Bar and Bat (Bnai) Mitzvah
"Master of the universe, grant me the ability to be alone.
May it be my custom to go outdoors each day among the trees and grass, among all growing things.
May I express everything that is in my heart, and may all the foliage of the field, all grasses, trees, and plants, awake at my coming,to send the powers of their life into the words of my prayer."
Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav
Before You are Called to the Torah, Hear the Call of the Wild!
We believe the Bar/Bat Mitzvah experience is more then reading from the Torah and having a party. The spiritual aspect of the ceremony is of tremendous importance and deserves contemplation and action. Our journeys incorporate physical and intellectual challenges with spiritual discovery. Through activities such as reading from the Torah after a long, hard hike to the top of a mountain, cooking Shabbat dinner over a campfire and learning to make cordage like Yocheved, nature can help B’nai Mitzvot develop spiritual insights while exploring their physical and religious worlds. This is the most unique experience for a B’nai Mitzvah and will be remembered for the rest of his or her life.
We will help you navigate the whole Bnai Mitzvah experience, from learning Hebrew and how to create and navigate the service, to the parties, gifts and even how to stay connected to Jewish life after the Bnai Mitzvah in a meaningful context. We can arrange tutoring sessions over the computer (via Skype) and meet periodically to develop a personal connection with the Bnai Mitzvah student.
Contact us for more information.
Thank you so much for an amazing trip. It was everything I had hoped it would be and then some.
You developed a great rapport with Sam, which is the important thing. He was really open to learning from you. You gave him a perspective on responsibility to himself, his people, and his environment that he simply could not obtain any place else and, I dare say, from anyone else.
Also, you helped me to give Sam the most special Bar Mitzvah gift imaginable. I think he will remember and cherish it for many years to come.
For that and so much more, I am deeply appreciative. Thank you,
Shana Tova and Shabbat Shalom,
-Ben F., New York, NY