Disconnection from the natural world and the village experience is at the root of many of our personal, political and climate conflicts we face today. We believe that reconnecting people deeply to themselves, community, earth, and Spirit creates strong, rooted and resilient changemakers who can shift our culture.
INCREDIBLE MATCH OPPORTUNITY
We are growing and need your support! In the next five years, our vision is to expand our award-winning programming and presence throughout the Bay Area and beyond.
To support this expansion, we’ve received an amazing challenge grant: every NEW or INCREASED gift that you give qualifies for a match!
Accelerate your impact: donate now!
What do we do?
Wilderness Torah brings transformative, healing experiences to thousands of people yearly, reconnecting them to spirituality and community through immersive programs:
- We revolutionize Jewish education through mentorship-based outdoor programs
- Recreate the ancient village through multigenerational holiday retreats
- Empower young adults to create their own Jewish life through our Lev leadership program
- and influence national Jewish life through our teaching and training.
Wilderness Torah is changing lives, including mine:
“Judaism is alive and vibrant outside the shul walls with Wilderness Torah. The power of coming together in community. On Sunday mornings, while my son is exploring nature in B'hootz, I take the time to connect with myself, my fellow parents, and Hashem under the giant Redwood trees. I go home feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. - me :) Leah Katz Ahmadi
“On my Wilderness Encounter in the desert, I received a message: observe nature. Whether the words came from the creosote bushes that dot this landscape, or God, or my better self inside of me, doesn't matter. Within nature are lessons about life, both as individuals, families, and community level. Within nature are the metaphors I need to to write. Within nature are the answers we need to protect the sacred in our world.” —Passover in the Desert participant
Your gift makes a difference!
$36 pays for catered, organic and kosher food for one retreat meal
$108 covers a full day of programming for a retreat participant
$250 will fund 1 discount for a low-income family for our K-5 school year program
$500 covers 1 work/trade scholarship for a young adult to a festival
$1000 underwrites the participation of 1 young adult in our 3-month young adult leadership program
$5000 funds the concurrent parent program that runs alongside our youth programs
**$1k+ Donors!** Could you kindly donate either via our website or send a check instead? Crowdrise charges 8%, so we’d like to only have smaller donations funnel through here. However, YOUR GIFT WILL STILL COUNT TOWARDS CROWDRISE AND BE CREDITED HERE!
Thank you in advance for your support.