Welcome to

The Chabad Okanagan 

Jewish Summer Getaway

25 Menachem Av -1 Elul 5782

 August 22- 28 2022


Two Tracks:

1. Experience An Authentic Taste of Yeshiva. (Men Ages 18+)

2. Join The Daily Dinner and Lecture Series. (Men and Women)

Join the daily evening lectures (includes dinner) or join for the whole Yeshiva Experience!

Men Ages 18-28: Join the full Yeshiva experience including meals, outings and accommodations ($495 for the week)

Men Ages 18+ : Join the full Yeshiva experience including meals and outings ($350 for the week)

Men and Women 18+ : Join the daily evening lecture and dinner series (By donation)


  • Six days of immersive, intriguing and engaging Torah Study 
  • With Scholar in Residence: Rabbi Lazer Gurkow
  • Live Talmud sessions from Rabbi Binyomin Bitton
  • Explore the beautiful nature and scenery of the Okanagan
  • Dorm-Like Accommodations 
  • Three daily scrumptious meals 
  • Engaging and Intriguing evening lecture and dinner series (4 Total: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri)  
  • Shabbat Lunch and Lecture - OPEN TO ALL (Includes Special Children's Program)

For the Evening Lecture and Dinner Series Only, Please click here.

For Full Taste of Yeshiva Application form (Out of Towners and Locals), Please click here or on the full Taste of Yeshiva flyer below. 

Rabbi Lazer Gurkow is a thinker and teacher that audiences relate to. In his easy, informal manner, Lazer engages his listeners and leads them on provocative journeys of thought.

A sought-after lecturer, his talks combine hands-on mentorship with empowering self-help techniques. He is gifted with the ability to present the complicated in easily understood language and has successfully lectured to audiences across Israel, Australia, Europe and North America.

Lazer has authored Portraits of Leadership, a curriculum on leadership for the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) that was taught to 50000 students in six continents. A prolific author, he has published more than 1000 essays in print and online publications. He is a member of JLI’s curriculum team, a columnist for Chabad.org and Israel National News and blogs at Jerusalem Post and Times of Israel. His weekly Torah essays can be found at www.innerstream.org. He is the author of two books, "Reaching for G‑d: The Jewish Book of Self Help", and "Mission Possible: Living with Higher Purpose".

He serves as Rabbi to Congregation Beth Tefilah in London Ontario.