Shabbat and Chaggim (Holidays)

Ganei Beantown educators are available to customize programming for your community. From a D’var Torah on Shabbat, to community wide or family learning programs, to farm visits, to cooking classes and urban homesteading workshops, we are flexible and able to craft quality programs that meet the needs of your community.

Join our annual Sukkot on the Farm event this Oct. 8, 2017:


Below is a sampling of some of our PREVIOUS community events:


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039Annual Sukkot Harvest Celebration
with Riverway Project and Moishe Kavod House in the Temple Israel organice vegetable garden and Sukkah

Pictures from 2014 here and from 2013 here

Sukkot, a biblical harvest festival, is also a time to welcome guests. We welcome you to harvest from the garden and prepare our meal together. Afterwards, we will come together under the stars in the Sukkah for a feast of local food and drink our home brewed beer and eat the salsa we canned over the summer. We’ll get a savory taste of Torah as well cooked up by Rabbi Soffer. There will be plenty of opportunities to shake the lulav and meet new friends!

At the Festival, we will be collecting donations for JF&CS (Jewish Family & Child Services) of kosher peanut butter and raisins.


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“Tzmicha L’tova”

A local community approach to promoting sustainability and awareness through education, exploration and gardening projects=
You are Invited on May 31st & June 1st

Please join Temple Beth David of the South Shore (1060 Randolph Street in Canton) for a week-end of learning with our Scholar-in-Residence Leora Mallach, Director of Ganei Beantown.

Shabbat Service
Friday evening – May 31st at 7:30pm
During our Shabbat evening service, Leora will speak with us about biblical models of sustainability and how they translate in today’s faith-based communities.

Shabbat B’yachad (Shabbat Together)
Saturday morning – June 1st
Service starts at 9:30am – afternoon program starts at 1:30pm
This service will be a participatory event for all ages. Come and learn about partnering with God to make things grow, and bring a project home. Join us for Kiddush, (light lunch) after the morning program. Following lunch, Leora will lead us in a brainstorming session to suggest and consider different types of community projects we might implement together that promote sustainability.


Our 2011 Sukkot on the Farm program at Lands Sake Farm included:Sukkot Poster


  • Live music with Bethel Steele
  • Bicycle powered paper making!
  • Torah study with Rabbi Daniel Klein
  • Tours of The truck farm-a mobile community farm
  • Tour of the animals on the farm with Douglas Cook, Lands Sake Farm Education Director
  • Get dirty doing farm work
  • Sukkah decorations for our Sukkah and yours
  • Harvest Fest in Context: Where we are in Today’s Food System by Farm to Shul initiative of Moishe Kavod House

2:00pm Concert by the Klezwoods

3:00-4:00pm has more:

  • Live music and storytelling
  • Bicycle powered paper making
  • Torah study with Rabbi Ebn Leader
  • Getting dirty harvesting on the farm
  • Harvest Prayer Ornaments with Laura Evonne Steinman of Hand in Hand Arts
  • Tour of the animals on the farm with Douglas Cook, Lands Sake Farm Education Director