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March 2019

Shomrei Adamah Festival

March 31, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Temple B’nai Abraham, 200 E Lothrop St,
Beverly, MA 01915
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It will be a family friendly afternoon of learning and doing. Activities include: Workshops, kitchen activities, garden tours, local environmental resources, tasty treats, legislative actions, interactive activity fair (Shuk). Workshops include: Sustainable Congregational Kitchens: How can we set up our kitchen for less environmental impact? Move our Money, Protect our Planet How to use the Plants that Grow Around You Serving Justice at your Passover Seder 18 Minute Matzah Bake-Off And more to come! We're hosting an interactive activity fair…

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April 2019

Who Does the Labor? Who are the Workers?

April 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

As you prepare for your Passover Seder, and consider ancient notions of slavery, gain insight into contemporary realities of those doing agricultural work today as well as ways to acknowledge and tie that into your celebrations. For example, did you know that a large portion of the meat on US grocery store shelves is processed by migrant workers, many of whom are undocumented? Have you ever thought about factory farming as a human rights issue? As we explore the connections…

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May 2019

Developing an Ethical Food Statement

May 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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array of colorful knives

When we gather in community, what we eat has the potential to promote animal welfare, slow down the negative effects of climate change, and build healthier food systems. Over the last few years, more Jewish communities than ever have committed to improve their food sourcing and leverage their buying power to promote more sustainable practices. These transitions come in parallel to larger institutional and corporate commitments. Join us to hear from David Havelick, Sustainability Manager at Harvard University, who recently…

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Spiraling Through Time: Radically Rethinking Our Relationship to Land

May 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hebrew College, 160 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
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With Rabbi Getzel Davis & Leora Mallach How could Shabbat, Shmitah (sabbatical), and agricultural cycles disrupt our assumptions about what it means to own, rest, and relate to the earth and each other? We will delve into rabbinic and biblical agricultural wisdom to inform our contemporary understandings and practice. This class meets for six Tuesday evenings: May 21 - June 25 Open Circle Jewish Learning, sponsored by Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP), brings together small groups of curious, engaged learners with exceptional…

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Metrowest Shabbat Dinner

May 31, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Natick Community Organic Farm, 115 Eliot St.
Natick, MA 01706
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$10 – $18

Come mix and mingle with other area Jewish Young Professionals in our Metrowest Shabbat dinner on a farm. Over the common language of food, participants will have the opportunity connect with others in the region. Expect good people, good eats and some structured Shabbat conversation. The farm site includes an indoor space and basic kitchen supplies. More information about the farm is here: https://www.natickfarm.org/ $10 - Bring a vegetarian dish to share $18 - Bring yourself and good cheer Nobody turned…

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June 2019

MetroWest Tikkun Leil Shavuot: A Community Journey to Sinai

June 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Temple Israel of Natick, 145 Hartford St.
Natick, MA 01760
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June 8th starting at 5:00 p.m. until shortly after Midnight at Temple Israel of Natick Join us for an evening of joy: 5:00 Songs and stories for young children with Rabbi Dan Liben and Cantor Ken Richmond 5:30 Dairy Dinner, RSVP: https://https:/tinyurl.com/ShavuotMetroWest2019 6:45 Study sessions and cheesecake till midnight 8:45 Dr. Lori Lefkovitz: Oy! Was that a Close Call: The Book of Ruth and the Fundamental Jewish Story" 12:00 Midnight in the courtyard: The 10 Commandments under the stars More…

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Community Tikkun Leil Shavuot in Brookline

June 8, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - June 9, 2019 @ 4:00 am
Congregation Kehillath Israel, 384 Harvard
Brookline, MA United States
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All night June 8, 2019 starting at 9:00p.m. at 384 Harvard Street and 100 Centre St., Brookline Join hundreds of friends and neighbors for a unique educational and cultural experience at the 11th Annual Community Tikkun Leil Shavuot in Brookline. We're celebrating a decade of traditional and innovative programming with another blockbuster night of communal learning. Come for one hour, or stay up all-night! Learn from world-renowned educators and neighborhood favorites. To RSVP or volunteer, visit tinyurl.com/shavuot19 See the schedule and…

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Canning & Preservation Workshop

June 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Canning supplies

Join other Metrowest Young Professionals for general discussion of New England seasonal and preservation techniques, and delve into water bath canning to make shelf-stable products. We’ll intersperse our kitchen work with bits of Torah and consideration of what lessons we can learn from how our agrarian ancestors planned to have enough food to eat based on limited seasonal harvests. All participants will go home with a canned food item, and the skills and resources to try it at home. Light Kosher…

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October 2019

Farm to Sukkah Evening

October 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Israel, 477 Longwood Ave. MA 02215 + Google Map
Cooking squash

Join us for our annual Sukkot Harvest Celebration- a Farm to Sukkah meal and learning for those in their 20's and 30's! Sukkot, a biblical harvest festival, is also a time to welcome guests and celebrate. We'll start in the kitchen preparing our meal in small teams, and then come together outside in the Sukkah to enjoy our feast. We'll also study a bit of Torah and have the opportunity to shake the lulav. Life too crazy to help prepare…

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Sukkot on the Farm 5780

October 20, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Codman Community Farms, 58 Codman Road
Lincoln, Ma 01773
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Learning about Lulav

Celebrate the agricultural roots of Sukkot .... on the Farm! A community celebration of the harvest open to all ages and denominations. Come meet new friends and old for a morning of activities and learning opportunities on the farm. Bring your own mug, water bottle, a blanket, and picnic lunch to enjoy on the farm (The farm stand will be open for purchases, but does not sell meals). *Note the time change* 10:30 a.m. Gather for Opening Circle & Shofar…

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