300 of You Joined Us for Our 7th Annual
Sukkot on the Farm
Featuring tracker–mentor–author Jon Young
and the Tevat Teva Jewgrass band!
Thursday, September 19 to Sunday, September 22, 2013
Green Oaks Creek Farm, Pescadero, CA
Celebrate the Harvest • Honor the Waters • Sleep Under the Stars
Check out photos and stay tuned for info about next year’s festival!
Thank you for gathering in multigenerational community for the seventh annual Sukkot on the Farm Festival—a three-night campout and celebration of the fall harvest at Green Oaks Creek Farm & Retreat in Pescadero, CA.
Our village was full of farm-fresh organic food, Shabbat and Sukkot celebration, bonfires, music, learning, kids’ activities, meditation, movement, and more!
We reawakened the Water Festival, Simchat Beit Hashoevah, where we honored and called in the waters for the coming year (successfully!) and danced and celebrated with live music on Saturday night!
Come work before, during, or after the festival in a number of areas for a discounted ticket. Applications for Avodah will be accepted until Tuesday, September 10, or until all slots have been filled.
If you’d like to stay in a room instead of camping, we will reserve a block of rooms at the beautiful nearby Costa Noa eco-resort. There are other local indoor accommodations as well. Let us know if you are interested!
We are really excited about celebrating chag this year in advance of the festival. Wednesday, September 18, is the first night of Sukkot, and all are welcome to join us on the farm before the festival begins for informal camping during the chag. All of the main festival structures will be set up by Wednesday evening and we will be putting the finishing touches on everything on Thursday before the festival begins. We will be observing the chag by transferring flame, making Kiddush, and other ritual observances each day.
Wilderness Torah events are community-created experiences. We invite you to propose a Sukkot Offering! If you’d like to offer a teaching, from pickling or drumming to text study or yoga, complete an offering proposal!
Thanks to Our Donors
We are so grateful to the donors who are supporting Wilderness Torah and providing their products to this year’s Sukkot on the Farm. In keeping with the Jewish tradition of knowing the source of our food, we want to acknowledge some of the folks who will be nourishing us!
We also appreciate the sponsorship of our partners, who nourish our intellect with their wisdom.
Everyone is welcome at Wilderness Torah events. We create pluralistic, multi-generational community celebrations to reconnect us to the earth-based traditions of Judaism. We welcome Jews, non-Jews, interfaith couples, the GLBTQ community, and people of color. We do our best to offer a range of activities so that people of all backgrounds and experience levels can plug in.
Participants should be comfortable in the outdoors and committed to a shared group experience. Prior camping experience is recommended.
Please join us to learn about and celebrate the holiday of Passover! Visit our FAQs for answers to more questions, including Chag Observance.