Wilderness Torah awakens and celebrates
the earth-based traditions of Judaism
to nourish the connections between
self, community, earth, and Spirit
|Support Our Spring Fundraising Drive|
Tuesday, April 29 | 7:00–8:00 pm
JCC of the East Bay
1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley
Monday, May 12 | 7:00–8:00 pm
Private home in Berkeley
(Address shared upon signup)
Thursday, April 17 to Monday, April 21, 2014
Pre-Festival Ceremony Options (Vision Quest + Seders) | April 14–17
Panamint Valley, near Death Valley, SE California
Step into your Exodus experience and discover transformation and liberation with the expansive desert as your guide.
For the first time, Wilderness Torah offers Pre-Festival options to support deep nature connection, freedom in the desert wilderness, and opportunities to honor Passover in a deeply embodied way.
Seeds of Opportunity
A National Study of Immersive Jewish Outdoor,
Food & Environmental Education (JOFEE)
Hazon and six Jewish funders collaborated to produce the first-ever national survey on Jewish Outdoor, Food, and Environmental Education (JOFEE) programs and experiences. The findings of the report, “Seeds of Opportunity,” are extraordinary!
In a time of weakening Jewish identity and engagement nationally, JOFEE organizations have organically emerged over the last ten years, are engaging thousands of people across the country, and are having tremendous impact on people’s connection to Judaism. For example, Managing Director Nancy Shaw shares how JOFEE reconnected her to Judaism.
Wilderness Torah is proud to be a part of the JOFEE community. We thank Hazon and the funders for this important contribution to the understanding of our field and our collective impact.
Jon Young’s Keynote at Sukkot on the Farm
Listen to Jon’s keynote conversation with Zelig Golden, Rachel Ruach, and the Sukkot on the Farm community.
Wilderness Torah has been named one of the nation’s 50 most innovative Jewish nonprofits in SLINGSHOT 13|14, the 9th annual resource guide for Jewish innovation.
Slingshot organizations grapple with concerns in Jewish life such as identity, community, social justice and tradition, each with different missions, perspectives and strategies. Readers use Slingshot to identify the most inspiring and trailblazing organizations, projects, and programs in the North American Jewish community today.
Our inclusion in SLINGSHOT 13|14 is a strong validation for the work Wilderness Torah is doing. This honor exposes us to a vibrant funding community, a valuable vehicle as we work to grow our capacity and take our programming to the next level.