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The Role of a Field Guide at BaMidbar

By Jory Hanselman February 27th, 12:18 AM, from the journal of a BaMidbar Field Guide: “Why on earth do I choose to do this?   People have normal jobs. I could be working a 9-5 office job someplace and be…

Shavuot in Pictures

Earlier this week we celebrated Shavuot, which marks the Israelites receiving of the Torah, following their escape from Egypt. In ancient times, Shavuot served as one of Judaism’s three times of pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem. Shavuot, along with…

A Digital Detox

By Moss Herberholz “Our smartphones can contribute or detract from the meaning that life has to offer, and an awareness of how we use them can help ensure they serve us, rather than only being an endless source of distraction…
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Shabbat Zachor

By Jacob Chatinover “Forgetfulness leads to exile, in Memory is the secret to redemption.” –Baal Shem Tov As field staff, I have often talked about the ways communal memory in Judaism impacts the stories we tell ourselves and the scope…
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Tu B’Shvat at BaMidbar

By Eliana Willis With snow on the ground and students and staff bundled up in warm clothing, it is hard to imagine that spring is just around the corner. But all around us, the trees are quietly awakening from the…
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8 Days of Hanukkah at BaMidbar

See what we’ve been up to for each of the eight days of Hanukkah!   Day 1: Backcountry Hanukiya Students constructed their own hanukiyah to light Hanukkah candles in the field for the eight nights of Hanukkah. Day 2: Dreidel,…
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הכרת תודה – Gratitude

By Zack Slavkin The days continue to lose light earlier and earlier as we head in to our Rocky Mountain winter. In this time, it is important to find the small things in the day to be thankful for. When…
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Group Juggle Will Save Us All!

By Nick Magel-Haberek, MS, MSW, LCSW Adventure therapy is something that I feel quite passionate about.  For me, it’s not enough to do it all day at BaMidbar. I’m also going home and writing about it, refining my work, and…