Shabbat Shechina Retreat: reconnecting with our Jewish feminine wisdom



Doe Bay Washington Shabbat Shechina Retreat:


Immerse yourself in spiritual community!

Enjoy nourishing food

Rest, restore, soak in the outdoor pools, sit in the sauna, hike, explore among the trees, water and land.

Are you longing for spiritual connection and community?

For many of us, it has been challenging to find space to fully let go, to feel safe, to be curious, to connect more deeply within and together, to let our hearts break and to feel joyfully alive.

The Shabbat Shechina Retreat offers an opportunity to sink into a supportive and non-judgmental space with others who are called to connect with the divine Jewish feminine energy within themselves*.

Through skillful and gently guided practice and ritual, we explore how our ancient identities play out in this modern world. Connect with the wisdom of Shechina and other Jewish representations of the feminine. Whether you are Jewish or Jew-ish, we will connect with each other and create a more safely held space to attune to the ancestral wisdom that is available.

Now more than ever, we (Roxane and Michal) are seeing the need to gather in a community that uplifts the power of our divine Jewish feminine wisdom.

We warmly invite cis and trans women, as well as non- binary humans, of who identify as Jewish or those who have a spark of curiosity about their Jewish identity or heritage. Please note, this retreat is exclusively for those who can respectfully hold space for others who have different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

All offerings are optional and we trust your intuition around what you need. Here is what we will be gently guiding:
• Chanting + meditation
• Group discussion + sharing
• Self-reflection + journaling
• Moving our bodies • Ritual practice
• Shabbat dinner and invitation for tech-free sabbath
• Exploring divine feminine wisdom
• Connecting with inspiring Jewish matriarchs
• Time to rest, restore and explore according to your intuition
• Taking in and connecting with the natural surroundings

  • All group offerings, led by Roxane and Michal in the Retreat House
    Retreat House – Doe Bay Resort & Retreat.
  • Breakfast and Lunch each day, Dinner on Thursday. Healthful, delicious
    meals prepared by our Naturopath friend and peer Leah Alvarado.
    Vegan/Vegetarian/Pescatarian/Gluten Free Options (we can
    accommodate most diets).
  • Access to the Doe Bay Resort including the outdoor soaking
    tubs, sauna, hiking, yoga & meditation room.
Shabbat Shechina Retreat: reconnecting with Jewish feminine wisdom May30-June1

Retreat price does not include lodging and only includes dinner on Thursday.

  • Lodging for cabins (private or shared), yurts, or a treehouse! Accommodations –
    Doe Bay Resort & Retreat. Book soon to secure your stay.
  • We have one double occupancy room in the Retreat House (for 1-2 people for an
    additional fee-email us if interested).
  • Transportation to and from Doe Bay (see information about reserving your spot
    on the Ferry). Washington State Ferries Vehicle Reservations System (WSF VRS)
  • Book your ferry now even if you wait to register for the retreat. To ensure you
    arrive by our start time at 6PM Thursday 5/30, allow 2 hours from Ferry to Doe
    Bay & check in. Since our circle will not finish until late Saturday evening, plan on
    staying Saturday night so can relax without rushing to catch the late ferry. We
    do recommend booking your return ferry on Sunday ASAP
    as spots are
    already booking for the desirable crossing times.
  • Dinner Friday and Saturday. We recommend dining at the famed seed to table
    Doe Bay Cafe. Café – Doe Bay Resort & Retreat. Michal and Roxane will be there!

COST: $720
Early bird Purim pricing $612 until sundown March 23rd
Early bird Pesach (Passover) pricing $648 sundown April 22nd
Book now to secure your spot!
Deposit $306


Cancellations: To keep our group intimate we have limited the number of
attendees, and, with the amount of time we spend preparing, we are unable to
offer refunds. If the need to cancel arises you may gift your spot to someone else
or provide a scholarship for someone who would like to attend.

Want some Extra Time?
Come a day early or stay an extra day and explore, rent a kayak Kayaking – Doe
Bay Resort & Retreat, hike Mt. Constitution, rest, receive a massage Massage –
Doe Bay Resort & Retreat, have dinner at the Doe Bay Cafe Café – Doe Bay
Resort & Retreat.

Need more INFO? Email: (West Coast) or
Michal Waldfogel (East Coast)

Covid-19 Updates to Our Current Services and Information


We miss you and we hope you are staying safe and healthy. Please read below for information on In Office Visits, Existing Appointments, and Virtual Appointments.

We are open with limited hours:
Contact us immediately via email at, for an appointment if you are experiencing significant physical, mental or emotional distress. We will have limited availability for the next few weeks but are seeing some of our patients in need.

If delaying treatment with us would likely lead to you using another clinic or facility (like urgent care or ER), contact us immediately.
Stay home if:
If you are at high risk for complications from COVID, have any respiratory symptoms, may have had recent exposure to COVID or can delay treatment, we ask that you not make an appt at this time. Most of all, we want to thank all of you for doing your part to keep us all safe. We are in this together!

Protocols for safety:
We have implemented safety protocols for sanitization including extensive use of sanitizers, plastic covers on the tables and face cradles, and will be staggering patients and providers to limit the contact between people. At this time we will only be seeing one patient in a room every three hours. We will prescreen for fever and any respiratory symptom.

For now, we are discontinuing heavy contact treatment such as massage, cosmetic acupuncture and cranial sacral because we do not want to use PPE that is in short supply.

Virtual Services:
We are now seeing patients virtually to help keep connected with you all and serve our community. Please see for a list of our virtual services. If you need herbs, supplements, want to know how to keep your immune system strong, help mitigate cold/flu/Covid, or continue with your usual care, we can provide this via telemedicine. We are also offering one-on-one Meditation/Mindfulness session, 5 Element consultations and Energy Medicine.

Free Wellness Seminars
While in quarantine, we are offering free weekly seminars. They will be posted on Facebook, Instagram and on Fullslate.

We are also starting free wellness seminars. They will be posted on Facebook, Instagram and on Fullslate.

Existing appointments
We will email you if we need to cancel your existing appointment due to quarantine. You may contact us to let us know if your appointment is essential so we can prioritize your appointment.