Registration Now Open for the
East Bay Spring Cohort!

January 13 – May 5, 2019

Our Next Family-Friendly Info Session is on Thursday, November 15 From 6–7:30pm in the East Bay




Bringing Judaism’s Earth-Based Rhythms and Teachings to Life Through the Seasons

Age 4 (if turning 5 by May 2019) through 5th Grade

B’hootz integrates caring mentorship and nature-based exploration with Jewish spirituality, tradition, and wisdom. B’hootz is centered around a strong value of inclusivity – we welcome families from diverse backgrounds and with varying relationships to Jewish tradition. Enrollment for the fall season has closed, and now you may enroll your children to join for the spring cohort which begins January 13.

DATES: New Spring Cohort Option: January 2019 – June 2019 (8 Sundays)


  • East Bay B’hootz: Roberts Regional Park, Oakland


  • East Bay Shoreshim (grades TK-2): 10am-1pm; East Bay Etzim (grades 3-5) 10am-2pm

REGISTRATION: We are now open for Spring Cohort Registration which will begin on Sunday, January 13, 2019. Registration for the Spring Cohort will close on Monday, December 3, 2018.



B’hootz Info Session

Join us at our upcoming family-friendly learning and information session!
Thursday November 15, 6:00 - 7:30 pm (Topic: Hannukah)


Experience and learn about Jewish Tradition in the forest!

Your child may begin their journey in B’hootz at any point, grades TK-5.

Shoreshim: Roots, grades TK–2

Nourish the roots of Jewish nature connection.

Shoreshim celebrate the wonders of creation and engage Jewish tradition through hands-on learning. Join to grow comfort and ease in the outdoors and experience the vitality of Jewish wisdom through Torah storytelling, imaginative play, nature connection activities, and adventure.

Etzim: Trees, grades 3–5

Grow the branches and leaves of Jewish nature connection.

Etzim bring Jewish concepts to life by connecting to their minds, hearts, bodies and Jewish identities through adventure and challenge. Cultivate hands-on skills like fire making, wild food processing, basketry, and whittling, and deepen relationship to the forest by developing tracking and nature connection skills.

Parent Program

Make B’hootz a family experience and build Jewish community outdoors!

Join our parent program and connect to your child’s B’hootz journey! We invite parents to join at several points throughout the season, including two full-days of programming in the fall and spring.

Follow the links below for more details on what to expect in B’hootz!


I love watching the kids run into the redwood forest with independence and excitement. Now [my daughter] loves the redwoods and sees a profound connection to them as a young Jewish girl!
B'hootz Parent