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From Strength to Strength: Wilderness Torah Growing in 5776!

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Hi -

Over the last four years, Wilderness Torah has been one of the core organizations to support my physical and spiritual rejuvenation, Jewish expression, connection with community, and engagement with the Earth. Three years ago, I started working for Wilderness Torah and have grown into a position as registrar where I get to touch each of the 2,000 participants we serve each year.

Perhaps you have had a similar experience, engaging with spirit in nature, with program participants, or in some other way that gets your energies flowing and makes you feel good inside.

To continue this holy service and keep programs affordable — especially for young adults, lower-income families, and elders — Wilderness Torah needs to raise $60,000 by the end of the year. Fundraising accounts for two-thirds of our budget.

Through this Crowdrise campaign passionate staff, board, and community members are trying to raise $10,000 from new and long-time supporters, including you!

Will you consider a year-end contribution to Wilderness Torah to help me reach my personal goal of $1,800? Please give a donation today to support this important work.


- Ben


About Wilderness Torah: Wilderness Torah believes that the ancient roots of Judaism hold wisdom for our modern, disconnected world. We create inclusive Jewish experiences that reconnect Jewish ritual to the land and powerfully reconnect people across a wide spectrum to Judaism.

Programs include multi-generational holiday retreats in nature; ground-breaking K–12 outdoor Jewish education; and starting in 2016, a national training institute to bring our innovative models to communities worldwide.

Organizational Growth: Since 2007, Wilderness Torah has grown incredibly, now serving 2,000 people a year. Slingshot Fund has named us one of the nation's most innovative Jewish nonprofits four years in a row (2011–2015).

Demand is skyrocketing! Every program is selling out; communities across the Bay Area, the U.S., and around the world ask for programming; and participants hail from 28 states and 7 countries.


To This Fundraiser


  • Donald H. Rosenthal



6% Raised of $1,800 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $22,236 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Zelig Golden

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114% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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Shira Weissman

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108% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Sam Goldman

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105% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Jim Gilbert

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109% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Leah Katz Ahmadi

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97% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Terry Cumes

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77% Raised of $1,800 Goal

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Suzannah Sosman

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152% Raised of $500 Goal

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Jon Mitchell

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62% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Donald H. Rosenthal

Donald H. Rosenthal


3 years ago