Earth-Based Judaism Series

with Rabbi Zelig Golden
Date & Time
November 6, 2018 - November 20, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Earth-Based Judaism Series with Rabbi Zelig Golden 

In this new three-part series, Rabbi Zelig Golden, Wilderness Torah Founding Director, will be exploring Judaism’s unique relationship to the earth and the ways in which this relationship informs our spiritual practices and traditions. The classes are $15 each or $35 for the entire series and will take place on the first three Tuesdays of November from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Tickets below. The individual class descriptions are as follows:

Remembering Judaism’s Indigenous Soul (November 6th)
Judaism is an earth-based tradition, replete with instructions and practices that guide us to align our lives with nature’s cycles. Join Zelig to explore a wide range of original texts and stories from the field about Judaism’s earth-based roots and how the JOFEE (Jewish Outdoor Food, Farming, and Environmental Education) movement is awakening Judaism’s indigenous soul. Come ready to dive into the world of Jewish rain shamans, sacred fires, vision quests – our ancient paradigm for our aching modern hearts.

Wilderness in the Jewish Mind (November 13th)
Wilderness is the place where most of us find our deepest connections to the Divine, and wilderness is central to the Jewish origin story. Join Zelig on a journey to explore ancient lore about our ancestral relationship to wilderness. Come ready to build your text skills for inspiring and opening the door of the wilderness as a Jewish place for spiritual journeys.

Jewish Cycles, Nature’s Cycles: Rediscovering the Hebrew Calendar (November 20th)
The Hebrew calendar is our ancient nature-connection operating system. Explore how our entire cultural and spiritual system revolves around the rain and why Sukkot was the biggest ancient Jewish party of the year. With primary texts and the Hebrew calendar, join Zelig to uncover the profound relationship between Jewish tradition and Creation’s cycles, and how the Hebrew calendar inherently connects us to nature’s rhythms.

Rabbi Zelig Golden, Wilderness Torah Founding Director 
Zelig expresses his vision for awakening earth-based Judaism by integrating thought leadership, ritual facilitation, and village-based mentorship to support multi-generational community, youth rites of passage, and training for emerging leaders. Zelig earned a Masters in Jewish Studies from the Graduate Theological Union, rabbinic ordination from ALEPH supported by the Wexner Fellowship, and Maggidic ordination by Rabbi Zalman Schacter-Shalomi ztz”l. He lives with his wife Rachel and two kids in rural Occidental, CA near the Bay Area.


Accessibility Notes: This event will be held in our heated, ADA accessible yurt. We have one accessible parking spot in our lot, however please leave time to find street parking if needed, as our lot fills up quickly. FM receivers are available for those hard of hearing. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. If the ticket prices are restrictive for you, please contact