Nature and Chant

Two Days: June 12-14, 2015 

or Three Days: June 12-15, 2015


River's Bend Retreat Center

TorahTrek Retreat
with Rabbi Shefa Gold

Join Rabbis Shefa Gold and Mike Comins in Hebrew chant and Jewish spirituality activities in the redwood forest of Hendy Woods State Park.


Redwood trees are among the oldest and most majestic beings on earth. The word "awesome" is not a cliche when one is in their company. To engage in spiritual practice with the support of their presence and the protection of their canopies is a special experience.

Rabbi Shefa Gold shares the practice of Hebrew chant and Rabbi Mike Comins teaches Jewish wilderness spirituality. Together they lead innovative and traditional Jewish spiritual practice in the natural world. Relax, learn, explore inner and outer geography, and celebrate Shabbat with a unique community. The retreat begins with dinner on Friday and ends with lunch on Sunday.


River's Bend Retreat Center 

River's Bend Retreat Center, located outside of Philo, California along the Navarro River and on the border of Hendy Woods State Park in Mendocino County, is nestled in grassy meadows and towering redwoods. Retreatants enjoy access to the river and its swimming hole.

The staff maintains an organic flower and vegetable garden and serves home-cooked, fresh-from-the-garden meals in the dining room. Rustic cabins and modern lodge accommodations are available. Retreatants may also camp with access to showers and restrooms.

In the heart of wine country, the retreat can be part of a larger trip to Northern California.