Now in two locations — East Bay & Peninsula!
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR THE 2017/18 SEASON UNTIL SEPTEMBER 26
RSVP TODAY to attend an INFO SESSION for PENINSULA B’HOOTZ on AUGUST 16 (Palo Alto)
or for EAST BAY B’HOOTZ & B’NAITURE on AUGUST 23 (Berkeley)
Bringing Judaism’s Earth-Based Rhythms and Teachings to Life Through the Seasons
Kindergarten through 5th Grade
B’hootz integrates caring mentorship and nature-based exploration with Jewish spirituality, tradition, and wisdom. Children enroll for the full school year. For any denomination or observance level!
DATES: October 2017 – May 2018 (15 Sundays)
- East Bay B’hootz: Roberts Regional Park, Oakland
- Peninsula B’hootz: Hidden Villa, Los Altos Hills
- East Bay Shoreshim (grades K—2): 10 am — 1pm; Etzim (grades 3—5) 10 am — 2 pm
- Peninsula Shoreshim & Etzim (grades K—5): 10 am — 1 pm
REGISTRATION: Registration for 2017–2018 B’hootz is now open until Tuesday, September 26 or until programs are full.
Join Us at an INFO SESSION to Find Out More!
We offer info sessions on our B'hootz and B'naiture youth programs on a regular basis. RSVP for the Peninsula B'hootz Info Session happening on Wednesday, August 16 from 6–7:30 in Palo Alto or the East Bay B'hootz & B'naiture Info Session on Wednesday, August 23 from 6–7:30 in Berkeley. Information sessions are family friendly and include holiday-themed celebrations and activities. Please register to attend a session and/or contact email@example.com for more information.RSVP
Experience and learn about Jewish Tradition in the forest!
Your child may begin their journey in B’hootz at any point, grades K-5.
Shoreshim: Roots, grades K–2
Nourish the roots of Jewish nature connection.
Shoreshim celebrates the wonders of creation through Jewish tradition and hands-on learning. Grow comfort and ease in the outdoors and experience the vitality of Jewish wisdom through Torah storytelling, imaginative play, nature connection activities, and adventure.
Etzim: Trees, grades 3–5
Grow the branches and leaves of Jewish nature connection.
Etzim brings Jewish concepts to life by connecting mind, heart, and body through adventure and challenge. Cultivate hands-on skills like fire making, wild food processing, basketry, and whittling, and deepen relationship to the forest by developing tracking and nature connection skills.
Make B’hootz a family experience and build Jewish community outdoors!
Join our parent program and connect to your child’s B’hootz journey! We invite parents to join at several points throughout the season, including two full-days of programming in the fall and spring.
Follow the links below for more details on what to expect in B’hootz!
I love watching the kids run into the redwood forest with independence and excitement. Now [my daughter] loves the redwoods and sees a profound connection to them as a young Jewish girl!