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Reflections on the Hazon Ride & Retreat

Guest blog post by Danielle Bryant During the first few days of June I decided to sign up for a Jewish social justice ten-day vacation to Thailand with a program called Justifi. While there I helped young Thai children learn English and simultaneously soaked up Thai culture. It was a life-changing experience that was so […]

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Drought, Drought Baby

When thinking about natural disasters, I most often consider the big impactful ones: hurricanes, twisters, tornadoes, or earthquakes. In 2011, Hurricane Irene had big impact in New England and on our regional agricultural sector. Yet, it is a severe drought, like we have now, that has a sustained impact without the big one-time punch, heart […]

Marketing and Communications Intern

Marketing and Communications Intern Ganei Beantown is looking for an intern to support community outreach, online marketing and social media development. We seek an upbeat, energetic, and dedicated individual who thinks creatively, works well independently and collaboratively, and thrives in an entrepreneurial environment. This is an outstanding opportunity for someone interested in developing their portfolio […]

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Why I marched

I woke up this morning, the morning after the People’s Climate March, with a song in my head: Poop makes soil, poop, poop makes soil, poop makes soil And Soil makes wheat And then the wheat makes pasta, wheat, wheat makes pasta Pasta makes you poop And then the poop makes soil… It’s catchy, especially […]

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A Miracle Garden in the Middle of Baltimore

A Miracle Garden in the Middle of Baltimore Written by Sara Gardner The rain was steadily pouring down when we arrived at the Duncan Street Miracle Garden in downtown Baltimore, a muddied group of college students spending our spring break farming at Pearlstone Center, a Jewish organic farm and retreat center. Despite the steady drizzle […]

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Jewish Storytelling Tradition in the Food Justice Movement

Jewish Storytelling Tradition in the Food Justice Movement Written by Leah Lazer This spring, Leora Mallach of Ganei Beantown supported me in initiating FOODAISM. This community storytelling project explores the intersection of Judaism, food, and farming as it plays out in the identities and work of members of the Boston Jewish food justice community. FOODAISM […]

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A Let Them Eat Bread Workshop Experience

A Let Them Eat Bread Workshop Experience Written by Leon Davis   I want to tell you about a class I went to put on by Ganei Beantown at Temple Shalom in Newton. We were instructed on how to make bread and made some of our own, chowed down on some pizza, and did some […]

Community Shmita Skillshare

Community Shmita Skillshare Sunday May 18th  3-7pm Join us for a not-to-be-missed day of learning and sharing skills.  In the spirit of Shmita and a sharing economy, members of our community are leading wonderful, free workshops around Jamaica Plain (exact locations will be sent to registrants the week before).  The day will culminate in a […]

Looking for Marketing and Communications Intern

Marketing and Communications Intern Ganei Beantown is looking for an intern to support public relations, community outreach, online marketing and social media development. We seek an upbeat, energetic, and dedicated individual who thinks creatively, works well independently and collaboratively, and thrives in an entrepreneurial environment. This is an outstanding opportunity for someone interested in developing […]