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A Spark of the Shabbaton -Event Details

Kabbalat Shabbat Experience - ​Arrive Friday at 5:30 PM for candle lighting, davening and joyful singing. Enjoy an intimate Shabbat dinner followed by Rabbi David Ingber's teaching. Experience Kabbalat Shabbat in a way that is uniquely Rabbi David  and Romemu.

Havdallah Melavah Malka - Arrive Saturday at 7:30 PM for deeply experiential Havdallah. Melavah Malka means "Escorting the Queen" and is the last lingering tastes of Shabbat that serves to begin the process of infusing the holiness of Shabbat into the week ahead. Learning, singing, storytelling and delicious and healthy food will fill our hearts, souls and stomachs. Look for very special guest teachers and musicians will make this night truly extraordinary.

Awesome Day of Learning - Arrive Sunday at 9:30 AM for this journey of heart, mind and soul. The faculty for this event are some of the best teachers and leaders  known in the Jewish community. We are so very fortunate to have them addressing the topic,  "Be Real Now: How to Love, Live and Pray like We Mean It."  The program will offer insights that will richly inspire us.  The  program ends at 2:30 PM.

​Please note that the only way to spend Shabbat in community, davening, participating in the Torah service,  and  learning with Rabbi David on Shabbat is to participate in the entire Shabbaton Experience (with or without accommodations).

Pay online here or mail your check made out to IJKL to 9721 Sea Turtle Dr. Plantation FL 33324

Entire Shabbaton Experience         $450.00                                                 

Early Bird (by January 25) :                $425.00

IJKL members:                                    

Event Sponsor                                       $250.00

​Kabbalat Shabbat and Dinner:          $125.00                                                                                  

Awesome Day of Learning:               $72.00


Awesome! Day - Student discount    $36.00

Havdallah:                                              $54.00

Do not pay for your room until you have confirmation of availability

from Kim -reserve early to guarantee there will be a room for you!

2 nights - double occupancy       $200

​2 nights - single occupancy         $400

Join IJKL Now!                  $250

Make a donation    

​​Be Real Now: How To Love, Live and Pray Like We Mean It


Led by Renowned Jewish Renewal Rabbi David Ingber,Founder of Romemu

Be moved by a meaningful and honest conversation about loving relationships!
Delve into a way of living in a way that feels authentic and true!
Learn to make your prayer experience your own

 Immerse yourself in Shabbat, Havdallah celebration and an Awesome Day of Learning
















The Shabbaton, Havdallah and Awesome Day of Learning will be held at the Sheraton Suites

located at I95 and Cypress Creek Road in Fort Lauderdale, FL


Shabbaton Immersion:       Fully immerse yourself in the entire Shabbaton  and stay for the weekend at the Sheraton Suites OR

Commuter Shabbaton:      Participate in the entire Shabbaton but opt out of nightly accomodations.


Shabbaton Experience:     $450 includes all Shabbat events, Havdallah and  Day of Learning - does not include accommodations
 Early Bird registration by January 25, 2018:    $425
 IJKL members (for 2018):    $400

If you would like to stay at the Sheraton  Friday and Saturday night 

ADD: $200 per/person double occupancy if booked by February 1st (based on availability). 

To book your room contact IJKL Administrator Kim Lerner - Kim@IJKL.org or 954.249.8290

Book your room early to guarantee availability. 

If you are unable to join for the entire weekend, we invite you to join for "A Spark of the Shabbaton" made up of individual programs (see details below).

Kabbalat Shabbat Experience:   Shabbat dinner, singing, davening, learning with Rabbi Ingber, music, and more        $125
Havdallah - Melaveh Malka:        Singing, stories, eating, dancing, laughter and delight                                                              $ 54

Awesome Day of Learning:             Meet and learn with our incredible faculty                                                                                       $ 72

Become a Shabbaton sponsor and make events like this possible!

Sponsors will enjoy an intimate dinner with Rabbi Akiva Mann and Rabbi David Ingber on Thursday night, February 22nd before attending the B'nai Torah event with R. David Ingber and R. David Steinhardt.​ Please call Kim for details about the event and sponsorship.

Rabbi David Ingber  is the founder of Romemu - a Jewish community on New York’s Upper West Side. Romemu is an open-hearted, experiential, irreverently devoted, intergenerational Jewish community that elevates and transforms individuals into more compassionate human beings..   www.romemu.org

Rabbi Akiva Mann is the Director of the Institute of Jewish Knowledge and Learning in Southern Florida.  He lectures extensively on Jewish philosophy, ethics, and mysticism.  He has been an instructor in the Orloff CAJE Midrasha graduate program for the past nine years. 

Dr Sandra Lilienthal is part of the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning faculty in Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties, and the author of Pillars of Judaism, a two-year curriculum developed for adult learners. She is well known for making any subject matter come alive. www.sandralilienthal.com

Rabbi Lauren Berkun is the Director of Rabbinic and Synagogue Programs for the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. Rabbi Berkun’s work enriches the resources, vision, and commitment of the leaders and change agents who shape the future of Jewish life.www.hartman.org.il


Do not pay for your room until you have submitted this request form and received confirmation of room availability from Kim. You can also submit the request by email - Kim@IJKL.org