Passover in the Desert:

Tending Sacred Fires
משׁגיחים על אש קדושה | Mashgihim Al Eish Kdusha

April 5–9, 2018
Registration ends Thursday, March 29 at 8 pm PST*

Description

Each year, we Jews retell our core story — our Passover journey from slavery to freedom. This spring, step into your Exodus experience and discover transformation and liberation with the expansive desert as your guide.

The Hebrew ancestors departed the narrow places that enslaved them and began a long journey towards freedom. When they crossed the Red Sea, their situation had radically shifted. Although their hardships were not diminished in many ways, they were no longer an enslaved people. This perspective of a newfound collective freedom in the wilderness ignited a new relationship to self, place, community, and spirit.

As we gather in the final stages of the holiday, we will get a taste of the messianic days- days that herald the perfection that comes with a shift in consciousness and the responsibility that follows it.

Date: Thursday, April 5 – Monday, April 9, 2018

Location: Panamint Valley, near Death Valley, SE California

Cost: Sliding scale starts at $325 per adult, not including pre-festival options.

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Pre-Festival Overnight Wilderness Solo

Tuesday, April 3 — Thursday, April 5, 2018

Solo journeys into the desert are at the core of ancient Judaism. Those who are called will embark on an overnight ceremony supported by the village to pray and fast alone, and recover your ancient wildness.

Everyone is welcome at Wilderness Torah events.

Pluralism

We create diverse, pluralistic, multi-generational community celebrations to reconnect us to the earth-based traditions of Judaism.

We welcome everyone — Jews, people with other faiths and backgrounds, interfaith couples and families, the LGBTQIA community, people of color — anyone who feels called to attend. We strive to offer a range of activities that engage people of all backgrounds and experience levels, and we partner with inclusivity organizations on programming and training. We welcome your feedback!

Passover in the Desert is a rugged wilderness experience. Participants should be comfortable in the outdoors and committed to a shared group experience. Prior camping experience is recommended.

The Sounds of the Desert

Passover in the Desert was featured on NPR in 2014 and 2015. Listen to the recording below and hear the festival come alive with the story and music of the desert.

2014 NPR Feature

  • Listen to Passover in the Desert 2014: A 12-minute NPR feature!

Partners and Sponsors

Jewish Federation of the East Bay
JIMENA
Keshet
Moishe House
OneTable


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