Here’s some answers to your Frequently Asked Questions:
Is this conference for me?
- Yes, this conference is for anyone thinking about how sustainability relates to Jewish law and tradition.
- Yes, if you’re making change in your local Jewish community and want to network with others in the area.
- Yes, if you are looking for educational resources, curriculum and access to local sustainable kosher products.
- Yes, if you want to learn to learn more about where your food comes from, make sauerkraut, or start a garden, this conference is for you!
Is there a theme?
Yes! We have a new theme every year. For 2018, our focus is Living Off the Land. As Jews, we have historical roots in the land and a contemporary reputation as “people of the book.” How do we reconcile that? From agricultural best-practices to holiday celebrations and family stories, our ties to place and culture bind us together.
Join us as we grow our relationship with the land, and with each other. We’ll delve into our spiritual connection, as well as practical strategies to help us be better stewards of Creation.
As Jews, it’s our duty to be mindful not only of the quality of the food we put in our bodies but also the overall health of our communities. What can we learn from the cycles of the seasons, the harvests and our historical traditions to nurture our bodies, spirits, and communities?
What is the schedule for the day?
11:30 Registration Opens
12:00-1:00 Opening session
1:00-5:30 Multiple workshop sessions, including in the kitchen and classroom
5:30-7:00 Community Celebration/ Shuk (marketplace) featuring kosher, vegetarian dinner prepared by conference participants, do-it-yourself activities, tabling by community organizations, our silent auction and live music.
Where is the conference?
477 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02215
Is the site accessible?
Will the food be kosher?
We are working in coordination with KVH Kosher, The Rabbinic Council of Massachusetts. As in years past, our meal will be kosher and adhere to Jewish dietary law. The vegetarian meal will be prepared during the course of the day, under supervision, and include vegan and gluten-free options.
Do we have to pay for parking?
The Longwood Ave. parking garage is $8.00 on a Sunday.
Are there opportunities to volunteer?
Yes, we ask for three hours of your time in exchange for reduced registration. Email Leora for more information.
Can teens attend?
Sure! We highly encourage you to come-and bring your friends. Whether you join us for all or part of the day, you’ll meet other teens and adults to learn, play, connect and be inspired.
Will childcare be provided?
Yes, although only if you have registered in advance. We will be providing childcare at an additional cost from a licensed agency.
What should I bring with me?
- Reusable water bottle
- Business cards
- A great attitude
How much does the conference cost?
We work hard to keep our prices low. Early pricing goes through June 2, 2018.
- $40 Adults
- $25 Students/Seniors/Teens
- $20 Volunteers
- $25 Shuk (marketplace) and dinner
- $25 Childcare
Is there a registration deadline?
To ensure we have enough food and supplies, we’d really like you to register in advance.
How can I find out more?
Please be in touch with Leora Mallach, Co-founder and Director, via email or 617-877-2036.