Wilderness Torah Training Institute

August 29 — September 4, 2017

After a successful launch in 2016, the Training Institute returns!
Experience & learn earth-based Judaism and Wilderness Torah’s nature-mentorship model!

Connect to Nature • Build Village • Mentor Youth • Awaken Earth-Based Judaism

For ten years, Wilderness Torah has been creating deep nature-connection experiences, joyful earth-based Jewish celebrations, powerful youth-mentoring programs, and community-building events. Our Training Institute was established to educate and empower others to do this work. We also provide additional training, consulting, and other resources for participants.

Who Should Attend?
Educators, rabbis, community leaders, and anyone interested in earth-based Judaism and learning our transformational youth mentoring model. No experience or professional criteria necessary. For adults ages 18+.

Date: August 29 — September 4, 2017

Location: Felton, California (San Francisco Bay Area)

Tuition: Tuition is on a sliding scale from $595 — $1,750. Group discounts also available! (Cost does not cover travel to/from training)

Contact: For more information, please contact the Training Institute Manager.


“Through the WTTI, I am opening my eyes to the very natural connection between Judaism and nature. I am motivated to bring this connection into my own classroom of Jewish pre-teens, to help bring Judaism to a place where it is alive and thriving for my students!”
Amy Rhine, Training Institute 2016 Participant

The 8 Shields Model

Wilderness Torah uses the 8 Shields Model in its community programs and training curriculum. We are grateful for the training we have received from the 8 Shields Institute, acknowledge the use of this profound model in our work, and are proud to train others in this model as an integral part of the Wilderness Torah Training Institute.

The 8 Shields Model is a proprietary road-map applied to educational strategies, personal development, community building, organizational processes and more.

Learn More about 8 Shields at www.8Shields.com



Thank you to the sponsors for 2017!

In-kind Donors

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