, “heart” in Hebrew, is the underlying fabric of each Wilderness Torah festival village. As part of a council of staff and volunteer leaders who generate the village magic at each festival, Lev members hold specific roles within the council, learn leadership and facilitation skills and Jewish knowledge, and co-create festival village life with the training and support of seasoned Wilderness Torah staff and stakeholders.
The magic you feel in our festival villages is created by a collaborative council of volunteer leaders each holding specific, interconnected roles. Greater than the sum of its parts, each leader brings their unique strengths and growing edges to the Lev.
As part of the Lev, each volunteer leader holds a specific archetypal role within this council (for example, representing a welcoming presence or being the village MC), and collaborates in a circle of equals to co-create a regenerative village experience.