Ganei Beantown is building a network of Jewish educational community gardens, and our mission is to build community through experiential food and agriculture programming. As we’re always anxious to learn from others, this past July 27-30 I was lucky to attend the annual conference of the American Community Gardening Association (ACGA) hosted in our northeast […]
Our workshop dinner is only possible with the help of a lot of planning and people power! Here are the recipes from our feast. Please let us know if you use them, we’d love to share your story. Demystifying Yeast Workshop Makes one 15 1/2” by 10 1/2” pan of focaccia Chef Bettina Scemama is […]
Gann alumna Reva Haselkorn thought she would become an architect. She graduated from Princeton with a degree in architecture, worked for a few years in the field, then realized that although the projects she was involved in were laudable— sustainable energy, disaster relief, rain water harvesting— she felt too removed from the people she was […]
Over the centuries there have been many ways to celebrate Tu B’shvat: property assessment, mystical connection to the natural world, planting trees to claim land, and laying foundations. It’s a holiday with roots in Biblical agricultural law and expressions to the divine. If we focus just on planting, we both diminish the — of the […]
Leann Shamash of Newton has founded both the Mitzvah Garden of Congregation Beth Elohim in Acton and Gan Yarok of Congregation Shaarei Tefillah in Newton. Read about her passion for gardening and it’s connection to Judaism.
Joan Rachlin of Brookline, MA is the founder and Chair of the Temple Israel Green Team. Her personal journey inspired her to take in action in her synagogue.
Rabbi Toba Spitzer is the spiritual leader of Congregation Dorshei Tzedek in West Newton. Learn how she and her congregation have long been involved in the Jewish Food Movement and its deep connection to the work of healing the world.
Rabbi Victor Reinstein is the spiritual leader of Congregation Nehar Shalom in Jamaica Plain, Boston. His efforts extend from his personal actions and his synagogue’s practices, to his involvement in policy work.
Benji Salama of Jamaica Plain, MA is 7 years old. He’s already been to the Boston Jewish Food Conference twice and is learning to cook.
Noah Weinberg, originally from Evanston, IL, is a Senior at Tufts University Living in Medford. Learn how his experiences have lead him to fight factory farming from a Jewish perspective.