Time & Location
Nov 04, 2021, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
About the Event
Jewish Farmer Network Kehillah (Community) Calls
Join us to check in with the Jewish Farmer Network Community, hear from our friends at Linke Fligl (a queer Jewish chicken farm and cultural organizing project) about their work, and have an opportunity to reflect on our own Shmita journeys!
**photo for this event is courtesy of Linke Fligl
Linke Fligl Crew Bios:
Sol Yael Weiss: Sol (they/them) lives, prays, and farms on Schaghticoke Mohican land as part of the core team at Linke Fligl. They are a non-binary trans white Ashkenazi printmaker, illustrator and organizational development nerd who loves catching songs, building queer family and dreaming of a rematriated & land-based collective future. Their work is guided by their inquiry into what ecology, community and tradition can teach us about overcoming oppressive systems, healing and building new worlds.
Lila Glenn Rimalovski: Lila glenn rimalovski (she/her) is a playful, prayerful, and listening being finding home on land and within herself amidst tall trees, her ancestors, and non-hierarchical earth-based community. she weaves through social and ecological soils as an earthworker, herbal medicine maker, community educator, and cooperative organizer, currently in deep relationship with land projects working towards rematriation, ancestral healing, and collective stewardship. lila currently finds home on Mahican land in so-called Great Barrington, MA.
Ollie Schwartz: Ollie (no pronouns) fell in love with Linke Fligl in 2018 and never looked back. Ollie is an organizer by night facilitating with Jewish Voice for Peace and Resource Generation, a non-profit educator by day teaching at Smith College, Mount Holyoke College and University of Massachusetts Amherst, and cultural worker by chag (holy days) leading with Linke Fligl and a founding member of Nishmat Shoom and Anti-Zionist Shabbat!
Margot Seigle: Margot (they/them) is a community builder, cultural organizer and music maker who believes our vibrant queer Jewish diasporist future is both here and on its way. Margot is a co-founder of Linke Fligl and Let My People Sing! who loves Shabbos, direct communication and slow cooking meat.. They come from a lineage of Eastern European Jews who assimilated into whiteness in the Chicago suburbs and currently live in the Hudson Valley on occupied Schagticoke / Mohican land.
Chana Rusanov: Chana (they/them) has been raising chickens and thinking about diasporism with Linke Fligl since spring 2018, following two seasons as a farm apprentice with ADAMAH. They care deeply about being in vulnerable relationship with Torah, and try to bring others into their explorations of ancient text, queerness and liberatory Jewish practice. They also love ketchup, danishes, good black tea and poetry.
More about our monthly community calls:
In these strange times, we feel it's important to check-in with each other and offer some loving community support. Join members of the Jewish Farmer Network community for a monthly check-in on the first Thursday of every (Gregorian) month.
Look forward to guest speakers from our community, agricultural Torah learning, break-out groups with Jewish Farmers from across the world, and some fun updates from the JFN team!
We started these community calls at the beginning of the pandemic they have become a monthly tradition. Together we mark the movement of time, celebrate the season and learn from our inspirational community members.
All are welcome!
This monthly offering is free!
If you are able, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support our work HERE
Thursday, November 4th, 2021 7:30-9:00pm EST