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Wilderness Torah’s mission is to awaken and celebrate the earth-based traditions of Judaism to nourish the connections between self, community, earth and Spirit.
We went both routes with our two kids-one organized and traditionally based and the other through a wonderful rite of passage program called Wilderness Torah in combination with an 'indie B'nei Mitzvah'. As a family, we preferred the Wilderness Torah experience as it let us learn about earth-based Judaism and for our kiddo, it has led to a deep and clear nature based identity as a person in the young adult Jewish community. I would strongly encourage you to check out www.wildernesstorah.org. There are several local folks who perform independent bar and bat mitzvahs as well.