Tag Archives: Synagogue gardens

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 […]

Temple Reyim Tu Bishvat Lunch & Learn

Join the Temple Reyim community and Ganei Beantown for a Tu Bishvat themed Lunch & Learn. After Shabbat services, we will gather for lunch, and then have a program focused on how we’re all connected- people and planet. We will examine some Jewish source texts of economic and agricultural structures that ask us to consider […]


Creating Sustainable Synagogues

Learn about options and opportunities for your synagogue to engage in environmentally sustainable learning, practice, lectures, and holiday programs. Gain resources to: Reduce carbon footprint while reducing energy costs; Infuse your holiday programming with experiential food and agriculture components; Join regional community wide food and agriculture programming; Develop a synagogue garden; Address your institution’s sustainability […]


2017 BJFC Sponsorship Opportunities

Ganei Beantown: Beantown Jewish Gardens is excited to convene the 6th annual Boston Jewish Food Conference on Sunday March 26, 2017 at Gann Academy in Waltham from 12:00-7:00pm. More than 200 attendees of all ages attended last year. Our conference will foster new dynamics and connections within the Jewish community by utilizing food and agriculture […]

NEGEF 2016

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 […]


Building a community of Jewish Educational gardens

On Nov. 3rd, 2013 a handful of local Jewish Educational gardeners came together to start building community and learning from each other. As our gardens are mostly put to bed for the season, we gathered to reflect, celebrate and bring closure to our New England agricultural season. This is the first gathering of this type […]

Gan Ruth

Since the beginning of our recorded history Jewish tradition has celebrated the sacred relationship between human beings and the earth.  As early as the first few paragraphs of the Hebrew Scriptures we are instructed as to how to treat the good earth that G-d gave us as an inheritance.  At first glance it seems that […]

Synagogue Gardens Sprout Up

Synagogue Gardens Sprout Up

This originally appeared in the Jewish Journal. By Amy Sessler Powell Synagogue gardens on the North Shore are sprouting up much like the fresh green chard and tall tomato plants within their boundaries. During this growing season, three local synagogues, Temple Sinai in Marblehead, Temple Shalom in Salem and Temple B’nai Abraham in Beverly, have […]