Zwerin Alexander Annual Retreat

May 24-26, 2019

at the

Ralstan White Retreat Center

West Marin (near Mill Valley)


 * * * Rabbi Pam * * *

* * *  And Special Guests  * * *


Join us for Shabbat celebrations, meals and services, Saturday Night Entertainment Night and Saturday afternoon and Sunday Classes in the mansion and on the lush retreat center grounds.

Stroll amid redwoods, relax and unwind on the front porch, enjoy daytime views and an evening fire pit.

Accommodations include shared rooms and private rooms with bathrooms on each floor.

Meals and snack provided by onsite catering.

Indoor activities will be held in the mansion’s lovely living room. Outdoor activities on the porch or on the grounds.


41st Annual Zwerin-Alexander Retreat


Dr. Ken Zwerin was a rabbi, teacher and business who infused his teachings with Torah wisdom, humor and common sense. In 1955, thirty-two families gathered in Hillsborough, California to found a new synagogue that became known as Peninsula Temple Sholom, now located in Burlingame. They turned to Dr. Zwerin to help them launch their effort and Dr. Zwerin served as Rabbi and Liturgical Director until the congregation was able to hire a full time rabbi and Dr. Zwerin was able to continue his business career.

Dr. Zwerin was a Rabbi’s Rabbi to whom colleagues turned for friendship and guidance. Rabbi Ted Alexander and Dr. Zwerin became very close over the years. Their friendship led to the founding of the annual Zwerin Retreat, which is now in its 41st year.

When Rabbi Ted passed away, we renamed the Zwerin Memorial Retreat the Zwerin-Alexander Memorial Retreat.

May the memory of Rabbi Dr. Ken Zwerin and the memory of Rabbi Ted Alexander be a blessing for all time.

Click here to see the program flyer from our 2018 Retreat.