Shabbat with a community of fathers and Bar Mitzvah age sons
the Challenges of Jewish Manhood
with Family and New Friends
Your Bar Mitzvah an Unforgettable Family Experience!
Who should attend?
and their Bar Mitzvah age sons
by the Men of Reform Judaism (MRJ), the program is open to the fathers
(biological or otherwise) and their sons from any Reform congregation.
When: July 15-22, 2012 (program begins Sunday
evening and concludes mid-morning the following Sunday)
Program Cost: $2995* for each father/son pair includes
nights of Accommodations on the campus of the Teton Science School
located at the foot of the Grant Tetons;
Park entry fees ;
Teton Science Schools instruction and TorahTrek guidance;
trip Shuttle Service from Airport (Jackson Hole) to Teton Science Schools Campus;
afternoon/week-night, participants will have free time and the opportunity to
sample the night-life in Jackson, Wyoming, famous for its many art and
photography galleries and fine dining; (Dinner at participants’ expense).
is additional - Nearest airport: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Members of an MRJ affiliated brotherhood can apply for a $200 credit)
Much more than a
vacation, the program is designed to positively impact family life at home and
enhance the Bar Mitzvah experience.
Through Jewish living, values-oriented nature education, outdoor skills
training and practicing tikkun olam
with a service project, participants are challenged to grow as Jewish boys and
men. The special moments in Wyoming,
shared with his father, become unique, unforgettable memories in the life of a
boy becoming a Bar Mitzvah!
Expand Your Bar Mitzvah Experience with a Unique Father - Son Adventure!
This retreat is intended to provide a small
group experience and is limited to only 15 pairs of fathers and sons.
Registration is on a first come-first served basis.
- After the
maximum number of pairs is reached, interested participants will be kept on a
- At the time of registration, a non-refundable
deposit of $500 is required to hold your reservation;
- Final payment is due by March 31 and is non
refundable after May 1st.
- After May 1st, a refund is only
provided your spot is filled by participants on the waiting list.
Register: Click Adobe PDF Format, Word Document Format or online form
Your TorahTrek Guides
Rabbi Mike Comins is the founder of
TorahTrek – the Center for Jewish Wilderness (www.TorahTrek.org) and the author
of A Wild Faith: Jewish Ways into
Wilderness, Wilderness Ways into Judaism (Jewish Lights Publishing; www.AWildFaith.com) and Making Prayer Real: Leading Jewish Spiritual Voices on
Why Prayer is Difficult and What to Do about It (Jewish Lights Publishing; www.MakingPrayerReal.com). A Los Angeles native—former SCFTY advisor as
well as Rosh Eidah at URJ Camps Newman and Swig—Mike Comins brings a unique combination
of experience and skills to the field he is pioneering: Jewish wilderness
Josh Lake is the founder of Outdoor Jewish Adventures (outdoorjewishadventures.com). Josh’s
education includes a Master’s Degree in Jewish Education from the Jewish
Theological Seminary, completion of the Informal Jewish Education seminar at
Brandies University, Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Certification from the
National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), and many years of hiking and outdoor
experiences. Josh has spent the last 14 years leading Jewish outdoor
excursions across the United States, Canada, Israel, England and even the wilds
of New York City and Los Angeles. Josh’s passions are outdoor education and
connecting people to spiritual and soulful experiences through outdoor