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Growing gardens & community locally, and nationally

Ganei Beantown is building a network of Jewish educational community gardens, and our mission is to build community through experiential food and agriculture programming. As we’re always anxious to learn from others, this past July 27-30 I was lucky to attend the annual conference of the American Community Gardening Association (ACGA) hosted in our northeast […]

Boston People’s Climate Mobilization Rally & MAICCA Pre-Rally Gathering

MA Interfaith Coalition for Climate Action This day brings together a diverse coalition of environmental, labor, community, youth, and faith organizations to call for solutions to the climate crisis that are rooted in racial social, and economic justice. There will be a huge rally, along with workshops, presentations, and other activities, all on the Boston […]

17th Annual Jewish Labor Seder

The New EnglandvJEWISH LABOR COMMITTEE 17th Annual Labor Seder Thursday, March 23, 2017 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (5:00-6:00 schmooze time) The Jewish tradition obligates us to relive the Exodus and liberation story of Passover in every generation. The Labor Seder is a unique interfaith opportunity through which labor and Jewish community leaders and activists continue to build […]


BJFC17: Call for workshop proposals

Sponsored by Ganei Beantown, the 6th annual Boston Jewish Food Conference is on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Gann Academy in Waltham, MA. We are looking for workshop presenters to provide insight into topics and trends in our local and regional food and Jewish communities, through practical tips, best practices and strategies at our annual […]

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2017 Boston Jewish Food Conference planning team

The Boston Jewish Food Conference (BJFC) is an annual springtime event run by Ganei Beantown. Our 6th annual event will be Sunday March 26th, 2017 at Gann Academy. In a multi-generational, pluralistic setting, it serves to educate and connect the greater Boston Jewish community around issues of sustainable food systems and what guides our food choices. Planning team […]


Riding for Sustainability

This Hazon Tribe Ride is hosted by Ganei Beantown and will be led by Alex Lyon. It will explore the scenic towns of Needham, Dover, and Weston with a stop at Powisettt Farm at mile 12 and Lookout Farm at mile 20.  You can see the entire route here: https://www.strava.com/routes/5511164. Expect 1,500 ft of climbing, most of which is […]

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What does your garden want most from Ganei Beantown?

Thanks to a small “Grow grant” from The New England Grassroots Environment Fund (NEGEF) Ganei Beantown is considering how it supports the development of organic, educational vegetable gardens in greater Boston in collaboration with Synagogues or other Jewish community groups (either onsite or not). We want to know…. If you currently operate or were going […]


LimmudBoston is more than just an all-day conference of Jewish learning.  It’s a happening, 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. Discuss, listen, watch and wonder–in workshops that explore lifecycle, Israel, spirituality and identity. Dance […]