JOIN Alumni Retreat Registration - for Families with Children

This registration is for those bringing children. If you are just registering yourself, please use this link.

The early bird registration deadline is October 12 to get a discounted rate, and the regular registration deadline is November 1.

**Make sure you click "CLICK HERE TO REVIEW YOUR PAYMENT" at the bottom of this page, as well as the confirmation on the next page, to ensure that you have fully registered. If you don't receive a confirmation email, please email with to confirm your registration.

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What year did you graduate from JOI/JOIN (you can estimate if you don’t remember)?

How are you spending your time now? (i.e. if you are working, what is your job? If you spend significant time volunteering, on what?)

What made you decide to come to the retreat? What would be the most important ways to spend time there for this to be a great experience for you?

What sessions or topics would you want to see? What sessions might you want to lead? Who would you be excited to learn from?

Please share the full names and ages of your children that will be joining you (please share their age at the time of the retreat). If possible, please share their general sleep schedule.

If you are bringing a significant other to support bringing a child and your participation in the retreat, please share below and their relationship to you:

There are several types of rooms (which you can see here:, and we will prioritize for alumni bringing their children and families more private rooms closer to the main facilitaties. Please share if you have any other housing needs. Additionally, if you would be interested in rooming with another specific alum who may be bringing children (i.e. if you are not bringing a partner and won’t be using both beds), please share their names below.

You can rent a pack and play for the entirety of the retreat from the retreat center for $25 (included in payment below). Would you like to rent one?

Please share any accessibility needs you, your children, and/or your significant other have for this retreat, and we will follow up to work with you to make this event accessible. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Please share any dietary needs you or your family has (the retreat center is Kosher).

Shabbat needs/wants: This will be a Shabbat friendly retreat (we will hold services, have Shabbat meals, there is an eruv around the retreat center, etc.), but there is a diversity in if and how participants will be observing Shabbat. Please share any additional Shabbat needs, suggested norms, or anything else you would like us to consider when designing the content and structure for this retreat. (I.e. do you need the childcare activities to be shabbat friendly, such as no drawing, instruments, etc.?)

Do you need a high chair? The retreat center will be able to provide free of cost.

Please share any specific childcare needs that you have or would like to request. To answer specific questions, or if you would like to be part of the group of parents who are supporting our work to make this event family friends, please reach out to Tali at

You are responsible for your travel costs to and from the retreat, and JOIN will work to support carpooling, coordinating rides or taxis to/from the airport and train stations, and will be in touch with you more about that shortly. You can learn more about how to get there in our FAQ section. JOIN is committed to making this retreat accessible to all alumni and will work with you to support your ability to attend. If you would like to request a travel subsidy, please email Tali Smookler at by October 8. How will you be traveling to the retreat?

Where will you be traveling in from (City and State)? What station/airport are you traveling into (if not driving)?

We are invested and committed to supporting Jews from marginalized identities at the retreat. If you feel comfortable, please share your identities below so we better understand the make-up of our alumni at the retreat. Enter here however much of your identity you would like to share, and/or use the specific categories below.


Class background and/or current:

Do you have a disability?



Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Payment Information:

We are creating family rates to support your ability to join the retreat as an alum with children.

It costs JOIN $300 per adult for housing and food for the whole weekend, and on average around $200 per child for housing, food, and childcare. We have created two Early Bird family rates based on these costs:

  • $650 for two adults and one child, $75 for each additional child

  • $425 for one adult and one child, $75 for each additional child.

If you are able to contribute more, you can fill in below a higher amount which will support us providing subsidies to other families or individuals.

JOIN is committed to making this retreat accessible to all alumni and will prioritize working with you to support your ability to attend. Please reach out to Tali Smookler at  by October 8 if you are in need of a subsidy.

We ask you to fill out the cost amount below based on this pay scale (adding extra for additional children, and for a pack-and-play if you will be renting).  If you would like to include additional funding to support other participants in their ability to attend, please include that in the final total as well. Your registration can be fully refunded through November 1.

Pricing Summary:

$650: Family rate to register two adults and one child; add $75 for each additional child.

$425: Family rate to register one adult and one child, $75 for each additional child.  (If registering before October 12)

$25: Cost to rent a pack and play (make sure you answered “yes” in the question above if you are renting).

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