a group of people gather around a torah scroll under a lark sukkah
Sukkot on the Farm is one of Wilderness Torah's signature programs. (Photo/David A.M. Wilensky)

Palo Alto JCC partners with Wilderness Torah on early childhood education

The Palo Alto-based Oshman Family JCC has announced that it is partnering with Wilderness Torah to launch a satellite program for elementary school students on the Peninsula.

A six-session pilot program of B’Hootz (Hebrew for “outside”) kicks off this month for children in grades 1 to 4. Three-hour sessions are held on Sunday mornings in the Peninsula hills. In the fall, the program will expand to include students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Wilderness Torah is a Berkeley-based organization that aims to build earth-based Jewish spirituality via community building and youth programming. The organization offers, educational programs and leadership training for young adults. The group’s signature programs are its holiday retreats, such as Sukkot on the Farm.

Cost is $450. For more information, contact Marla Goldman at (650) 223-8631 or [email protected].