B’naiture is an experiential, mentorship program that focuses on embodied, nature-based learning — weaving Jewish teachings, story, and song with wilderness skills, nature awareness, challenges, and community building experiences. There are no walls, no desks, and usually no paper. The forest is our classroom.
Wilderness Torah youth programs do not replace synagogue Hebrew school education, where students formally learn Hebrew, torah, and prayer. Rather, Wilderness Torah’s youth programs use the natural world and Jewish stories, teachings, songs, and prayers to help youth learn about themselves, become more self-reliant, and deepen their relationship to nature and their Jewish soul.
Young people that come with very little background in Jewish education have reflected feeling a new found sense of Jewish identity including learning prayers, songs, and understanding the Hebrew calender cycles. Children that go to Jewish day schools or hebrew schools have enjoyed the balance that our programs provide in embodied experience to the intellectually focused school environment.