Shabbat Hikes – one for adults and another for families — begin this weekend with the Adventure Rabbi Program. “This probably our most classic event,” enthused Rabbi Jamie. “I am so excited to be back on the trail for Shabbat!”
Participants strike out into Boulder Open Space for a two-hour hike to experience the connection between Shabbat and nature.
“It’s a chance to really connect with my Judaism, and my community,” explained Daryl Para. “I always meet some new people and I really like the brief but erudite teachings.”
This year hikes are being offered for both adults and families with children. Previously, the program was only offered for adults, but with the hiring last year of Adventure Educator Elaine Barenblat, now Adventure Rabbi is offering a kid-oriented alternative.
“Rabbi Jamie’s pack always cracks me up,” explains Zach Shapiro. “She has an entire sanctuary on her back – a guitar, a Torah , prayerbooks and even chocolate for the oneg.”
The Adventure Rabbi Program has been leading Shabbat hikes since 2002, except for a few years when they had to pause the program because attendance to this very popular program exceeded the maximum allowable on their Open Space permit.
For more information see http://www.adventurerabbi.org/events/shabbat-dayhikes-2015.htm.