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Shavuos Retreat 2022!

Jun 03, 2022 - Jun 07, 2022

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Camp Nageela
5755 New York 42
BROOKLYN, New York 12733
Shavuos, singles, cheap, sebrow
Chasidic, Yeshivish, Modern Orthodox, Shomer Shabbat
A very special Shavuos filled with unique programming geared for orthodox singles looking for a meaningful Yom Tov experience.

About the event

An inclusive, super friendly, warm and connected atmosphere, where everyone feels genuinely welcome
A stimulating Shavuos experience with thought-provoking all night learning, innovative topics, and insightful discussion groups
Enjoy our comfortable accommodations, guided nature walks, beautiful waterfalls, serene lake, and our extensive animal farm with geese, goats, rabbits, and Shetland ponies
Transportation option available

Mrs. Baila Sebrow
R’ Chaim Yakov and Perel Malka Hirsch
Josh and Rachel Garbarsky

Orthodox singles from all over the U.S. and several other countries. We aim to have two approximate age groups:

Mid-20s & 30s
40s and above
Religious Level: Within the general vicinity of “Modern Orthodox”, “Yeshivish-Modern”, and “Heimish”.


Our events are known for their unique environment where everyone is friendly and welcoming of each other. You no longer have to worry about who you are going to sit with at a meal or whether you will connect with others. Our non pressurized, comfortable & fun programming easily connects you with potential dates and new friends. The atmosphere of a connected community and Achdus in our uniquely warm & friendly environment is priceless!


The Nageela Retreat Center is located in Fallsburg, NY in the heart of the Catskill Mountains (about 2 hours north of Manhattan). This Facility is in a class by itself offering a variety of amenities including:

Sealy Posturepedic memory foam beds
Indoor heated pool (with separate hours)
Air conditioned rooms
Game room
Volleyball court
Pool table
Basketball court
Foosball table
Baseball field
Ping Pong table
Nature trail
Picturesque nature, lake, waterfalls
An extensive animal farm & more…

Top Notch Kashrus. Hashgacha – under Rabbi Dovid Shenker of the Jewish Education Project (JEP) of Long Island, Cholov Yisroel, Glatt Kosher, Chasidishe Shchita, and 1st Class Chef.


Most of our past attendees have had numerous dating opportunities due to our events and shidduchim have resulted. Something else that makes our retreat uniquely special are the incredible friendships that have blossomed from our events. Invites for Shabbos meals and weekend get-togethers throughout the year have become the norm for many past attendees. This Shavuos experience can make a significant impact in your dating and social life throughout the year! Come and join us and see why singles fly and drive from all over the country to attend!


? Shavuos All-Night thought provoking learning, numerous lectures, innovative topics, and insightful discussion groups. You can join our lively discussions or learn with a chavrusa in the Beis Medrish.

? New & innovative singles programming to get to know one another in a fun, non-pressurized, casual way. Past attendees loved our unique programming!

? Meet new singles from far and wide. Our previous events were attended by singles from England, Israel, South Africa, South America, Canada, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, California, Chicago, Cleveland, DC, Detroit, Florida, Maryland, Ohio, Philadelphia, Texas, Virginia, and the Tri-State area.

? Guided nature walks to beautiful water falls, serene lake and our extensive animal farm.

? Bonfire BBQ Kumzitz after Yom Tov!

Ticket Reservations

Hello, my name is Josh Garbarsky. I’d like to share my story with you. Almost 11 years ago I was in nursing school and on the weekends I worked as the Shabbos Manager for Nageela Retreat Center. One day, my supervisor called me to say there was a single’s event renting out the retreat center for Shavous and that I needed to make myself available to manage the facilities. Though I had never attended a singles event, I had heard a few terrible stories from my friends about singles events and I wasn’t interested in having my own horror stories to tell. Although I gave it my best efforts to get out of working the event, my boss kindly told me that I’d have to work the event or find another job. Without much of a choice, I drove up to the mountains to manage the retreat center for that Shavuos.

On the first day of the event, I was making my rounds when I stopped by the welcome table and I was greeted by a delightful young lady (yep, you guessed it – that young lady was Rachel, my wife.) She introduced herself to me and we started to speak a bit. Later, we sat at the meals together and talked. We attended the activities together and learned about one another and she even helped me move tables and chairs around to set up for upcoming activities. Things where working out so nicely the founder of Connection Retreats rearranged the schedule so that Rachel and I could escape for a bit to go for a walk to the waterfalls to have a date. In the end, we dated for a few months, got engaged, and have been married going on 10 years this month.