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The purpose to the community garden to express our faith through the core Jewish values of

 Feeding the Hungry

"And when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap all the way to the edges of your field, or gather the gleanings of your harvest; you shall leave them for the poor and the stranger. I the Eternal am your God. (Leviticus (23:22)

Isaiah 58:7, God commands us to "share [our] bread with the hungry and bring the homeless into [our] house."

Deuteronomy 15:7-10  "If there is among you a poor man, one of your brethren...you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother, but you shall open your hand to him, and lend him sufficient for his need, whatever it may be."

 

100% of the Produce will go to local Food Banks

 

 Protecting our Earth and Environment

One generation goes and another generation comes; but the Earth remains forever. (Kohelet 1:4)

promote sh'mirat ha-adamah - protection and renewal of the world.

Children from the religious school will be part of maintaining and helping in the garden thus these lessons will be shared among generations

 Building roots and connection with our greater community

As we care for our gardens, and dig in the dirt together, as well as harvest and eat together, we grow relationships within our own congregation, interfaith community, parallel garden in Israel, and with local businesses and organizations that hold these values, shared within

 Promote health wellbeing and self reliance

“human life is of infinite value in hebrew text.   the preservation of life supersedes almost all other considerations. We, as Jews, believe that God endowed humanity with the understanding and ability to become partners with God in making a better world.”

2. How to support the Garden

  • Volunteer to plant and weed, see below

  • Sponsor a garden accepting donations from families and from local businesses

  • Purchase organic foods at the grocery store, recycle, protect our environment at home and in the synagogue, engage in the spirit of it

 What to expect from the Garden

  • 5/6 beds will donate pounds and pounds of produce to the local food bank

  • One bed to support organic produce for the synagogue’s Onegs and events

  • Plans to build a parallel garden in a school in Israel

  • Celebrate Jewish holidays with the harvest and all its values

  • Learn about the biblical context of harvest and learn about how to do organic gardening at home