* Full day events are considered to be 8 hours (4 hours for half day rate). There is a fee of $100 per hour for additional time, or $150 on Open Shabbes days. Day rates do NOT include overnight accommodations.
For information on deposits, cancellations, and payment schedules, contact Gilah Rosner, our Retreat Manager, at 301-349-2799 or by email.
We welcome you to
Am Kolel Sanctuary & Renewal Center
and we are happy to work with you
to create a wonderful event!
Food for Body and Soul
Sanctuary Committee wishes to make Sanctuary as inclusive as possible
and to aspire to a dietary code that honors body, mind and spirit
with a particular sensitivity to the Earth and compassion for
animals. Our kitchen is a vegetarian/dairy kitchen. Cheeses and dairy products are permitted. Kosher cheeses and cheeses with rennet from non-animal sources are encouraged.
For private events fish with fins and scales is also permitted. (No meat or shellfish, please.)
The retreat center does not provide food. Guests may bring their own food and prepare their own meals in our fully equipped, kosher kitchen if they observe the guidelines stated above.
We are happy to refer prospective clients and guests to several excellent caterers. Three are vegetarian, and one is Kosher (with a special menu for Sanctuary customers). Please call them directly for menus, pricing and availability.
Outside caterers are welcome to use our kitchen (cookware, dishes and oven) if they observe the guidelines stated above. Or, they may serve vegetarian/dairy/fish with fins and scales (no meat or shellfish) prepared in their kitchens IF they provide their own warming oven and dishes.