Rick can help!

Rick Light teaches classes, workshops, weekend events, and multi-week courses.  Here is a taste of possible topics:


  • Jewish death rituals and practices
  • Lightweight backpacking
  • Planning a Grand Canyon trek
  • Wilderness weather systems
  • Outdoor rock climbing and canyoneering basics
  • Conscious aging and leaving legacy
  • Awakening the Elder within


Contact Rick today to schedule an unforgettable learning event.


Rick is a Senior Educator for the Gamliel Institute and a trainer for Kavod v'Nichum, who is sent to communities throughout the US to do workshops, trainings, and lectures on Jewish rituals and practices related to the end of life.  For the past decade he has been an Outdoor School Instructor for REI, teaching various classes at the REI Santa Fe store, along with local non-REI classes in backpacking, rock climbing and canyoneering.  And, he teaches conscious living seminars and workshops in a number of formats, including his latest, Awakening the Elder Within, which explores the concepts in Sebastian.


Invite Rick to present to your community, organization, Chevrah Kadisha or synagogue.  He's a dynamic and engaging speaker, and a knowledgeable instructor who tailors his classes to the people in the room.  No matter what the class size, the topic will be fun and accessible to those who are in attendance.