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Wilderness Torah is at the forefront of a movement to revitalize Jewish life by reconnecting Jewish tradition to nature.

Fund a Partial Scholarship for a Family or Young Adult!

Our partial scholarships, work-exchange program and discounts benefit hundreds of participants each year who aren’t able to afford the real cost of the programming. We strive to make Wilderness Torah programs accessible to all participants, which supports a more diverse and inclusive community of all ages and income levels.

Your donation goes directly to our fund that supports partial scholarships, work-exchange, sliding scale tickets, and discounts.

Each year, this fund pays for:

  • More than $100,000 in work-exchange and discounts for hundreds of young adults, single-parent families and seniors, to experience meaningful Jewish holiday retreats and programs
  • $30,000 in partial scholarships for families to ensure their children ages 5-13 experience deeply meaningful Jewish education

How We Make a Difference

Wilderness Torah engages young adults in experiential Judaism congruent with their values – authentic, collaborative, and connected to nature. Wilderness Torah trains adults to co-create engaging and transformative Jewish village-building festivals.

Hundreds of young adults have taken their first steps in teaching classes, mentoring youth, leading prayer, facilitating groups, and stepping into communal leadership.


Wilderness Torah is transforming Jewish education. At a time when “nature-deficit disorder” is becoming all too real and when classroom Judaism is no longer cutting it for our kids, Wilderness Torah’s approach inspires young minds, awaken curiosity, and takes youth on a journey that gets them excited about Judaism and nature.

B’naiture is revolutionizing the Bar/Bat Mitzvah, meeting youth in this critical life stage by giving them tools for self-reliance, awakening Jewish tradition, and providing appropriate spiritual and physical challenges.

B’hootz is setting a new standard for Sunday school – in the forest!

Wilderness Torah embraces the Jewish value l’dor v’dor, “from generation to generation,” tackling the challenging lack of connection between generations.

Wilderness Torah reweaves the fabric of multi-generational community with festivals for all ages where our elders are supported and honored.


Without solicitation, Wilderness Torah is being summoned by synagogues, JCCs, and Jewish Day Schools from across the Bay Area to provide experiential, nature-based programs for young adults, children and families.

Wilderness Torah regularly receives requests from across the U.S. and around the world, including from Israel, England, and Australia, to create Wilderness Torah programs in their communities.

Having proven concept on its innovative festivals, leadership model, and youth programs, Wilderness Torah is planning to scale its programs by developing curricula and a training institute to bring this model to communities across the Jewish world.


Consider Monthly Giving

Monthly contributions help give us the financial sustainability our young organization needs. You can do this using your credit card. Simply click on “Recurring Donation” after you click the credit card Donate button below.

Your donation is tax-deductible.

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Make the check out to Wilderness Torah and mail to:
Wilderness Torah
2095 Rose St., Suite 202
Berkeley, CA 94709

Include your email address on your check so we can keep you up to date on Wilderness Torah news!

If you’d like to make a donation in honor or memory of someone, simply make your donation and then send us an email with the person’s name and address. We will send an acknowledgment in the mail to the recipient or their family.

Wilderness Torah is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Our federal tax i.d. # is 45-4437061.