Wilderness Torah creates a pluralistic community platform where participants of the range of religious observance can participate. We support the observance of Jewish law, such as Shabbat and Kashrut (Jewish dietary laws), and support our diverse community with options for religious observance. For example, during morning Shabbat services, we simultaneously offer a musical service, a traditional egalitarian Minyan, and a group prayer walk.
All programming is optional and we hope you’ll experiment, as our prayer options can be very creative and powerful. We aim to support the diversity of individual religious practice. While some will choose to use flashlights and cameras on Shabbat, others will choose to refrain according to their Shabbat practice. We invite you to come with an open mind, a willing heart, and the permission to openly share your needs. We ask all participants to respect differing observance levels and get curious about differences you perceive.
Go ahead, ask! Building pluralistic community poses challenges that can become profound learning opportunities.