Wilderness Torah’s mission is to awaken and celebrate the earth-based traditions of Judaism to nourish the connections between self, community, earth and Spirit.
Wilderness Torah is a Response to the Jewish Yearning
for Connection to Nature and Each Other.
And many times, whether in the village or the shtetl, we planted our food together, and harvested it. We all came together for holidays and festivals, like a big family. In fact we were a big family… Read More.
Wilderness Torah provides opportunities and inspiration
to rediscover the essence of village life.
We train leaders across the planet in how to awaken earth-based Judaism through village-building community and youth programs.
We further envision creating a thriving rural Center for Earth-Based Judaism near the Bay Area, a land base that functions as a community center, permaculture village, and a permanent home for local programs and our work educating and training people from across the Jewish world.
Our innovative community-building and education programs, built on this idea, create transformative experiences for participants, who come from across the country and internationally.
- Multi-generational holiday retreats that celebrate the Jewish pilgrimage holidays in their original, nature-based context
- Nature and mentorship-based Jewish youth education that revolutionizes the Sunday school and B’nai Mitzvah experiences
- Young adult leadership training, through a three-month program that builds concrete Jewish leadership skills
- Community programs—our year-round K’Far village program brings you Shabbats, Shabbatons, classes, events and High Holidays” and link to K’Far landing.
- Empower young adults to collaboratively build community
- Revolutionize Jewish education for our youth
- Reweavethe fabric of multi-generational community by honoring and empowering our elders and youth
- Innovate the Jewish experience with a “village-building” ethos
- Practice Tikkun Olam (“healing the world”) by offering sustainable life skills training and community service opportunities
- Foster pluralistic community with LGBTQ, interfaith families, Jews of color, and Jews from across the denominational spectrum
- Connect people to meaningful Jewish experiences that enhance their understanding of and commitment to Judaism
- Build the next generation of Jewish leaders through leadership training