Now in two locations — East Bay & Peninsula!
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Bringing Judaism’s Earth-Based Rhythms and Teachings to Life Through the Seasons
Kindergarten through 5th Grade
B’hootz integrates caring mentorship and nature-based exploration with Jewish spirituality, tradition, and wisdom. Children enroll for the full school year. For any denomination or observance level!
DATES: October 2018 – June 2019 (15 Sundays)
- East Bay B’hootz: Roberts Regional Park, Oakland
- Peninsula B’hootz: Hidden Villa, Los Altos Hills
- East Bay Shoreshim (grades K—2): 10 am — 1pm; Etzim (grades 3—5) 10 am — 2 pm
- Peninsula Shoreshim & Etzim (grades K—5): 10 am — 1 pm
REGISTRATION: Registration for 2018–2019 youth programs is now open!
B’hootz and B’naiture Info Sessions
Join us at one of our family-friendly learning and information sessions!REGISTER
Upcoming date & theme for East Bay: August 21 (Topic: Elul)
Upcoming date & theme for Peninsula: August 28 (Topic: Elul)
The Peninsula B’hootz program is made possible in part by a grant from the Leslie Family Foundation.
Experience and learn about Jewish Tradition in the forest!
Your child may begin their journey in B’hootz at any point, grades K-5.
Shoreshim: Roots, grades K–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.
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!