Participants and workshop leaders gather around the campfire in Berkeley at a June 5 Wilderness Torah workshop for parents. (Photo/Dan Pine)

Wilderness Torah expands as adherents age into parenthood

Nature Deficit Disorder. It’s a thing. And Berkeley-based Wilderness Torah wants to teach Jewish parents the antidote: Send the kids outdoors. Since its inception 10 years ago, Wilderness Torah has promoted what it calls “Earth-based Judaism,” drawing on Jewish texts and traditions to foster a reverence for nature. Appealing in large part to young adults,…
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