Jericho Jewish Center had 40 participants in our inaugural Hiking and Halacha at Muttontown Preserve. We hiked a heavily forrested path and had fun being in nature together. I did a short teaching on Berachot Nehanin, some of the blessings that we say over seeing natural wonders, and then we said the Sheheheyanu for our being together on a hike for the first time. I am planning to offer a more advanced hike in mid-September. See you on the trail!