Build The Resilience to Thrive
BaMidbar Supports Mental Health and Wellness in the Jewish Community
We know that young people are struggling with mental health. We also know that they exhibit incredible resilience and potential. BaMidbar was born from the Jewish camping movement and founded on the power of experiential education and the belief that Jewish tradition provides tremendous opportunities for growth and self-discovery.
We combine the wisdom, strength, and support inherent in Jewish tradition, with a clinically sophisticated, evidence-based model. By doing so, BaMidbar provides the framework for Jewish teens and young adults to navigate life’s challenges, find their voice and agency, rediscover their capacity for a brighter tomorrow.
BaMidbar was founded in 2016 as a program of Ramah in the Rockies, and became an independent 501(c)3 in 2021. In the six years since its founding, BaMidbar has seen young people experience immense personal transformation through adventure-based therapy, professionals gain skills and confidence to better support the young people they serve, and Jewish communities increase dialogue and decrease stigma around mental health.
Through joyful, Jewish mental health education, professional development, and therapy BaMidbar encourages participants to redefine how they view themselves, reevaluate their capabilities, and rediscover their vision for a brighter tomorrow.
BaMidbar addresses mental health and wellness in the Jewish community through a three-pronged approach. We focus on community education, professional development, and adventure-based therapy.
Challenge yourself, build resilience, and explore mental health through a Jewish lens. Community education programs take a joyful, Jewish approach to mental health education for teens, young adults, caregivers, and the broader Jewish community.
Empowering Jewish professionals with knowledge, skills, and confidence to support whole-health wellness in the populations you serve. Professional development programs focus on mental health literacy, experiential education, and Jewish learning through a wellness lens.
Adventure therapy is an experiential and activity-based approach to mental health treatment. While adventure therapy often takes place outside of the typical office setting, evidence-based psychological frameworks are integrated into the experiential environment.