Temple Isaiah

  • 10345 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles
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  • 310.277.2772

The Weekend FAQs

Where and When is The Weekend?

The Weekend will take place May 3-5, 2019
Opening at 3:30 p.m. on Friday and closing by 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.

The Weekend will be held at the Brandeis-Bardin campus of the American Jewish University, located in Simi Valley, CA.  This 2,700-acre facility offers our families, two rock climbing walls, horses and other animals, an alpine tower adventure structure, swimming pool, large grassy areas, sports fields, basketball and tennis courts, campfire pits, beautiful trails, and so much more. You and your family will have everything you could imagine for an exciting weekend.


Our musical artist-in-residence – Josh Nelson (http://www.joshnelsonproject.com) will be participating and leading pieces of the Weekend wrapping up the experience with a concert on Sunday.

View photos of  the facility on our Facebook page
Check out a Google Earth Pic of the Camp here 

How do I register?

Registration opens at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Registration will only take place online through the link on our website page. The link is located on the Home page of our website. Registration is competitive so set an alarm and be ready to refresh the the registration link on our website at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29.

Tell me about the housing and cost – is this camping?

This is not camping. There are three types of housing available, and honestly, they are all great options. Cost includes all meals, snacks, and activities for the weekend! 
You can see photos of each housing option on our Facebook page, just scroll through the posts.

Here’s the breakdown:

Conference Center

Private rooms sleep up to 4-5 (linens on the beds, private baths)
50 available rooms.
$330 per adult
$175 per child (2 and older)


Bring your sleeping bags & towels and get ready to bunk bed it...there is indoor plumbing (including showers
8 cabins total
$275 per adult
$175 per child (2 and older)


Bring your sleeping bags & towels and get ready to bunk bed it...there is indoor plumbing (including showers)!  In order to meet demand, two families are required to share each cabin.  You will have the opportunity to request with whom you share the cabin if you so desire.
8 spots available (4 cabins total)
$230 per adult
$175 per child (2 and older)


This year we will be offering 3 Yurts. Yurts are fabric tents that have electricity and bunk beds.  The bathrooms are next door in a bathhouse.
3 spots available
$175 per adult
$175 per child

SPECIAL NOTE – 2nd graders and Up

For those who wish to participate, we’re excited to offer a true camp-like experience for all children currently enrolled in 2nd grade and up!  Your children will stay in cabins with their peers and qualified camp counselors.  This is for sleeping accommodations and various programming throughout the weekend.  We highly recommend you encourage your child(ren) to take advantage of this opportunity.  If you have any questions about this, please contact Stephanie Schwartz at stephanie@templeisaiah.com.

How is housing assigned?

In the first part of your registration, you will tell us your preference for housing (Conference Center, Private- Cabin, Cabin, or Yurt).  Based on the timestamp and availability of each housing option when you submit your registration form online, we will send you a link to pay for that housing option.  You will have 24 hours to pay for your housing, after which, you will lose your spot, and you will be put on The Weekend Waiting List.

Are there upgrades available?

While you may get lucky and receive a room upgrade at some point (aka, someone cancels their reservation, and a spot opens up), the likelihood is very slim.  Don’t rely on an upgrade and remember, we don’t spend much time in our rooms.

Can I pay for The Weekend with a payment plan?

If you would like to set up a payment plan for The Weekend, you must set it up with us by contacting Stephanie Schwartz (stephanie@templeisaiah.com) within 24 hours of receiving your e-mail about housing payment.  Some amount of money will be required as an initial payment within the 24 hours of registration.

Is there any financial aid available for The Weekend?

We have a limited amount of aid available, so please contact Rabbi Joel at rabbijoel@templeisaiah.com before registration begins at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29 to discuss it confidentially.

Can my family just come up for the day on Saturday?

Unfortunately, we will not be offering a Day-Only option this year.  We’ve learned that The Weekend is best experienced when your family attends the entire time and so we encourage you to block out Friday afternoon and Sunday morning and just join us for the whole thing!

Cancellation Policy

We understand that things come up.  In order to receive a full refund, you must cancel two months prior to the start of The Weekend, no later than March 5, 2019.  Cancellation after that date will require us to keep 50% of the payment.  Cancellations made within 7 days of The Weekend will receive no refund.  Please remember, we are not making money on this retreat.  We need to make sure we cover expenses, and we want to provide the best experience to the most amount of people.

Is there a promo video or pics from previous years?

Check out our Facebook page for all of that and more - www.facebook.com/TheWeekendwithTI

Who do I contact if I have other questions?

Contact Rabbi Joel at rabbijoel@templeisaiah.com or Stephanie Schwartz (Religious School Educator) at stephanie@templeisaiah.com