B’naiture

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Teachings

Explore the B’naiture Philosophy & Approach

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Bringing Parents Along – A key to Life Centered Education

by Zelig Golden and Steven Green

How parents and B’naiture students collaborate to complete the B’naiture mentorship experience.

How Small Choices Can Have Big Impacts

by Marina Sherman, B’naiture 2014 graduate and B’hootz Teen Mentor 2014 to present

We all have a lot to learn from Marina’s exploration of Torah portion Shelach Lecha and her perspective on peer pressure, mentoring, and speaking our truth.

Raising Wise Humans

by Sarai Shapiro

An article that talks about the developmental journey of a child into a teen as compared to the Garden of Eden story.

Reconnecting to Our Earth-Based Roots

by Zelig Golden

Wilderness Torah’s core philosophy of the importance of reconnecting Judaism to nature.

Rededicating Our Sacred Fire

by Zelig Golden

Zelig explores the ancient Jewish relationship to fire and the importance of reawakening this relationship. In B’naiture, your child will spend much time with fire.

Rowan’s Encounter with God

by Rowan Gould-Bayba

Read Rowan Gould-Bayba, B’naiture 2011–13 grad’s amazing Bar Mitzvah drash–featuring lessons learned during B’naiture.

The Jewish Medicine Wheel

by Sarai Shapiro

The basic understanding of the cardinal directions and how they mirror the cycle of the ecological and spiritual Jewish year. This understanding of the calendar is taught to our B’naiture children.

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