Kabbalat Shabbat at Urban Adamah
Shabbat Teachings

Wilderness Torah Shabbat

Every seven days we are instructed to observe Shabbat from sundown to sundown. Wilderness Torah Shabbat celebrations create a big tent filled with people from all kinds of religious and cultural backgrounds, bound together by a connection to nature. In all of our shabbat gatherings we will honor this day of rest with music, song, dancing, dynamic prayer, wisdom teachings, and meditation.

We are committed to egalitarianism and the total inclusion of all people. And all are welcome.

Below are two ways to celebrate Shabbat with Wilderness Torah: Kabbalat Shabbat at Urban Adamah and NEW overnight Shabbatons.

Wilderness Torah Kabbalat Shabbat at Urban Adamah

2018 Dates: January 12, March 23, May 25, September 7
Location: Urban Adamah
Cost: Donation-based and open to the public — please register below
Schedule: 6:30 pm — Kabbalat Shabbat service
8 pm — Community vegetarian potluck

Join Wilderness Torah for Friday Night Kabbalat Shabbat collective services with Urban Adamah. Revel in the lights, clear your mind, and celebrate Shabbat with musical services.

Facilitated by Rabbi Zelig Golden, Wilderness Torah’s Musical Director Mikey Paulker, Urban Adamah leaders, and a collaborative circle of musicians, we will sit in circle together to lift our spirits. A community vegetarian potluck will immediately follow the service.

Reduce Waste – Bring Reusable Dishware
We encourage community members to bring their own reusable dishware to use at potlucks on the farm.


This event is donation-based and open to the public, but please register in advance and bring a canned good or make a $2 donation to the Urban Adamah food bank when you arrive.

Urban Adamah’s campus is fully compliant with ADA guidelines. All program spaces are wheelchair accessible. See more about their accessibility here.


NEW this year!

We will be offering overnight shabbatons this year in the North Bay. This will be a chance for the community to camp overnight and celebrate the full day of shabbat together from sundown to sundown. We will honor the day from welcoming her in with Kabbalat Shabbat until the closing with Havdallah.

Summer Shabbaton:
June 15-16
Fall Shabbaton: November 9-10

Shabbat Teachings

Listen to Rabbi Zelig Golden’s Dvar Torah (teaching) from Kabbalat Shabbat, recorded January 12, 2018 at Urban Adamah, Berkeley, California. For more Teachings, view the full list.