Below are just some of our previous events. These pages list more detail about our Educational Garden programs, Shabbat and Holiday Programs, Urban Homesteading Workshops and Boston Jewish Food Conferences.
Harvest to Table: A pop-up Sukkot celebration
Join JArts, Kitchen Kibitz, and Ganei Beantown in a delicious celebration of the fall harvest. Created by Chef Ivan of Branch Line, we’ll experience Sukkot through a three-course meal: salad with etrog dressing, family style herb roast chicken, roast cauliflower, seasonal vegetables, harvest punch, and more. Rabbi Elan Babchuck of Clal: The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership will share insight into the holiday as we dine on the patio (à la sukkah), savor the seasonal bounty, and explore the rituals and mysticism of the Sukkot harvest festival.
Creating Sustainable Synagogues
Hosting by the Synagogue Council of MA, an evening to learn about options and opportunities for your synagogue to engage in environmentally sustainable learning, practice, lectures, and holiday programs. Build community and meet other congregational leaders engaging in these same issues.
Post Sukkot Gleaning
Join Ganei Beantown for a day of gleaning the harvest with Boston Area Gleaners. Boston Area Gleaners distributes high-quality, locally grown produce to food banks, pantries, and meal programs by working closely with farmers, and providing volunteer labor to harvest what would otherwise be plowed under. Gleaning s a biblical idea of collecting surplus crops from farmers’ fields for those in need.
We have worked with the following synagogues/communities/institutions:
Camberville Open Beit Midrash
Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Young Adult Initiative
Congregation Dorshei Tzedek, Newton
Congregation Kehillath Israel, Brookline
Congregation Shaarei Tefillah, Newton
Havurah on the Hill
JCC Greater Boston
Jewish Arts Collaborative
Land’s Sake Farm
Moishe Kavod House
Nehar Shalom Community Beit Midrash
Powisset Farm, The Trustees
Shalom Y’all at Temple Shalom of Newton
Synagogue Council of MA
Temple B’nai Abraham, Beverly
Temple Beth Israel, Waltham
Temple Beth Zion, Brookline
Temple Israel, Boston
Temple Israel, Natick
Temple Israel, Sharon
Temple Reyim, Newton
The Boston Synagogue
The Riverway Project of Temple Israel, Boston
Tufts University Hillel
Community Events in which we have participated, locally and nationally:
Beyond Bubbie’s Kitchen
Taste inspired modern updates on traditional Jewish favorites! Beyond Bubbie’s Kitchen is Boston’s premier Jewish food celebration, exploring the culinary imagination of the area’s biggest chefs.
Community Tikkun Leil Shavuot in Brookline
Join hundreds of friends and neighbors for a unique educational and cultural experience at the Annual Community Tikkun Leil Shavuot in Brookline. Learn, eat and shmooze all night long. From Sermon Slam to sauerkraut and Piyutim to Pi.
From Uncertainty to Action: What You Can Do About Climate Change
The first Jewish conference in Boston on climate change
Hazon New York Ride and Retreat
The New York Ride & Retreat is a fully-supported ride, fundraiser, and community experience for people of all cycling levels and ages. Spanning Labor Day Weekend and based at Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, guests enjoy delicious, kosher, farm-to-table food, engaging educational workshops, fun outdoor activities, and two days of cycling around the beautiful Berkshires.
A Jewish learningfest of culture and identity. From storytelling, music and meditation to Torah and Talmud, LimmudBoston offers inspiration and education – engaging beginners and scholars alike.
Metrowest Community Tikkun Leyl Shavuot
Lots of great classes, singing, dancing, & more, and a special midnight ceremony!
Movie Night: Food Chains: The Revolution In America’s Fields
An eye-opening look at America’s farm labor and the coalition of tomato pickers from Florida who are revolutionizing their industry.
New England Jewish Labor Committee Annual Labor Seder
The Labor Seder is a unique interfaith opportunity through which labor and Jewish community leaders and activists continue to build bridges.
Riding for Sustainability with Hazon
A local Tribe Ride! It will explore the scenic towns of Needham, Dover, and Weston with a stop at Powiset Farm at mile 12 and Look Out Farm at mile 20. Expect 1,500 ft of climbing, and a supportive riding environment.
Saturday Night Flavor
The Board of Rabbis of Greater Rhode Island is hosting a tasty evening of local foods and study for the Rhode Island community. “Saturday Night Flavor” will feature workshops on everything from eco-kashrut to the spiritual dimensions of eating, as well as a marketplace that includes dozens of local food producers and farmers. with the Rhode Island Board of Rabbi’s
Under the Same Sky: The Earth is Full of Your Creations
A Global Day of Jewish Learning hosted by the Jewish Alliance of Rhode Island. Uniting Jewish communities across the world through study of our shared texts, a project of the Aleph Society and Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz.