Shavuot on the Mountain

Wilderness Torah, with Hazon and Chochmat HaLev, invite you to gather with community for Shavuot on the Mountain - an overnight camping trip and celebration on the sacred Mt. Tamalpais. Join us for a night of study, ceremony, and celebration!

We welcome everyone to this event! Whether you are a practicing Jew or new to the faith, please join us to learn about, and go deeply into, the holiday of Shavuot!

Shavuot, the second of our holy pilgrimage festivals, is the celebration of Revelation – when we received the wisdom of our tradition while upon the great mountain of Mount Sinai. Shavuot also marks the spring harvest - Bikkurim, the harvest of the first fruits - when we can celebrate the season and share the spiritual fruits we have harvested since our Passover liberation. In this festival, we again make a pilgrimage to a mountain, to touch into the deep energy of this time, and to share our wisdom with each other. We will commemorate the revelation with an all-night gathering co-created by our community on the mountainside in the redwood forest!
We will prepare food and eat together, go to workshops ranging from silent night hikes and text study to yoga and late-night cooking, and pray and meditate together. Cap off the experience with an optional hike to the summit of Mt. Tam on Friday. Join Wilderness Torah to connect with the earth, community, Spirit and yourself as we celebrate this awesome moment in the Jewish year.

When: Thursday, May 28th - 5:30 PM - Friday, May 29th, 12 noon. You may arrive on Thursday as early as 2 PM for hiking in the area, and you can stay at the campsite as late as 12 noon on Friday the 29th. We will also be hiking to the summit of Mt. Tam at noon on Friday (7 miles round-trip).

Who: You, your friends, your children, your parents

Where: Alice Eastwood Group Campground in Mt. Tamalpais State Park (see our site for directions). The campground has excellent facilities, including bathrooms, shelters, and access to many hiking trails. You must bring your own tent (if you intend to sleep).

What's included: Dinner, breakfast, hot drinks all night, snacks, a myriad of study offerings, services, and camping space provided. You need only bring personal gear and do a fun volunteer shift either beforehand or on site. Food will be kosher-style, vegetarian (and organic, local and sustainable whenever possible).

Youth: There will be kids' programming until 10 PM and teen programming until midnight. All youth must be accompanied by an adult.

We invite you to propose a Shavuot Offering! If you'd like to offer something, please read about how to propose a teaching.

$50 for adults
$18 for children aged 13-17
$10 for children aged 6-12
Free for children under 5
Please contact us if you need a scholarship at wildernesstorah@gmail.com. No one will be turned away lack of funds.

Buy your tickets by Monday, May 18th:

Mt. Tamalpais
Photo by Stacy Geiken

This event is co-sponsored by Hazon (www.hazon.org) and Chochmat HaLev (www.chochmat.org).

Wilderness Torah is supported by Upstart Bay Area www.upstartbayarea.org.

And thank you to Naomi Robinson for this awesome website!