BRATTLEBORO -- Brattleboro Area Jewish Community (BAJC) offers an opportunity for families to engage with Judaism and BAJC’s beautiful natural setting on Sunday, Aug. 18, from 3 to 7 p.m. at its Walk-in-the-Wild and Havdalah. Led by "wilderness theologian" Rabbi Howard Cohen, those attending will explore the similarities between adaptive camouflage for plants and animals and mystical aspects of the aleph-bet and the Torah; study animal tracks and sounds as a way to teach about "halacha" (Jewish law), and provide a way for adults to be amazed by the world around them that so naturally engages children. Participants will be encouraged to interact with each other, and the trees, brook, rocks, and field home to the synagogue.
The program will be only minimally physically demanding, so as to be accessible to a broad audience. After a teaching/learning walk of the trail and field, a "Havdalah" service will be held (marking the end of the Sabbath) and supper, featuring locally grown produce. The program is free, appropriate for all ages, and open to the public. Supper will be provided.
The event will be held at 151 Greenleaf St. in West Brattleboro. For information, call 802-257-1959.