Shomrim (“Guardians”) is an immersive year-long Bay Area Jewish teen leadership program where teens immerse in wilderness, gain life skills, build peer community, and learn Jewish values that guide them through life. Teens learn important life lessons that deepen their confidence in taking on new responsibilities to care for themselves and others.
With wholeness as the primary goal, Shomrim supports healthy teen development, which supports well-being and ability to navigate life challenges.
- A 3-day backpacking trip at the beginning of the year-long program.
- Monthly fire circles where teens will gather with mentors to explore seasonal Jewish teachings and learn valuable skills based on the Hebrew month, holidays, and Torah stories.
- Peer group community building that draws upon Jewish wisdom traditions to ground our experience and bring attention toward the awe inspiring world we live in.
- A week-long backpacking trip in the High Sierra mountain wilderness at the end of the year-long program!