Training for HUC Students and
Ordained Reform Rabbis and Cantors
May 18-20, 2015
us for three days of hiking and learning in
beautiful Boulder Colorado with the Adventure Rabbis, Rabbi
Jamie Korngold and Rabbi Evon Yakar and our Adventure Educator, Elaine Barenblat. As we hike, we
explore ways to use the outdoors to make Judaism relevant,
meaningful, and accessible. Rabbi Korngold will share her
expertise as the founder of Adventure Rabbi Program and together
we will explore ways to use the outdoors to further engage
congregants and reach out to alienated Jews.
Rabbi Yakar will share how his work as an Adventure Rabbi
compliments and enhances his congregational work with Temple
Bat Yam in Lake Tahoe, California. We'll
discuss the Adventure Rabbi branch we have in partnership with
Temple Bat Yam and how the alliance enables both organizations
to thrive. You will learn about our cutting edge Bar and Bat
Mitzvah training program and the secret we have discovered
to bringing thousands of disenfranchised Jews back into meaningful
Elaine Barenblat will share the unique philosophy behind our thriving Alternative Religious School and our growing Distance Learning Program.
skills you will be able to take home and implement immediately
into your congregational work ..... or perhaps as the next
We predict that by July 2016 we will be hiring another Adventure
Rabbi or Adventure Educator to work at our Boulder, Colorado Base. Could it be you? This training program will
give us the opportunity to get to know each other and help
you determine what tools you need to add to your collection
so that you will be eligible to apply for this position.
you are interested in joining our Adventure Rabbi team, you will need to acquire certain talents and skills.
Rabbis & Educators are:
Passionate about Teaching B'nai Mitzvah Students
Comfortable Working over Skype
Willing and Able to Teach Hebrew
Innovative and Creative
Certified Wildernesses First Responders
Able to Lead the Music of a Service w/o a Cantor
Committed to Excellence
are welcome to come to the training program even if you do
not hope to work for us some day!
11:30 a.m. Monday, May 18, 2015 until 3 pm Wednesday, May
We will be based at Camp Wondervu, which is in picturesquely placed in the mountains 30 minutes outside Boulder, Colorado. World class hiking awaits us, right outside of our front door.
Each private room is simply furnished, has 2 to 3 beds and a private bath. There will be 2 people in each room.
We will be hiking for three days. The hikes will be moderate
by Boulder standards, but long. Therefore, participants should
be in good physical shape, which will enable them to hike
at altitude. (8,000') Please do not apply if you have
a heart condition, respiratory difficulties, or are not physically
We will be providing kosher style meals during your stay.
We can accommodate vegetarian diets but cannot accommodate
those who need meals prepared in a kosher kitchen. Guests
with food allergies may have to supplement meals with your
own food. There is a small kitchen in the lodge.
For the First 12 Accepted Applicants:
The program fee, meals and lodging for 12 HUC students will be paid for by Rabbi Jamie Korngold. HUC
students only need to pay for their transportation from your door to ours.
(Meaning participants themselves, not HUC, will be responsible
for travel costs.) Once you arrive at Wondervu, we will cover
your hotel room, meals, and program costs. We require a $200
deposit to hold your spot. If you come to the training and
stay the whole time, we will refund the $200.
After we have admitted 12 students, the fee will be $550/person.
If you already are ordained, we are happy to have you join us but you need to pay your own fees.
$250 Program Fee
$150 hotel ($75/night)
Total cost: $550
Arrive early, stay late, or make the trip quick. If you want to arrive Sunday night, we may be able to help you with extra night's lodging for $75/night.
Transportation is made easy by Super
Shuttle, car rentals, or public
bus. If you take the public bus or Super Shuttle to our office in Boulder, we will help you get to camp.
Please write a few paragraphs explaining why you are interested
in this program. Share your background, emphasizing your outdoor
experiences and the convergence of Judaism and nature in your
Applications are welcome now, for rolling admission. (Please note: all the scholarship money has been allocated.)
Monday: May 18, 2015
11:30-12:30 Welcome lunch and orientation, Adventure Rabbi Headquarters
5353 Manhattan Cr. Suite 103 Boulder CO 80303
12:30-3 pm Hike in Boulder to our wilderness sanctuary, NCAR trail head
3:30-6:00 Check-in and Free time at Wondervu
6:00-9:00 Dinner and Evening Program
Tuesday: May 19, 2015
7:30-8:30 am Breakfast and pack lunches
9-2 Hike from Wondervu
2-6 Free time
6-9 Dinner and Evening Program
Wednesday: May 20, 2015
7:30-8:30 am Breakfast, pack lunches, check out
9-3 Hike from Eldorado Canyon to NCAR
3 pm Bye-bye until next time!