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Found 42 resources with the tag "JOFEE".

Baal Taschit and Recycling

This program is an introduction to recycling at day camp through teaching about the Jewish concept of baal tashchit with a modality of hands on activities presented each Wednesday- known as “Wasteless Wednesdays”. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the Jewish concept of baal tashchit- do not waste – with various hands on activities […]

​Staff Training Sessions on Group Management, Questioning Strategies, and Blending Jewish and Scientific Learning

These training sessions were implemented during the Spring 2017 Outdoor Education Staff Training weekend, at Tamarack Camps. The participants were ages 19 to 70+ (largely ages 19-25), and ranged in experience levels from brand new to very experienced (largely new). These staff training sessions focus on essential skills for the educators that work at Tamarack Camps […]

Saving Creation One Hoshanah at a Time

This program is an interactive and connective approach to the ritual of Hoshanah Rabbah. Each day of Sukkot we say Hoshanah! meaning “Please Save Us!” and so, after learning the basics of Hoshanah Rabbah and exploring the boundaries what we mean when we say “us,” participants will have the opportunity to write their own “Hoshanot” […]

Food Justice Shabbat Dinner

This program brought members of the Jewish community together for a Shabbat dinner that highlighted local and ethically sourced ingredients while educating participants about issues of food justice in our city. The dinner included sharing stories, discussion questions, and conversations about ways to help promote equal food access. We partnered with a local food justice […]

Jewish Food Justice Around the Farm

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 […]

Shmita with Acorns

This program can be incorporated into holiday programs for a harvest holiday (Sukkot, Passover, or Shavuot) especially during a Shmita year. It provides an interactive introduction to Shmita, including the basis of Shmita in Jewish text and the connection between Shmita and sustainable agriculture. It was designed by Rachel Aronson as part of the JOFEE […]

Becoming Shomrei Adamah

“Becoming ‘Shomrei Adamah’” is a program that is intended to serve a large audience with a wide age range and little or no experience in the natural world or with nature-based Judaism. It is a stations-based program in which small groups (in this case, groups of 4-8) travel from activity to activity on a rotation, […]

Divine Dyeing

This program is an interactive color exploration through natural dyeing. Participants will learn about the symbolism and holiness associated with certain colors in Judaism, specifically the blue of tekhelet that is found in Tzitzit. They will also learn how to harvest and use different parts of plants to create their own dye and take home […]

Havdallah Candle Making

This program is an introduction to Havdallah and DIY candle making. Participants will learn about a Havdallah candle and leave with their own candle. Students will leave with an understanding of what renewable resources are. This program was created by Danielle Smith as part of the JOFEE Fellowship. Click here to access this resource.

Privilege and Oppression in the American Food System

This program is an introduction to the workers within the American food system, ranging from migrant farm workers, to CEOs of large GMO’s, to the average consumer in Berkeley, CA. This program reflects on the Jewish morals of Oschek (how to treat laborers) and explores this morals’ relevance to our American food system. Lastly, this […]

Topsy Turvy Bus

The Topsy Turvy Bus facilitates rethinking the current, nonrenewable, and often damaging systems of the world we live in. This summer’s theme was focused on water usage and conservation. Through hands on activities, the programs aims for participants to understand how we can keep our resources in the cycle. Specifically, this curriculum touches upon the […]

Shabbat, Melachot, and Challah-Cover Making

This lesson will introduce students to traditional Jewish understandings of work and rest. They will understand that “work” traditionally meant interacting with the environment, and the connection between Melachot and Shabbat. They will also create challah covers and learn about Shabbat symbols like hallah and challah covers. This lesson was prepared by Rachel Aronson as […]