Wilderness Torah is overjoyed to begin the second season of our Teen Shomrim
(guardian) program. In response to our growing number of B’naiture
graduates and the successful teen programs run at our land-based festivals, we have a series of offerings for our 2016-2017 season!
Teens play a unique role in the village: they are intermediaries between youth and adults. They are still in touch with the magic of childhood, and are beginning to step into responsibility for the mizvot (Jewish teachings on how to live responsibly and compassionately). Wilderness Torah honors them as Shomrim because of their unique ability to relate to, connect with, and tend to the village and its many inhabitants.
Our offerings reflect this bridge-building role. Some of them ask the teens to step up as mentors and fill support roles for our programs (such as our B’hootz and B’naiture Teen Apprentice Mentors) and others invite teens to continue on as participants in programs held by our adult mentors, such as our Shomrim Gatherings and festival teen programs.
While most of our Teen Shomrim programs are geared towards youth who have completed B’naiture, our teen programs at Sukkot on the Farm and Passover in the Desert are open to all.
For clarification on eligibility for various options, or to discuss any of this further, please contact us.