Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center and the Elat Chayyim Center for Jewish Spirituality
Elat Chayyim Center for Jewish Spirituality

Getting here...

Isabella Freedman Retreat Center
116 Johnson Road
Falls Village, CT 06031

We are approximately two hours by car from New York City and three hours from Boston in the Connecticut Berkshires.  

by Car

See the directions at There is ample free parking on site. Use the form below to generate a Google Map or visit Yahoo! Maps or MapQuest.


Please help the planet by using our online ride-sharing board to find and offer rides (group password: shalom).

Trainby Train

MetroNorth from New York City to Wassaic, CT

From Grand Central Station at 42nd Street, take the MetroNorth line to the Wassaic train station.  The train ride takes about 2 hours and ten minutes, and Wassaic is about a 30 minute drive to the retreat center.  Ticket prices range from $12 to $16, one way.  Shuttle and taxi service are available to the retreat center from the train station — see shuttle information below.

Train schedules are available on MetroNorth's Website (NYC to Wassaic, CT).

Download driving directions to and from Wassaic/Isabella Freedman (PDF).

Trainby Airplane

Bradley International Airport (BDL) is approximately one hour and fifteen minutes by car to the retreat center. Shuttle and taxi service are available to the retreat center. 

Download driving directions to and from Bradley/Isabella Freedman (PDF).


To & From the airport or train station

Isabella Freedman offers limited shuttles to and from Wassaic Train Station (trains to New York City, Grand Central Station) and Bradley Airport in Hartford, CT.

To book a shuttle for your next program

Please email registration or call (800) 398-2630 x307 to speak with Annie, our registrar, at least TWO WEEKS prior to the start of your program.

Shuttle reservations are NOT confirmed until payment is received. Costs and shuttle times are listed below.

Arrivals on a registration day

Wassaic Train Station

Pick-up cost: $15 one-way

Train Arrival from NY Shuttle Departs Arrival at Isabella Freedman
1:58pm / 2:03pm 2:15pm 2:45pm
3:58pm / 4:03pm 4:15pm 4:45pm

Bradley Hartford International Airport

Pick-up cost: $50 one-way

Shuttle Departs Airport Approximate Arrival at Isabella Freedman
12:00pm 1:30pm
4:30pm 6:00pm

Our shuttle driver will meet you opposite the escalators in Terminal A.

Departures on the final day of a program:

Wassaic Train Station

Drop-off cost: $15 one-way

Shuttle Departs Isabella Freedman Train Departure to NY
11:30am 12:26pm
1:30pm 2:24pm

Bradley Hartford International Airport

Drop-off cost: $50 one-way

Shuttle Departs Isabella Freedman Approximate Arrival at Airport
12:30pm 2:00pm

Lakeville Taxi, (860) 435-8000, is available if you can’t make the listed shuttle times.

Lakeville Taxi Reservation Policy

Lakeville Taxi is a reservation service.
Rides messages must be left before 5pm and at least 24 hours in advance.
Credit card information must be provided with your reservation.
Your card will be charged if you cancel a ride with less than 24 hours notice.


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