Wilderness Torah Shmita Slowdown
Shmita Slowdown: A Year of Rest, Renewal, & Transformation
  from Berkeley
, California


Wilderness Torah is taking this Shmita year to take stock, clarify our purpose, and plan for building the Center for Earth-Based Judaism. Wilderness Torah will let go of our 5782 community programs, including Tu B’shvat in the Redwoods, Passover in the Desert, and Shavuot holiday programming.


To prepare for the next seven-year cycle as a stronger, more unified, more just and regenerative Wilderness Torah! We will focus on four areas:

1) Designing the long-envisioned Center for Earth-Based Judaism (CEBJ), in partnership with Camp Newman, in Sonoma County, CA

2) Deeply cultivating a more equitable and just organizational culture that embodies its core values

3) Unpacking Wilderness Torah’s cultural dynamics, while learning approaches to becoming a more just, equitable, diverse and inclusive non-profit organization and community

4) Engaging in a strategic planning process to help integrate our achievements and lessons learned from the past 14 years.

How you can help:

We encourage people to participate in the design charrette process for the CEBJ, engage in our Shmita Slowdown Series (live online conversations featuring guest speakers exploring Shmita), and donate to support our work reconnecting our relationship to nature and Judaism.

Learn more at wildernesstorah.org/shmita-slowdown.