Wildacres is located off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Little Switzerland, North Carolina, near Asheville.
Each summer the GCAR (Greater Carolinas Association of Rabbis) sponsors a rabbinic kallah featuring an outstanding Jewish scholar for a six-day rabbinic seminar attended by Conservative, Orthodox, Reconstructionist, Reform, and Traditional rabbis and their families. In the magnificent setting of western North Carolina, we join together for study, prayer, discussion, debate, relaxation, and camaraderie. Rabbis and family members come from towns and congregations ranging from very small to very large, and from as far away as Florida and Canada. We enjoy the seminars, kosher cuisine and egalitarian minyanim, and joyously observe Shabbat together. The program includes arts and crafts for family members and entertainment every evening. Participants are invited to lead davening, give divrei-Torah, read Torah and Haftarah on shabbat, and lead study sessions on occasion The schedule is arranged to provide free time for touring, relaxing, family, and shmoozing with friends.
Since 1951, the GCAR has brought to the rabbinic family experience one of the most unique seminars available anywhere in the United States, with participants from many states and Israel. The GCAR is an intra-rabbinic fellowship of ordained rabbis from the Conservative, Orthodox, Reconstructionist, Reform, and Traditional movements. Wildacres is a 1,600-acre retreat founded in 1946 and located atop a mountain off the Blue Ridge Parkway. The view is breathtakingly beautiful (see photos on this website and also visit the Wildacres website -- link below).
The Wildacres website is found at www.wildacres.org.
For more information and registration materials, please contact Susan Sapinsley.