Thu, Sep 02|
Rosh Hashanah Community Call
We'll be doing some reflecting on the year that's past and some visioning for the Shmita year that lies in front of us with the help of our two wonderful guest speakers, Nili Simhai and Rabbi David Seidenberg!
Time & Location
Sep 02, 2021, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
About the Event
Jewish Farmer Network Kehillah (Community) Calls
We've missed you! Join us to check in with the Jewish Farmer Network Community, share what's new in your world and hear what's new from JFN.
We'll be doing some reflecting on the year that's past and some visioning for the Shmita year that lies in front of us with the help of our two wonderful guest speakers, Nili Simhai and Rabbi David Seidenberg! (more about our guest teachers below). Look forward to agricultural Torah learning, break-out groups with Jewish Farmers from around the world, and some fun updates from the JFN team!
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 fo time, celebrate the season and learn from our inspirational community memmebers.
All are welcome!
This monthly offering is free!
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Thursday, September 2, 2021 7:30-9:00pm EST
More about our guest teachers:
Nili Simhai is the Director of Environmental and Agricultural Education at Abundance Farm, an earth-based, community building venture in Northampton, MA that integrates Jewish tradition, regenerative agriculture, and food justice. Nili has spent the last 7 year cycle of the Jewish calendar learning how to scaffold the goals of a preschool, Hebrew school, food pantry, Jewish day school, synagogue and urban communal space to create a shared vision called a community farm. A recipient of the Covenant Award for excellence in Jewish education, she has been recognized for her leadership in counseling thousands of educators and Jewish spaces in the tenets of Jewish environmental education. Prior to this position Nili was a Director of Teva for fourteen years.
Rabbi David Seidenberg is the creator of neohasid.org and the Shmita scholar-in-residence (and moss gardener!) at Abundance Farm. David is also the author of Kabbalah and Ecology: God’s Image in the More-Than-Human World, and was ordained by both Jewish Theological Seminary and Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. He teaches around the world on Judaism and issues of ecology, animal rights, and human rights. He has been studying and writing about Shemitah for close to 40 years.