Events, Retreats & Festivals

Our 2024 program lineup & dates will be announced soon.

Kabbalat Shabbat

Welcome Shabbat In Sacred Community. Led by Wilderness Torah and Chochmat HaLev Rabbis and community leaders. Come together for embodied prayer, soulful singing, ecstatic dancing, guided meditation, sharing of ancestral wisdom, and connection in intergenerational community.

Stay tuned for our 2024/5784 year Kabbalat Shabbat program.

High Holidays

  • Welcome the new year through musical Rosh Hashanah services in collaboration with Chochmat Halev
  • Release yourself in a Tashlich Ceremony and Kiddush Picnic at Urban Adamah
  • Taste the sweetness of entering a new cycle of time through an intimate Simanim Seder and Havdalah Ritual at Chochmat Halev
  • Cleanse your soul during our overnight Yom Kippur Retreat at Green Valley Farm

Stay tuned for our 2024/5785 year program.

Sukkot In-Gathering Festival

Wilderness Torah invites you to co-create our multigenerational village for the celebration of the Sukkot harvest festival. Join us for a three-night campout at a gorgeous regenerative farm in Sonoma County, California. We will give thanks for the abundance from the land and pray for the return of the rains.

Stay tuned for our 2024/5785 year program.

Passover in the Desert

Passover in the Desert is a five-day gathering in the Southern California desert wilderness, celebrating freedom and awakening. We create a rustic village where we immerse ourselves in the Exodus experience. Divided into small tribes (intimate groups led by experienced guides), we co-create the physical village, the spirit of community, with meaningful Shabbat and Passover ritual.

Passover in the Desert is paused for the year 2024/5784.

Tu B’Shvat in the Forest

In the tradition of the Kabbalists (16th century mystics of Tsfat, Israel), we gather in the morning in the forest to create an experiential Tu B’Shvat seder (ceremony) that connects us to the trees and the elements and takes us on a journey from the physical world to the spiritual world. We delight in p’ri ha-etz (the fruit of the trees) and celebrate the season together through the five senses, song, meditation, and Tu B’Shvat teachings. In the afternoon, we host a variety of fun, informative, and inspired Tu B’Shvat offerings.

Tu B’shvat in the Forest is paused for the year 2024/5784.

Testimonials

I have attended two of Wilderness Torah’s events. They have been transformative and have brought me closer to my culture, my community, and myself. They are an organization on the leading edge of making the connection between the role of religion, culture, and sustainability.
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