join together for a deeply moving feminine experience. Featuring meditations, stories, and song as we prepare to greet the Shabbos Queen.

 6:00 PM
Dining Hall


with spirited singing and inspiring insights to transition into Shabbos 
6:30 PM
 Synagogue Room


experience the joy and warmth of a Shabbos with family and friends
 7:30 PM

Icebreakers, Spirited melodies, Stories, Keynote speaker

In an atmosphere of warmth and camaraderie, a farbrengen is a Chasidic gathering where insightful thoughts and powerful stories are shared to inspire personal introspection and growth.
9:30 PM 








7:00 AM 

 Chassidic Thought in preparation for Prayer
8:00 AM 


with melodious cantor 
sprinkled with insights into the prayers and Torah reading

9:00 AM

Do you ever feel lost in Shul, alienated by fast-paced Hebrew texts and the chanting of congregants who just seem to know much more than you? This service will help you gain insight into the basics of prayer and the how-to’s of talking to G‑d. Hint: It’s not about how hard you can sway.
9:30 AM

followed by a
 Lavish  Kiddush/Brocha Luncheon

followed by a variety of Shabbos activities (snacks & drinks, games and fun for all, relaxing in the hotels sprawling gardens, inspiring thought provoking discussions and shiurim with scholars in residence)  
4:00pm Afternoon Tea & Snacks
5:00pm Mincha Service followed by 3rd Shabbos Meal

 7:00pm Ma’ariv – Musical Havdalah 

Bask in the afterglow of Shabbos as we escort the departing Shabbos Queen and partake of a lavish buffet.
8:00 PM

Lectures, Minyan, Activities, Brunch
TRIP OPTIONS: Sun City, Pilansberg Game Reserve, Lion Park etc.


Guest Speakers, Cantors, Special Activities, and more 

Family Discounts    Candle-Lighting Meditation    Electrifying Services    Exquisite Catering
Guest Speakers   Inspiring Insights    Spirited Singing    Shabbos Activities 
Relaxed Atmosphere    Melodious Havdalah   On site & nearby activities   Meaning & Fun 

Rates for Full Shabbaton Weekend
Adults: R3600 per person
Kids (4-12): R1800 per child
Kids (under 3): free
Single occupancy: R4500
upgrade to family suite: R1000 additional per room
sponsorship opportunities available

rsvp with Batya 072-801-7491 or email

What is a Shabbaton?
The term Shabbaton is often employed to mean an event and/or celebration that is held on Shabbat or over a full weekend. A Shabbaton is an immersive family Shabbos experience - providing engaging programs and activities for all ages.

Who is the Shabbaton for?
The Shabbaton is for everyone - singles, couples of all ages and families with kids. 

What will my children and teens do on the Shabbaton?
The Shabbaton has professionally staffed programming for all ages:

  • Childcare for children ages 0-2 (tentative - must request when booking)
  • Fun Camp programming for children ages 3-12
  • Awesome teen programming 13-18 (tentative - must request at booking)
  • Programming for college students

Why should you go on the Shabbaton?
As adults and as parents we need to recharge our physical, emotional and spiritual batteries. The Shabbaton is an opportunity to enjoy delicious food and drink, have a fun time relaxing and socialising with other adults and enjoy amazing Jewish classes from world-class speakers and lecturers.

What do you do on the Shabbaton?
Watch this space for the Shabbaton schedule - including Shabbos meals, fun social time, inspirational classes, break-out discussion sessions and plenty of free time.

When is the Shabbaton?
Check-in at  Hunters Rest Hotel from 2:00pm on Friday, 26 October. The Shabbaton ends at 12:00pm on Sunday, 28 October.

Where is the Shabbaton?
The Shabbaton is at the Protea Marriott Hunters Rest Hotel in Rustenberg

How much does the Shabbaton cost?

  • Regular pricing - R3600 per adult, Kids 4-11 R1800, under 3-free for full weekend 
  • EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - 10% if booked by 10th of October

Guest Speaker - TBA

Sponsorship Opportunities
If you are able to make a contribution towards The Shabbos Retreat to help us subsidise costs, please contact Rabbi Ari Kievman 079-434-1293. 

Banking Details
Account Name: The Miracle Drive Trust
Account Type: Business Cheque 
Accnt #: 62457937989 
Bank: FNB 
Branch : 250-655 Ref: your name + Shabbos Project 
Please email proof of payments to 
NPO# 026-727-NPO
Swift code: FIRNZAJJ