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Pardes Levavot

Pardes Levavot, “Orchard of Hearts,” was formed in the spirit of creating conscious holy community. Our name expresses the spiritual blossoming of each individual heart within an inspiring and nurturing orchard.

For information on our congregation please call (303) 563-2110 and leave a message or send email to To join our congregation, please print a copy of our membership form, fill it out, and send it to our Synagogue.

Pardes Levavot gratefully acknowledges Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado for their support of our Circle of Family Education program. Thank you!

August, 2007
For Immediate Release
Robin Richman
Steppin' Out Adventures
 Jewish Singles Soar to New Heights
Climbing Kilimanjaro,
the Highest Peak in Africa


Steppin Out Adventures, the group known for getting Jewish singles out and enjoying the great outdoors, is pleased to offer a hassel-free way  to explore a  part of Africa that many dream about but few ever reach.  From October 21-28, 2007  Steppin' Out will take  fun-loving adults from across the country on an unforgettable trek up Mount Kilimanjaro, the world's highest" freestanding"  mountain at 19,340 feet. Give yourself (or members of your organization) the chance to understand why this feat is on so many "lifetime lists" and attempted by 22,000 adventurous souls each year.  

While climbing Kilimanjaro is not a walk in the park, it' is popular because it is achieveable by anyone in decent shape. Amazing views and sense of extreme accomplishment is not only for the elite climbers, but can be shared by many. Steppin' Out has taken out the leg work of researching such a milestone trip.  Their carefully selected an outfitter, who not only has a high success rate to the summit and qualified guides, but has led many expert climbers as well as documentary crews up the mountain (Disney Channel as one) and also are the event producers of the Kili-Marathon in Tanzania, makes it easy to help each participant get physically and mentally prepared.
An appropriate route was selected on a number of criteria. The Machame Route, considered the most beautiful, is most suitable. While it is slightly longer, it is also less crowded, and with an added extra day,  there is more time to acclimate and thus the idea of reaching the top more of a reality.  While none of the routes require specialized equipment, mountaineering skills, or even past climbing experience, the climb is demanding and is guaranteed to be a life-changing experience for those up to the challenge. 
All equipment and supplies will be portered, and meals will be prepared for participants.  And, of course,  experienced guides will be there to help through the navigation, dramatic climate changes, fatigue, and obstacles that may come up.  Meanwhile, participants, with camera in hand, will be soaking up the majestic, almost mystical beauty of this natural wonder. Tackling Mount Kilimanjaro truly is rewarding, and being able to do it with a supportive, fun-loving group, makes it all the more special.
For those who want to continue on after returning to base and celebrating your accomplishments, there is an optional 13-day extension (can be less) to Tanzania where you will be able to explore the Serengetti and view part of the mass wildebeest migration, lions hunting prey, leopards in trees, (no guarnatee)  meet the local tribespeople and  go hunting with tribesman, mountain bike by local coffee growers and  craftsmen.
Cost is $2350 for non-members of Steppin Out, however there are discounts.  This includes all transport, guides, meals, accommodations, and government and park fees and taxes, but excludes airfare.  The Tanzania extension is an additional cost.  For more information and to register for this trip, click here for a full packet of information.  or contact Robin Richman at 866-299-5674 or info@steppinoutadventures. 
Steppin' Out Adventures, a fourteen year old outdoor adventure travel compnay designs trips primarily, but not exclusively for Jewish singles, who want to  discover places and cultures you don't get on an average tour.    Past events have included horseback riding in Brazil, cooking class excursions on treks through Thailand, hiking the Inca Trail and legendary ski trips!
For those of you who have your own groups or organizations, we do offer referral fees. Please contact us for information.
Steppin' Out Adventures | 3721 N. Military Rd NW | #B | Washington | DC | 20015