JOFEE- Jewish Outdoor, Food & Environmental Education) is making a huge impact on the Jewish community! We are excited to bring JOFEE inspired programs to you!
Gan/Alef (K/1) Gratitude and Mindfulness for our Food. Where does our food come from and what are the blessings? Text: The Earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof. Psalm24:1 Family Education Program: Visit to the Goat Co-op & planting seeds
Bet/Gimmel (2/3) Jewish Foods/Connections – l’dor v’dor, communities, & Israel, Text: And he spoke to me, this is the table that stands before God. Ezekiel 41:22 Family Education Program: Family Kugel cook off
Dalet (4) Caring for our bodies (shemirat haguf) Text: And God created humans in God’s own image, in the image of God. God created humans. Gen. 1:27 Family Education Program: Making a class cookbook of kosher, healthy recipes, followed by a potluck picnic using the recipes.
Hey (5) Mitzvah of Bal Taschit/No waste Text: He who has no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls. Proverbs 25:28 Family Education program: Using today’s resources wisely. Making recycled paper. A second program will be a hike in which we talk about how nature recycles and reuses.
Vav (6) Food Systems/Food justice Text: 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 not pick your vineyard bare, or gather the fallen fruit of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and the stranger: I the Lord am your God. Leviticus 19:9-10 Family Education Program: Family Hunger Banquet
B’nai Mitzvah Class (7) Ecology – In the Torah and Today Text: And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to till it (le’ovdah) and to tend it (leshomra). Gen. 2:15 L’shomra means to tend and also to guard. Family Education Program: Family Dinner in the Sukkah