2022 FJMC Shabbaton & Retreat Los Angeles

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Visiting Los Angeles in the early springtime is awesome!

Registration closes March 13th. Come Share the fun!

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To register now, go to: https://site.evenium.net/fjmc2022/

Already registered? Add your spouse now.

Includes Just About Everything

Kosher meals and dorm-room accommodations, with private bath and linens included. Friday thru Sunday costs $400, double occupancy. Add Thursday arrival and/or Monday departure at additional cost of $75/night, plus meals. Details for optional added nights & meals are on the registration page. 

Many regions and Clubs are offering subsidies to men who attend.

Check with your Region for possible subsidies.


Rabbi Brad Artson

Dean of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at the American Jewish University, will talk with us following lunch on Friday.

Rabbi David Wolpe

Named the most influential rabbi in America by Newsweek Magazine, will be discussing the meaning and relevance of the Conservative Movement on Friday afternoon.


American Jewish University

Join us at the beautiful campus set in the hills of Bel Aire overlooking the San Fernando Valley. We’ll be staying in the dorm rooms with private bath and linens included. We’ll have access to many campus features, including the Student Center with meeting areas and a gym. Kosher dining included. Everyone will be housed with their spouse unless otherwise requested.

Loads of Fun Activities

Friendly competitions: Maccabia sports, games, and more. On Thursday, grab some friends and head to the nearby Skirball Cultural Center or the Getty Art Museum. Thursday’s dinner is in the Jewish center of Los Angeles with a range of kosher eateries. How about a trip to Jeff’s Gourmet Sausage Factory, home of one of the best places for kosher sausages in the country? Perhaps Kosher Chinese?

Shacharit on Santa Monica Beach

What could be more spiritual than davening on the beach?  Joins us Sunday morning for this event on the site of the Sand-Volleyball competition for the Los Angeles 2028 Olympiad. Afterwards, we’re free to relax and walk along the beach or the Santa Monica Pier. Or perhaps a tour of Los Angeles.

And More Being Planned

With the focus on having fun, this will not be a training weekend. Just enriching experiences coupled with time to meet and schmooze with men (and women) from across North America. And a ComedySportz live comedy-improv event planned for Saturday night. Consider taking in a Dodger game on Sunday afternoon.

* In the event of a Covid-related cancellation, all payments will be refunded (by check, less credit card fees).
For those who have made deposits, payment in full is required now. See the registration page for full details.


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AGENDA & Campus Map
(Final as of March 21, 2022)

Download the agenda with this link.


PM –Noon-5pm – Western Region Welcome & Schmooze @ AJU starting Noon Student Lounge
3:30pm – Official Check-in/Registration…receive room assignment & welcome bag
          5-5:30pm – Minchah Sculpture Garden

          6pm – Leave for Dinner out in LA vicinity – Pico Blvd Transportation: Bus from AJU
                        or Uber~$30 from AJU to Pico or ride w/Western Region driver      

  • A La Carte – chose where/what you want to eat (cost not part of Shabbaton registration)
  • Walk-off dinner around town – go to different locales

          9:30pm – Bus leaves for AJU (only 1 bus); else, Uber or ride w/Western Region driver              

          10pm – Hospitality Student Lounge


Friday (Shabbos starts 6:56p LA)
AM – 8a-9a - Shacharit   Chapel or Sculpture Garden outside
           9a-9:45a - Breakfast Student Lounge
                  Maccabia Breakout! . . .divide 6 teams
           10a-11:45a – Maccabia Event - campus exploration competition Student Lounge
 PM –11:45a-12:15p – Lunch Cafeteria/Dining Hall

           12:15p-1:30p – Rabbi Artson talk   Library

           1:30p -3:30p – EC MembersEC Meeting Library    

                                  – All Others  Free Time

           3:30-3:55p - Minchah   Library
           4-5:30p - Rabbi Wolpe talk   Library

           6-6:55p – Ma’ariv/Kabbalat Shabbat Chapel or Sculpture Garden outside
           7-8:15p – Dinner Cafeteria/Dining Hall

           8:10 – Burt Fischman Yahrzeit Presentation
           8:30p-9:30p - Scholar-in-Residence (Reb Josh) Discussion/Tisch Cafeteria/Dining Hall
           9:45p-12a – Hospitality Student Lounge

Saturday (Shabbos ends 7:53p per Chabad.org in LA) 
– 8:30a-9:30a Breakfast Cafeteria/Dining Hall
           9:30a-12p Shacharit Chapel or Sculpture Garden outside
           12p-1p Lunch Cafeteria/Dining Hall

PM – 1:30p-3:30p/4p - More Maccabia   Sports Area      

           3:30p/4p - Free time for using the AJU facilities - - suggest walks/hikes
           5:45-6:25p – Minchah Student Lounge
           6:30-7:45p – Seudah Shlishi Student Lounge

                                   Maccabia winners – lead Birkot
          7:53p – Ma’ariv/Havdalah Student Lounge
Eves 8:45p – Magical Mentalist Student Center
            10p-12a – Hospitality. . . Late night poker Student Center

AM – 8:00-8:45a – Breakfast Student Lounge
           9a – Shacharit @ the beach (Santa Monica) Bus leaves AJU to beach    

          10:30a – Free to roam about the beach or wherever

          11:00a – Bus leaves beach back to AJU

           Checkout by Noon for those not staying over Sunday night. 
           Leave your keys with someone on Campus if you're not returning after the beach service.

           Transportation to Airport

Monday (for those staying over Sunday night)
AM 8:00am-8:45am – Boxed Breakfast pickup in Student Lounge
8:45 am - Noon - Schmooze on campus until your driver arrives.  Return your room keys before leaving.

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