Judaism, Food Justice & Agriculture

Passover is a holiday about food, and about the story of the Jewish people. But what about the story of the Jewish people’s food? We’ve written before about how Passover food can be exorbitantly expensive, and about people eating lots of processed not-so-good-for-you food on this holiday of our redemption. If this is making you think more carefully about where your food comes from–good! We have just the class for you!

The Jewish Farm School and Hebrew College are partnering to offer a week-long, intensive course exploring the intersection of Judaism, agriculture and contemporary food justice.

In this week-long, service learning experience, participants ages 18-25 will explore the relationship between Judaism and contemporary food justice. This unique seminar will include farm work, text study and meetings with activists, community leaders, and professionals. On the farm, and through volunteer service work, students will gain hands-on experience in sustainable agriculture techniques such as planting, harvesting and soil building. In the bet midrash (study hall) at Hebrew College, students will explore a variety of Jewish texts relating to contemporary environmental and food justice issues such as food security, worker rights, and land stewardship.

When: Sunday, June 3 — Sunday, June 10, 2012
Where: Sustainable farms in the Greater Boston Area and Hebrew College, Newton, MA
Who: Students and professionals, ages 18-25; others will be considered.
How: Tuition is $1000 + transportation; generous fellowships are available.
*College credit available for interested participants*
To apply click here.
To find out more about Fellowships available contact Rabbi Or Rose, 617-559-8636
To find out more about this program visit jewishfarmschool.org or contact Rabbi Jacob Fine
Application Due: May 1st, 2012

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