Creating a More Resilient World

About Wilderness Torah

Our Mission

Wilderness Torah promotes healing, belonging, and resilience. We awaken and celebrate earth-based Jewish traditions through inclusive and intergenerational village-building.

Our Vision

Our vision is for a vibrant, resilient world, where humanity remembers how to care for each other and our precious earth.

“This is how we were meant to live: In community, in prayer, in harmony with nature. In a world where we’ve wandered too far from our roots, I’m grateful to Wilderness Torah for providing a pathway home.”

Passover in the Desert Attendee

Our Values

We Are Building a Village

We thrive by supporting each other to heal, find our gifts, and serve in community. Youth are mentored to discover their truth; adults are initiated to steward that which is greater than themselves; and elders are honored for their life experience and earned wisdom. The village becomes a context for collaborative leadership, mutuality, celebration, and radical inclusivity.

In Wilderness Torah’s Village, we learn to live on earth informed by deeply rooted Jewish tradition while seeking and integrating the revelations needed for today.

Join the Village: Program Offerings

Our innovative community-building and education programs create transformative experiences for participants. While our regional Bay Area village is the heart of who we serve, we welcome folks from across the country and internationally to join our retreats, festivals, and online programs.

Youth &
Family Programs

Holiday Retreats
& Festivals