We applaud you for taking on this important task to align your food choices with your Jewish values as Shomrei Adamah, keepers of the earth. Below are resources to help you on your journey. Please email email@example.com with any questions or suggestions that you may have regarding this material. Have a good example to share? […]
This guide is a resource book with ideas, definitions, stories and guidance for Jewish institutions to think about how they can make healthier and more sustainable food choices. The guide also includes an audit with a list of questions for an institution to use to be able to assess where it’s doing well and how […]
This brief 2-page document can be handed out to your community to inform them about the importance of higher welfare eggs and how they can look for higher welfare eggs in their grocery store. It provides a good overview of higher welfare eggs if your institution is looking into making the switch from conventional eggs.
We had a truly fantastic webinar this week and I would like to, again, thank our friend Gary Oppenheimer for his inspirational and helpful talk. It was a real treat. I encourage all of you to check out the recording if you missed it. Gary suggests an easy lift that could make a big difference. […]
Coordinating a Hazon CSA Shabbat meal offers the opportunity to bring members together to celebrate Shabbat all across North America. Participants will get to eat from their CSA box at a potluck locally, while united with other Hazon CSAs doing the same thing in their own communities. It is a chance to come together and […]
Find resources on how to grow certain vegetables and then what to do with them once harvested. Arugula Beets Bell Peppers Bok Choi Broccoli Rabe Broccoli Brussel Sprouts Cabbage Cauliflower Celery Chives Collard Greens Eggplant Escarole Garlic Scapes Garlic Kohlrabi Leeks Lettuce Mustard Greens Onions Parsley Parsnips Pea Shoots Potatoes Radishes Rutabaga Scallions Summer Squash
This program is an introduction to Jewish agricultural law. Pairing them with sustainable agriculture projects offers a taste of what it might have been like for our ancestors to follow these laws. Participants will have the opportunity to farm in small groups and to learn how many of our earth based laws also help us […]
In this lesson, participants will have the opportunity to think beyond their own garden and analyze two food systems at play in the world–local and global. Once students grasp these two simplified food systems that represent how our food is currently produced, they will explore which system aligns best with Jewish values. This lesson was […]
This two part program will emphasizes the Jewish year as a cycle by highlighting Sukkot as a time of merging the gifts of the previous year with the new year. The first part is an experiential cover crop and garlic planting lesson, while the second part emphasizes family life. Families will connect to Sukkot, beyond […]
Here are some ideas for different activities to introduce children to gardening through a Jewish lens. These resources were prepared as part of the JOFEE Fellowship. “Farmer Michael’s Wagon Garden” is a 4 week curriculum created by Michael Fraade for 2-4 year olds. Children plant seeds in a soil-filled wagon and watch them grow over the […]
A farm-to-table lesson for 6-11 year olds. This program was created by Mira Menyuk as part of the JOFEE Fellowship. Access this resource here.