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8 Sparks of Light: Todd Kaplan, Boston Area Gleaners

Throughout Chanukah, we’re sharing our “8 sparks of light” providing inspiration and insight into the diversity of people working on a local level for a more transparent and just food system. Todd Kaplan lives in Somerville and volunteers with the Boston Area Gleaners. Learn how his experiences inform his drive to give his time and […]

You spoke, We listened

One year ago, Ganei Beantown convened the first meeting of a new board of directors. The creation of this board was necessary to ensure the long term viability of Ganei Beantown. This new board is a group of individuals focused on supporting and sustaining the work of this grassroots organization. At the beginning of the […]

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8 Sparks of Light: Adiel P, 5th Grade Striar Hebrew Academy

Throughout Chanukah, we’re sharing our “8 sparks of light” providing inspiration and insight into the diversity of people working on a local level for a more transparent and just food system. Adiel P. is a 5th grader from Sharon, MA who doesn’t mind getting dirty! What’s your involvement in the “Jewish Food Movement?” I am […]

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8 Sparks of Light: Laurie Herschman Heller, Graphic Designer

Throughout Chanukah, we’re sharing our “8 sparks of light” providing inspiration and insight into the diversity of people working on a local level for a more transparent and just food system. Laurie Herschman Heller is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and now lives in Somerville with her husband Blake and dog Sophie. She is senior […]

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8 Sparks of Light: Laya Steinberg, Synagogue Garden Leader

Throughout Chanukah, we’re sharing our “8 sparks of light” providing inspiration and insight into the diversity of people working on a local level for a more transparent and just food system. Laya Steinberg of Newton, MA started the garden at her synagogue. Learn why she started the program and how she involved the whole community. […]

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8 Sparks of Light: Rabbi Aaron Philmus, Temple Torat Yisrael

Throughout Chanukah, we’re sharing our “8 sparks of light” providing inspiration and insight into the diversity of people working on a local level for a more transparent and just food system. Rabbi Aaron Philmus, originally from Matawan, NJ is the spiritual leader of Temple Torat Yisrael in East Greenwich, RI. Learn how he engages his […]

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8 Sparks of Light: Laura Bellows, Rabbinical Student

Throughout Chanukah, we’re sharing our “8 sparks of light” providing inspiration and insight into the diversity of people working on a local level for a more transparent and just food system. Laura Bellows is an artist and Jewish scribe in her final year of Rabbinical school at Hebrew College. Years ago as a student at Oberlin […]

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8 Sparks of Light: Jake W-M, Board Member

Throughout Chanukah, we’re sharing our “8 sparks of light” providing inspiration and insight into the diversity of people working on a local level for a more transparent and just food system. Jake W-M grew up in Hamden, CT and has been volunteering with Ganei Beantown since moving to Boston in 2012. He is currently a member […]

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8 Sparks of Light: Reva Haselkorn, Culinary Instructor

Throughout Chanukah, we’re sharing our “8 sparks of light” providing inspiration and insight into the diversity of people working on a local level for a more transparent and just food system. Reva Haselkorn is a Culinary Instructor and Nonprofit program coordinator from Newton, MA who believes in the power of food to bring people together. […]