All our food and kitchen equipment is kosher. Our events are mostly vegetarian with some fish (of which you may easily opt out). On special occasions we may choose to serve meat. When we do, we will ensure that it is kosher and completely segregated from our dairy and vegetarian kosher kitchen equipment.
In making its food choices, Wilderness Torah prepares food according to the highest ethical standards, including kosher, local, organic, seasonal, humane, and socially just. Wilderness Torah prioritizes sourcing fresh, unprocessed foods, and when choosing processed or packaged foods, aims to purchase certified kosher foods.
Wilderness Torah may at times prioritize certain values, such as local or organic, over kosher-certified. When such a choice is warranted, we will share such decisions openly, and a kosher option will be available. Examples:
- We purchased local, homemade, organic bagels for Shavuot that were not kosher. We had kosher bread choices available.
- Raw, local, organic honey was gifted to us. We had kosher honey available.
Our kitchen is kosher, however we do not employ a mashgiach (someone who supervises kashrut, the guidelines for keeping kosher). Please ask if you want more details on how we prepare and maintain kashrut in our wilderness kitchen.