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Located on 250 acres of beautiful lakefront land, OSRUI’s Retreat Center is centrally located less than two-hours from Chicago and less than one-hour from Milwaukee and Madison. The OSRUI Retreat Center offers a cozy camp setting perfect for professional retreats, school groups, family weekends away, and special occasions.   

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Emma Kaplan

Retreat Center Manager

847-239-6984

ekaplan@urj.org

Emma is the Retreat Center Manager at OSRUI where she has the privilege of combining her talent for event planning with her passion for summer camp. Over the last few years, Emma has helped expand the retreat center business to generate over a half a million dollars annually with groups ranging from an intimate 10 people up to 300 people and from one night youth group events to weekend long wedding gatherings. Emma spent 13 summers at OSRUI as a camper and staff member before she joined the professional team in 2021. Prior to joining the team, Emma worked in the event production and venue management field at a handful of other organizations for five years.

Solly Kane

Executive Director

847-239-6970

skane@urj.org

Solly is the Executive Director of OSRUI where he is responsible for our summer camp, year-round program, and rental business. Since 2017, Solly has led the fundraising and investment of over $7 million into the OSRUI facility making it a great destination for all types of retreats, meetings, weddings, and gatherings. Solly has extensive experience in successful event planning ranging from gatherings of 25 to 5,000. He was previously the Director of North American Events for the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) where he oversaw the program creation and operations of conferences, meetings, and travel programs headlined by the likes of then Vice President Joe Biden and former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. A native of the Midwest, and longtime member of the OSRUI community, Solly loves that OSRUI is a home for so many throughout the year and he enjoys helping create and support a vision for events to come to life at camp.

Beth Rodin

Director

847-239-6977

brodin@urj.org

Beth’s (she/her/hers) Jewish journey and love for camp started right here in Oconomowoc as a toddler. A long-time camper, staff member, unit head and faculty member at both OSRUI and the URJ Kutz Camp, she has spent more than 30 summers in the URJ camping system! Throughout her career in camping and NFTY (The Reform Jewish Youth Movement), Beth has always been energized by the opportunity to be a Jewish educator and coach of people. As NFTY’s North American Managing Director, Beth worked with a network of teens, clergy, and professionals across North America to lead over 120 weekend events annually for thousands of young people. Beth also has extensive background as an experiential educator and outdoor adventure facilitator having led youth camping trips across Wisconsin, California, and in Israel. Beth believes that the grounds of OSRUI are a 250-acre living laboratory where campers and staff get to create and practice living the Jewish lives they wish to build.