Rabbi Yaakov ‘Trek’ Reef walks in the world as a spiritual teacher and is a regionally recognized speaker, serving as a frequent guest in the pulpit at synagogues, churches, and meeting houses throughout the Northeast. (Click here to bring him to your community!)
He has also led workshops and classes for the Adamah Farm Fellowship, Star Island Natural History Conference, Elat Chayyim Center for Jewish Spirituality, Keshet Boston, and Hillel House at Boston University, and Seaside Yoga Retreat Center in Oregon.
For three years Trek served as a retreat director and the program manager at the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center in Falls Village, Connecticut.
In 2016, he completed a pilgrimage along the storied Appalachian Trail, taking approximately five million steps over 2189.1 miles between Georgia and Maine to find a deeper connection to the awe-inspiring natural world.
What’s a Trail Name?
Trail names are fun and popular way to have a nickname while thru-hiking on long-distance trails like the AT, PCT, CDT, and ECT. Yaakov’s trail name, Trek, comes from his typical use of the word ‘trek’ to refer to long-distance hikes and his geeky love of Star Trek.