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Signature Grant

Promoting Innovative Education through Farm-Based Learning

Promoting Innovative Education through Farm-Based Learning

Through this grant, Abundance Farm sought to fully integrate experiential, farm-based education into Jewish educational life on its campus. In 2014, Abundance Farm broke ground to create a one-acre food justice farm and outdoor classroom. All of the produce grown on the Farm is donated to clients of the neighboring Northampton Survival Center. The Farm hosts holiday farm festivals, Kabbalat Shabba...

Ignition Grant

A Synagogue in the Woods: Bringing nature into our 21st Century synagogue and bringing our 21st Century Synagogue into nature

A Synagogue in the Woods: Bringing nature into our 21st Century synagogue and bringing our 21st Century Synagogue into nature

A Synagogue in the Woods: Bringing Nature into Our 21st Century Synagogue and Bringing Our 21st Century Synagogue into Nature enables Temple Beth Shalom to kick-start Jewish environmental education opportunities for individuals of all ages and stages.

Ignition Grant

B’nai Mitzvah Nature-Mentoring Rite of Passage Program

B’nai Mitzvah Nature-Mentoring Rite of Passage Program

Wilderness Torah through the B’nai Mitzvah Nature-Mentoring Rite of Passage Program developed an initiative that serves Jewish youth ages 11-to-13 through experiential educational and personal development activities tying Jewish identity to the environment. Ignition Grantee Reflections: Impacts and Learnings “Where are we now, what did we accomplish, and what have we learned?” “This is not...

Signature Grant

Mekor Hayim: Water and Its Meaning - An Inter-disciplinary Curricular Project on Judaism and the Environment

Mekor Hayim: Water and Its Meaning - An Inter-disciplinary Curricular Project on Judaism and the Environment

To further develop Mekor Hayim, a interdisciplinary curriculum on Judaism and the environment, and to pilot it in five schools.

Signature Grant

Kayam Jewish Gardening Collective

Kayam Jewish Gardening Collective

The Kayam Jewish Gardening Collective enabled a diverse group of Jewish institutions in the Baltimore area to create educational gardens or orchards as venues to use Kayam-developed curricula focused on Jewish environmental values and teachings. Through this grant, ten gardens were established representing a variety of demographic groups (early childhood, college students, special needs, seniors, ...

Signature Grant

Home for Dinner: Hazon Jewish Family Meals Initiative

Home for Dinner: Hazon Jewish Family Meals Initiative

To develop Home for Dinner, a synagogue-driven food-based initiative to be piloted in the San Francisco Bay Area to promote, support and enhance Jewish family life with development of resource and how-to guides, and an educational and training network for synagogue school officials. American family life, including American Jewish family life, has spun more and more out of control, with overschedu...

Signature Grant

M'chadshei Ma'aseh Breisheet: An Integrated Middle School Curriculum on Judaism and the Environment

M'chadshei Ma'aseh Breisheet: An Integrated Middle School Curriculum on Judaism and the Environment

“To fund a one-year planning process for an integrated middle school curriculum addressing Judaism and the environment. The curriculum incorporates rabbinics, science, the arts, and service environmental programs. As part of the project, The Schechter Day School Network published a source book on water and Judaism, Mekor Hayyim, (the Source of Life) developed and compiled by Rabbi Lawrence T...

Ignition Grant

Jewish Children's Gardening Curriculum

Jewish Children's Gardening Curriculum

The Jewish Community Center of Asheville developed The Jewish Children’s Gardening Curriculum, integrating Jewish values and culture with environmental sustainability. The curriculum included a gardening and growing activities specific to different age groups and based on Jewish environmental values and the Jewish holiday calendar.  It consisted of structured weekly lessons, subsequent related ...

Ignition Grant

Jumpstarting Congregational Education

Jumpstarting Congregational Education

Through its Jumpstarting Congregational Education project, Teva Learning Center developed a new curriculum and educator-training program specifically designed for congregational school settings. Ignition Grantee Reflections: Impacts and Learnings “Where are we now, what did we accomplish, and what have we learned?” “We believe firmly that this is exemplary Jewish education that engages stude...

Ignition Grant

Environmental Engagement in Orthodox Day Schools: An Educational Strategy

Environmental Engagement in Orthodox Day Schools: An Educational Strategy

Canfei Nesharim developed an educational strategy surrounding Environmental Engagement in Orthodox Day Schools, which identified the best products, plans, and venues with which to integrate environmental consciousness and action into Orthodox day schools. Ignition Grantee Reflections: Impacts and Learnings “Where are we now, what did we accomplish, and what have we learned?” “The grant was i...