So a few months ago, while researching ways to cope with my move to the urban jungle, I came across the website for the Jewish Outdoors Club. Based out of NYC, the JOC is a group of VERY diverse Jews who get together to escape into nature. It’s not a once a year thing; they actually have an event (sometimes multiple) almost every Sunday.
Last week I decided that I would spend my final Sunday of 5771 with the JOC in Mahwah, New Jersey. There is a forest there called Ramapo, and we were going for a hike! I prodded Chana Rosa into going with me and we managed to (at the last minute) find a ride with two other Crown Heights girls who were going for the first time also.
In short, the trip was fantastic! I’m hoping to write about it later, but for now… here are the photos … Read the rest