Passover in the Desert: Encounter the Wellspring

Each year, we Jews retell our core story — our Passover journey from slavery to freedom. This spring, step into your Exodus experience and discover transformation and liberation with the expansive desert as your guide.


The Hebrew ancestors departed the narrow places that enslaved them and began a long journey towards freedom. The wellspring, sometimes elusive, sometimes flowing abundantly, quenched the ancient ones’ thirst and offered renewed life. We invite you to encounter the wellspring that calls you as we journey to the wilderness as one tribe at Passover in the Desert.

Passover in the Desert Festival: Thursday, April 28– Monday, May 2, 2016

Welcoming, multi-generational village experience in the wilderness
Jewish learning and ritual with esteemed teachers
Music, yoga, desert hikes, sacred fire and ancient skills
Organic, kosher food, prepared by Chef Baruch Schwadron
Teen and Youth programs
Pre-Festival Overnight Wilderness Solo: Tuesday, April 26—Thursday, April 28

Solo journeys into the desert are at the core of ancient Judaism. Those who are called will embark on an overnight ceremony supported by the village to pray and fast alone, and recover your ancient wildness.

Date: Thursday, April 28 to Monday, May 2, 2016

Location: Panamint Valley, near Death Valley, SE California

Cost: sliding scale starts at $350 per adult.
There is an additional cost of $200 for the Overnight Wilderness Solo.


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