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Intro to Earth-Based Judaism Series (4 classes)

Sunday, April 28 to Sunday, June 2 @ 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

All classes: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this four-part class, we will gather in lovely locations across the Farm to explore 4 basic pathways into the spiritual revolution called Earth-Based Judaism -- and how to bring those pathways back into your life. The goal is more resilience, earth-love, responsibility, and joy.

Our learning will include sacred Jewish texts, hearty conversation, on-our-feet exploration and play, and moments of quiet reflection.  The class will be nourished by the connections we forge with each other as much as by the content we explore, and that’s why we are capping registration at 30.

This series is open to adults of all ages, identities, abilities, and experience levels. You do not need to identify as Jewish to attend!

$100/person for whole series (4 classes). We strongly encourage registrants to attend all 4 classes. We are unable to prorate for partial attendance or offer refunds.

All classes will be taught by Coastal Roots Farm's Director of Jewish Life, Rebecca Joy Fletcher.

Part One: Sunday April 14th – SOIL, FOOD & EATING
We’ll explore: Farming, Feeding, and Eating in partnership with the Divine.
We’ll play with: regenerative farming walk; gratitude meditation; soil & soul exercise, "minyan" game.
We’ll gather at: Farm Green & Education Gardens.

Part Two: Sunday April 28th – KINSHIP WITH NATURE
We’ll explore:  Our underlying kinship the natural world and nature as teacher – through the lens of Jewish wisdom.
We'll play with: feeling the whole exercise; trees as teachers exploration; diversity & oneness partner walk.
We’ll gather at: The Food Forest

Part Three: Sunday May 12th – SUN & MOON
We'll explore: The Jewish (lunar & solar) calendar as anchor to nature's cycles, and the moon as sacred guide.
We'll play with: Linear vs spiral time game; circles of Jewish calendar exercise; moon as teacher exploration and artmaking.
We'll gather at: Native plants garden/California Live Oak circle.

Part Four: Sunday May 19th: WISE ACTION
We'll explore: Consciously cultivating more grounding, joy, courage, and wise action as we face the unfolding climate emergency. Jewish tradition can help!
We'll play with: hope in the body exercise; our ancestors' support exercise; mourning & joy movements; wise action next-steps.
We'll gather at: Stem Lab in Upper Food Forest.