Catalyst: Wellness

October 20-22, 2017
Stowe, Vermont


We have so many dimensions of wellness: physical, mental, and spiritual; it can be difficult maintaining each aspect in your everyday life. Through experiential wellness programming, reflection, and relaxation, you will get to explore new forms of wellness in the background of bucolic Vermont.

Take time to reflect on your own facets of personal wellness and explore how Jewish values can help support them.

Catalyst: Wellness will be a medium-sized gathering (30-40 people).



Ideal participants are those who are passionate about an aspect of wellness and/or have a wellness need they want time and space to work on. Additionally, participants should be excited about creating and maintaining a supportive community both during and following the gathering. We seek to create a gathering with diverse participants in terms of age, background, trip year, and geography.



Applications are now closed.


Alice James-Yudekovitz lives in Brooklyn, NY where she currently is an instructional coach at Excel Charter School. Originally from Portland, OR, she first moved to New York to attend Barnard College where she studied architecture. After graduating, she taught 9th-11th grade social studies and Spanish as a 2011 Hawaii corps member. Alice then moved back to New York to teach 4th and 5th grade at her current school in Brooklyn. In her free time she enjoys taking trips out of the city, exploring ClassPass, doing yoga, and cooking meals for friends.

Abby Robbins lives in Baltimore, MD and teaches 7th grade Language Arts.


Location & Accommodations

Catalyst: Wellness will take place in Vermont.


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Packing List

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Catalyst Community

Before, during, and after their gatherings, Catalyst participants will share about their gathering with the whole community. Check back soon for photos, reflections, wireframes, and other documents from this gathering!