Do you ever find yourself doing or saying things as a parent that you swore
to yourself you’d never do?

The truth is, we all have.

Becoming a Soulful Parent is a program, grounded in Jewish wisdom, that helps guide participants to reflect on the kind of parent (and partner) they want to become.

Becoming a Soulful Parent gives participants room to be honest about their struggles as an important first step in experiencing more joy as a parent.

If you’d like to be less concerned with how your children behave, and more concerned with valuing your children as they are, then join us on a journey of Becoming a Soulful Parent.


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Join us for an amazing weekend that will reinvigorate your relationship with your children, your partner and yourself. While parents will participate in meaningful Soulful Parenting Workshops and connect with fellow families, children will enjoy a weekend of Kids Camp put on by Ranch Camp Staff.  There will also be time for connecting together as a family and enjoying each other’s company out in nature!

Weekend Includes:  4 Soulful Parenting Workshops, Family Shabbat Dinner and Services, Children’s Camp Ages 5 – 14, Kosher meals and snacks and continued post-event opportunities to connection.

To learn more about Soulful Parenting and Ayeka click HERE.



Collectively Josh and Elinor Rifkin have two decades of experience working with families and children in an early childhood setting. They are both certified facilitators of Becoming a Soulful Parent and received their training from Ayeka’s Dasee Berkowitz who currently resides in Jerusalem,Israel.

Professionally, Elinor focuses her energy on facilitating outdoor experiences for young children and Josh is in his first year of a three-year  fellowship through The JCC Association. He is also looking forward to returning to Elbert, Colorado where he was once a young camper at the Ranch Camp. Elinor and Josh are celebrating 14 years of marriage this year and have two boys ages 8 and 3. They both are eager to embark on a soulful journey through parenthood in a special retreat setting with other families from their community.


Families will spend the weekend in private cabin housing in one of our cabin villages.  Each family will have their own space to connect and unwind with access to recreational spaces to use during downtime.  Each cabin village has a family bathhouse with private bathroom stalls and a shower area with private showers and changing areas.

Meals and snacks will be served in our Kosher dining hall.  Cereal and fruit will be available early in the morning before regular breakfast time.  Snacks will be available 24/7 as well as coffee and tea.  We are able to accommodate almost all food allergies and dietary restrictions!


Weekend Retreat Cost: $150/person (Children Under 5 are $50)

Retreat Start:  Friday, October 4th @ 5:00pm (Early Check In @ 3:00pm)

Retreat Ends: Sunday, October 6th @ 1:30pm


  • Accommodations
  • Food and Snacks
  • Soulful Parenting Workshops
  • Children’s Camp (Ages 5 and Up)
  • Evening Programs and Shabbat Experience

Location: JCC Ranch Camp in Elbert, Colorado.  The Ranch Camp is located just over an hour from Denver on 388 acres of treed property in the Black Forest.


Children ages 5 and up will be attending our Children’s Camp while parents attend Soulful Family Workshops and programming.  Our Children’s Camp is put on by summer camp staff who know how to create amazing experiences in the outdoors!!

  • Tie-Dye
  • Sports
  • Shabbat Crafting Projects
  • Hiking
  • Archery
  • Games and Group Get-To-Know You!

Children Under 5? Please contact Gina @ 303-316-6405 or via email. We are happy to assist in arranging private childcare that can be shared between multiple families attending with younger children.  We will have a space on-site for children and caregivers that is appropriate for young children.  With shared private childcare we suggest budgeting $150 – $300 for the weekend which will be paid directly to a private caregiver.