Daniel completed a degree in Nature & Culture at UC Davis and was incredibly blessed to study deep nature connection with Weaving Earth for two years. The Baal Shem Tov, the ancient Hebrew poets, and his grandmother Pauline are all huge inspirations in Daniel’s Jewish learning adventure. In addition to B’naiture, Daniel directs a forest kindergarten class in the Oakland hills and lives/creates at Canticle Farm — a multi-racial and interfaith community in Fruitvale.
Rebecca holds a BA in Studio Art from Wesleyan University. She currently resides in the east bay, where she also teaches mindfulness and yoga in Richmond public schools and makes art in her home studio.
Cedar’s creative and professional work dances at the intersection of art, spirituality, ancestors and social change. In addition to their work with B’Naiture, Cedar teaches Hebrew at a local synagogue, works as a Digital Storyteller with their company Sacred Witness Media, creates and performs liturgical and loop music, and studies movement-based expressive art therapy with Tamalpa Institute. Cedar is beyond thrilled to be supporting B’Naiture’s teens as a mentor and looks forward to continuing to weave our community with song, story, wilderness skills and earth-based Jewish wisdom!
Deep nature connection, rites of passage, community building, and expressive arts all led John to work with youth in refugee crises from rural Guatemala to the edge of the Syrian Civil War, and to the inner cities of the Bay Area.
John gives deep bows to his many lineages: Wilderness Torah, Weaving Earth, Stephen Jenkinson, The Tamera Peace Project, Gigi Coyle (School of Lost Borders), the Tamalpa Insititute, and Walking Water. He co-founded the Re/Culture Collective in 2016, which is dedicated to telling stories of the regenerative culture. Read more about John’s work here.
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