In our 1st 10 years, we’ve:
- Served 12,000 people from 28 states and 8 countries
- Expanded programs from annual outdoor holiday festivals to year-round, outdoor K-12 Jewish education, Kabbalat Shabbat and High Holidays, and international training
- Trained more than 150 young adults in our community-building model and 100 Jewish educators across the globe in our Jewish education methods
- Won regional and national awards for Jewish education and innovation
- Reconnected thousands to Jewish life, with more than 90% more excited about Judaism than before
In our next 10 years, we will:
- Double down on serving the local Bay Area community with a full slate of new programming, especially for young adults
- Get a permanent land base in Northern California for retreats and immersive programs for people from all over!
- Deepen teen programs with post-B’nai Mitzvah rite-of-passage work
- Continue to build the national JOFEE field and spread wisdom of earth-based Judaism internationally
Wilderness Torah has won numerous regional and national awards for our innovative approach to Jewish education and community-building. Here’s how we make a difference:
Fund-an-Opportunity: Pick Your Project!
We are fundraising for four specific projects. Pick one or give general support - wherever it's needed most! (You'll need to indicate in a note on your donation form)
1. Young Adult Scholarship Fund
Empower young adults (ages 21—39) to take Jewish life into their own hands: Fund 50 work-trade scholarships to our festivals. $400/each ($20,000 total)
2. B’hootz Scholarship Fund
Revolutionize Jewish youth education: Underwrite 20 B’hootz scholarships for kids in grades K–5 in the East Bay and Peninsula. $300/each ($6,000 total)
3. B’nai Mitzvah Camping Trips
Support truly transformational B’nai Mitzvah rites of passage: Fund 30 pre-teens on their 3-night winter 2017 camping trip. $300/each ($9,000)
4. 3-Month Leadership Training
Train others in innovative community-building and Jewish peer leadership: $24,000 underwrites 2 cohorts of 12 young adults in our Lev leadership program. $1,000/participant ($24,000)
5. General Support
Apply wherever funds are needed most!
This work would not be possible without YOU, in a community of support. Please consider making a donation today!