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.
Somerville resident Matt Brookner is chair of our upcoming annual Boston Jewish Food Conference (BJFC). He’s not new to the conference or the movement. Learn more about how Matt got involved and what keeps him going!
Hannah Levine of Somerville chaired the 2012 Boston Jewish Food Conference and is currently on Ganei Beantown’s board. Her studies and experiences outside of Boston have driven her to make an impact in her home community.
Tu Bishvat is a busy time for Ganei Beantown! Tu Bishvat, the 15th of the month of Shvat, serves a legal purpose. Jewish law forbids eating the fruit of a tree in the land of Israel before it is three years old. Tu Bishvat was instituted as the day when all the trees aged a […]