A Springtime of Sustenance

God sets peace on your borders, and satisfies you with choice wheat.
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(Psalms 147:14)

During this period between Passover and Shavuot, there’s a Jewish tradition called “counting the Omer.”

What’s the Omer? It’s the 49 day period between Passover and Shavuot. In ancient times, this was also the period of time in between the barley harvest and the wheat harvest. Barley was good as animal food, but a good wheat harvest was needed to ensure a year of sustenance.

Food security hung in the balance.

At Beantown Jewish Gardens, we use agricultural cycles to bring people closer to Jewish community, and Jewish community to bring people closer to building a sustainable world.

And that’s why during the Omer, we’re asking all our supporters to sustain our programs in through 2019 and into the next year. Would you consider a donation of $180, $72, $36, or whatever amount speaks to you?

This year…

  • We co-sponsored the Jewish Climate Action Network Conference at Temple Reyim in Newton and the Shomrei Adamah Festival at Temple B’nai Abraham in Beverly.
  • We are running courses to help organizations develop an ethical food statement and individuals rethink their relationship with the land.
  • We are cooking sustainable dinners for Jewish young adults and families.
  • And we are celebrating Tu BiShvat, Shavuot, and Sukkot.

Can we “count” on you? Donate today.

In gratitude,
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Leora Mallach, Co-founder and Director                          
Marc Stober, Board member and Chair, Fundraising Committee