The 2024 Retreat at Camp Newman

Join us for a joyful Shabbat in the green hills of Sonoma County. It’s a chance to connect with old friends, and meet new folks in a gorgeous setting. This year, we’ll learn from each other in a community-driven program that all registering folks are invited to contribute towards. The program is bursting with text learning, yoga, art making, Israeli whiskey tasting, a basketball clinic, a pool party, ropes course and lots of singing…and still growing! Registration closes on April 26…all the info is on this page. Further questions? Ask the retreat team.


Welcome to our Shul

Netivot Shalom invites you to engage in a cross-generational discovery of Jewish inspiration and purpose.

Our participatory egalitarian community is defined by the values of:

  • Belonging – we nurture connectedness with each other, with the broader community, and with Israel.
  • Learning – we provide introductory and continuing encounters with Jewish wisdom.
  • Ritual – we strive to deepen personal engagement with the sacred.
  • Justice – we embrace Judaism’s call to repair the world through deeds of loving kindness and social action.

If you are interested in joining Netivot Shalom, click here. If you are currently a member and would like to renew your membership, click here.

If you have any questions about membership, please email Ken Schnur, Executive Director, at

Netivot Shalom began in 1989 and grew out of our founding members’ collective commitment to creating an egalitarian spiritual home for Conservative/Masorti Jews. We are based in Berkeley, California, and allied with the world of Jewish community. We are members who are Jewish and not, Jews-by-choice, interfaith families, multiracial, multicultural, married, single, families and individuals, LGBTQ, straight, old, and young. We explicitly recognize and cherish each other as teachers and students.

Netivot Shalom


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