East Bay

Wilderness Torah

2222 Harold Way, Suite CW508 Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 926-4648 [email protected] www.wildernesstorah.org
Founding director Zelig Golden
Managing director Simcha Schwartz

Reconnects Jewish traditions to nature. Since 2007, more than 8,000 participants have experienced this innovative, nature-based approach to Jewish community and education. Offers multigenerational holiday retreats, such as Passover in the Desert near Death Valley; meaningful year-round youth education for ages 5-17, including Sunday School in the Woods; a two-year b’nai mitzvah program and a teen mentorship program; young adult leadership training; and custom programs for Jewish institutions across the Bay Area.

Debuted a national training institute in 2016 to impart Wilderness Torah’s Earth-based Judaism and nature-mentorship model. In 2016, for the fifth year in a row, named one of the most innovative Jewish organizations in the nation by Slingshot Fund.