July 15-18, 2024

Interfaith Wellness Retreat

A restorative getaway to explore the great outdoors and build relationships across faiths.

When and Where

Menla Resort and Spa - Phoenicia, NY

Join us for a restorative week of conversation and spiritual renewal, sponsored by the Center for Interfaith Dialogue at Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York. We seek to foster an inclusive, welcoming getaway in which members of all faith traditions may engage in meaningful dialogue while enjoying the therapeutic setting of the Menla Retreat and Spa.

Led by experts in the field, our morning seminars will explore such topics as Tibetan Buddhism, common themes in global religions, and spiritual practice in the modern era. A wide array of optional yoga, meditation, and Qi gong classes will be offered daily for those wishing to integrate mind and body in an accessible and supportive environment. With the afternoons free, participants can take full advantage of the natural splendor of the Catskills, luxuriate at the spa, or strengthen emerging relationships with those of different faiths.

At the Center for Interfaith Dialogue at Temple Emanu-El, we strive to offer programming that is as open and inclusive as possible. To that end, it is our privilege to support the cost of tuition for the duration of the retreat – registrants need cover only their own lodging and travel. We hope that you will return home from our Interfaith Wellness Retreat with a stronger and more expansive community, as well as a greater sense of peace in the modern world. Whether you are a cleric, a lay practitioner, or a secular person seeking a respite from city-life, all are welcome to join the conversation with us this July!


Dates: Monday, July 15th, to Thursday, July 18th

Location: Menla Retreat and Spa (Phoenicia, NY)

Tuition: Free!

Meals: Included in tuition. Click here for more information.

Accommodations: $695-$1350 (Varies by room selection, please see registration page by clicking the link below)

Getting there: Please refer to Menla’s helpful directions page for more information. Menla also offers a shuttle service to and from the Phoenicia bus station. Simply refer to “Optional Items” when registering.

For additional information, including teacher bios and the daily schedule, please visit this link here.

Questions? Please contact Dr. Alyssa Cady (alyssa.cady@emanuelnyc.org), or visit Menla’s FAQ page here.



Please follow the link below and use passcode TE724 to access the registration page and claim your spot!