ADULT PROGRAMS

Our day trips will build Jewish community through hiking and adventuring together. On breaks we will study Jewish environmental texts and take some time to study the weekly Torah portion and/or learn Jewish/wilderness mindfulness practices depending on the interests of the group. Hikes, canoeing and kaying trips, or paddleboarding days will conclude with havdalah and the opportunity to join for a celebratory meal together.

Camping retreats are the perfect opportunity to unplug and immerse yourself in Jewish spiritual and wilderness practice. Our weekend retreats take place in relationship to Jewish holidays such as Shavuot, the month of Elul, and the new moon. They offer opportunity for deep Jewish learning, enhancing our mindfulness practice, connection to the rhythms of our natural world, and creating community. Check our events page for upcoming events!

Shabbat and Holidays

At Makor we love celebrating together in the outdoors—whether that be on a farm overlooking Muir Beach, camping at Point Reyes, or kayaking on Tomales Bay. Whether this is your first time celebrating Jewish holidays or you’re just looking for new ways to invigorate your spiritual life we welcome participants of all backgrounds.

Shabbat Adventure Dinners

Join us for a family-style feast in the wilderness. We’ll hike out to an amazing location, set-up camp, gather around the fire, enjoy delicious food, celebrate shabbat, and stay up late singing and talking with s’mores and hot drinks. Stay-tuned for our chef-delivered menu!

Wilderness Spirituality and Mindfulness Course

We gather monthly to explore Jewish mindfulness practice as we hike Mt. Tam, kayak on Tamales Bay, or stroll on the beach in Pt. Reyes. Through this experiential monthly workshop we will uncover together the connection between Jewish wisdom teachings on mindfulness and meditation, chant practice, and honoring the beauty of our natural environment.

Retreats

Camping retreats are the perfect opportunity to unplug and immerse yourself in Jewish spiritual and wilderness practice. Our weekend retreats take place in relationship to Jewish holidays such as Shavuot, the month of Elul, and the new moon. They offer opportunity for deep Jewish learning, enhancing our mindfulness practice, connection to the rhythms of our natural world, and creating community.