Experience an extraordinary spirited Shabbos  
Spoil yourself and your family for the
Weekend after Pesach
17-19 April 2020

At Protea Marriott Hunters Rest Resort & Spa


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 Friday activities & hospitality, a candle-lighting meditation followed by an electrifying Shabbos Service with spirited singing and inspiring insights to transition into Shabbos, a sumptuous Shabbos Dinner and Oneg Farbrengen, spiritually uplifting Shabbos Morning study & service, a Lavish Kiddush & Luncheon, Shabbos day activities and much more

Mrs. Bronya Shaffer
Dr. Rabbi Shlomo Minkowitz

(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.
 5:30 PM
Dining Hall

with spirited singing and inspiring insights to transition into Shabbos 
5:45 PM
The Shul 
(Grove Conference Room)


experience the joy and warmth of a Shabbos with family and friends
 7:00 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.
9:00 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
4:30pm Mincha followed by 3rd Shabbos Meal
 6:20pm Ma’ariv – Melodious 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, Pilanesberg Game Reserve, Lion Park etc.


Guest Speakers, Cantors, Special Activities, and more 

Rates for Full Post-Pesach Shabbos Weekend
Adults: R9990per couple
Kids (3-12): R1800 per child
Single occupancy: R5400

RSVP with Batya 072-801-7491 or email    retreats@chabad.org.za


What is the Shabbos Retreat?
An immersive family Shabbos experience - providing engaging programs and activities for all ages.

Who is it for?
Everyone - singles, couples of all ages and families with kids. 

What will my children and teens do?
We have professionally staffed programming for all ages:

  • Childcare for children ages 0-2 (must request when booking - additional cost)
  • 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 come?
As adults and as parents we need to recharge our physical, emotional and spiritual batteries. This  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 will there be to do?
Watch this space for the full schedule - including Shabbos meals, fun social time, inspirational classes, break-out discussion sessions and plenty of free time.

When can we check-in?
If you were with us for Pesach then you ae alredy checked-in. Check-in for guest arriving for Shabbos is from 2:00pm on Friday, 17 April. The Shabbaton ends at 12:00pm on Sunday, 19th.

How much does the Shabbaton cost?

  • Regular pricing - R11,990 per couple, additional adults R Kids 4-11 R1800, for full weekend 
  • EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - 10% off per adult if booked by 28 February, 2020.

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 Retreat
Please email proof of payments to rak@chabad.org.za 
NPO# 026-727-NPO
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