Shana Tova! As we prepare for the Days of Awe, days of deep introspection and self-reflection, we face a challenging task. Despite the challenges we face, last week’s Torah portion reminds us that we can do it; we are capable. From all of us here BaMidbar, we are wishing you the opportunity to internalize the Torah’s words, Continue Reading »
Our Path Moving Forward In early March, BaMidbar hosted its first Experiential Educator Course, attended by Jewish community professionals looking to expand their mental health literacy and explore facilitation through the lens of social and emotional growth experiences. The program was a huge success, and opened our eyes to the impact we can have supporting Jewish Continue Reading »
Join Us for Upcoming Programming From Zoom Fatigue to Digital Simcha Image: “How to use experiential education principles in online facilitation“ As we settle into a world of virtual interaction, video conferencing, and Zoom fatigue, professionals are struggling with creative and engaging online facilitation. This two-session course will explore how we translate experiential education principles into online facilitation, Continue Reading »
Join Us for Upcoming Programming “Just because its back to school doesn’t mean its back to normal“ A Professional Development Course for Teen Educators The return to school and structured activities this fall will bring with it many new and unique challenges for both educators and youth. Whether it is the change in environment, social interactions or structure, Continue Reading »
By Jory Hanselman Read the full article in EJewish Philanthropy Wilderness This past Shabbat, we read Parshat BaMidbar, the first Torah portion of the book of BaMidbar. BaMidbar means in the wilderness, and at BaMidbar Wilderness Therapy, we know our time in the wilderness is a journey, and that journey is all about process. Rabbi Jonathan Sacks reflects that the book we just Continue Reading »
The BaMidbar team has been closely monitoring developments related to COVID-19 since the onset of this global pandemic. We have examined countless possible scenarios and contingency plans. We have tracked national guidelines and worked closely with local medical experts, state officials, and partners within the Jewish communal world. A few weeks ago, we extended our Continue Reading »
BaMidbar Programming Update Student health and safety is BaMidbar’s top priority. During the off-season our team spends countless hours preparing for emergencies and working with a variety of public health officials to ensure a safe and healthy experience for our participants. In March, in accordance with public Continue Reading »
What If We Didn’t Do Passover? By: Emily Heeren My sister sat down at the dining room table across from me. “So, hear me out,” she said, “and I’m only like 50% joking, but what if we just didn’t do Pesach this year?” Isn’t this particular week – a projected peak of a global pandemic – Continue Reading »
Dear Friends, Colleagues, and Community Partners, We hope this email finds you and your loved ones in good health. In this climate of uncertainty and social distancing, isolation and mental health challenges are on the rise. The BaMidbar team is reaching out today to offer our assistance. We want to be a resource to your Continue Reading »
Introducing BaMidbar’s 2020 Field Team As BaMidbar prepares for an intensive three weeks of staff training, we are excited to introduce our field team, who serve as mentors and guides for students in our program. Through applying therapeutic concepts, teaching technical and fundamental skills, integrating Jewish values and traditions, and connecting personally with students, field staff are Continue Reading »
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