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The Torah of Farming is an introduction to the foundational texts of Jewish agricultural wisdom, developed specifically by and for Jewish Farmers.  Join us for a 7 week online educational journey through ancient, visionary Jewish agricultural wisdom!

 

The goal of this class is to connect Jewish farmers with 

  1. the relevant agricultural wisdom and practices of the Jewish tradition 

  2. each other! 

This course is for you if you…

          🍅 are Jewish AND a current, lapsed, or aspiring farmer 

          🌽 want to learn about Jewish agricultural texts, ethics, and wisdom

          🍉 want to connect and build community with other Jewish farmers!

         🌻 have been yearning for someone to lay down the basics of Jewish farming for you!

 

The details:

  • Sliding scale $54 - $108 with scholarships available

  • Capacity limited to 36 Participants!

  • November 7th- December 19th 2023 from 7:30-9pm EST/ 4:30-6pm PT!

What topics will be covered?

  • Jewish agricultural calendar, Shabbat, and Shmita

  • Jewish approaches to animal, soil, and tree stewardship

  • Jewish food justice principles

Week 1: Getting to know you/weaving our stories as modern Jewish farmers into the story of the Jewish people - 

Week 2: Jewish Agricultural Calendar 
Week 3: Shabbat/ Shmitah/ Yovel as radical rest for farmers and their land 
Week 4: Jewish Food Justice 
Week 5:Jewish Livestock Ethics
Week 6: Jewish Soil Stewardship  
Week 7: Land Stories, Diaspora, and Our Relationships to Place 

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  • Torah of Farming Fall 2023
    Torah of Farming Fall 2023
    Tue, Nov 07
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    Nov 07, 2023, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM EST
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    The Torah of Farming is an introduction to the foundational texts of Jewish agricultural wisdom, developed specifically by and for Jewish Farmers. Join us for a 7 week online educational journey through ancient, visionary Jewish agricultural wisdom!
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FAQ

Do I have to live in a specific location in order to participate? No! You are welcome to join from wherever you are.

Am I Jewish “enough” to participate? Yes!!! Jewish Farmer Network formed from the need and desire for a Jewish community that centers and uplifts Jewish agrarians, from every point of the kaleidoscope of Jewish (and agricultural!) identity, background, and experience. We are not gatekeepers or arbiters of who is Jewish. If you hold Jewish heritage or identity, you are welcome. If you come from a multi-tradition household/family, you are welcome. If you are a Jew-by-choice, you are welcome. If you have never stepped into a Jewish space before, you are especially welcome. Come as you are, as you are. We are thrilled to meet you, to learn from you, and to craft ever-more accessible spaces for learning and connection.

Do I need to be a farmer to apply? No! Farmers and agriculturalists of all kinds, at any stage of your journey (current, future, lapsed, retired, questioning) are welcome to apply! We welcome gardeners, seed keepers, shepherds, land stewards, landscapers, vintners, brewers, compost people, foragers, arborists, fermenters, herbalists, natural crafts makers, hydroponics people, aquaponics practitioners and other food system folks. If you are or are seeking to be in relationship with land and/or the abundance of the earth, we know there’s something for you here. Even if you’re just curious, you are welcome to apply. However, the content of this course is crafted for and by farmers and as such, the material is specifcially geared towards the experiences of those who are active farmers.

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