Cosponsored by Afikomen Judaica, Congregation Beth El, Center for Jewish Studies, Chochmat HaLev, Beth Chaim Congregation, City Slicker Farms, Congregation Beth Israel, East Bay Federation, Ecology Center, Oakland Hebrew Day School,
EcoJews of the Bay, Hazon, East Bay Jewish Community Center, Kehillah Community Synagogue, Kevah, Netivot Shalom, OBUGS, PJ Library, Urban Worm, Tehiyah Day School, Edah and Wilderness Torah
Join us for more celebrations on the farm this September!
Check Out More Wild Jewish Opportunities From Our Friends at Wilderness Torah
B'naiture's 2-year journey uses nature as a vehicle to explore the transition from childhood to adolescence. Info session Sept 12, 7:30-8:30pm.
The harvest season is in full swing, and we are so grateful for our bounty. Thank you to all the volunteers, community partners, friends and supporters who help Urban Adamah grow so we can help nourish.
Join Urban Adamah staff and fellows for our unique Shabbat morning service, which includes chanting, movement, poetry and contemplative time on the farm, following the journey of the traditional Shabbat morning service. Avodat Lev (Service of the Heart) is designed to help us connect to ourselves, each other and to that which connects us all. No Hebrew language skills or any other experience of any kind is necessary. Join us at 10am for the service and stay for a potluck vegetarian brunch.
Avodat Lev: 10-11:30am
This event is free and open to the public, but please register in advance.
community under the full moon over San Pablo. We'll celebrate havdallah (the short, musical ceremony that separates Shabbat from the rest of the week) with a bonfire, fresh-popped organic popcorn, farm-brewed chai and, of course, an 80s Dance Party spun by Adam Berman aka DJ Donuts.
Bring a treat for our traditional dessert potluck (veggie only), warm clothes and your favorite mug. Come at 7pm for a drink and a shmooze. We'll make havdallah around 8pm and continue the evening with more music and dancing.
Advance tickets: sliding scale of $10-$20*
Tickets at the door: $15
Children under 13 are free
*Suggested donation of $15 covers the cost of drinks, snacks and use of the space.
I had a beautiful day today. I stood with my sister, a passionate rabbi serving the U.S. Navy as a chaplain, at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. We remembered our grandfather of blessed memory, who fought for America and shared hard-earned wisdom with his children and grandchildren.
I looked to my right and saw the Washington Monument. Looked to my left at the Lincoln Memorial. I read quotes engraved on massive stones. And I felt, to my core, one sad feeling: too much war.
Too. Much. War.
The quotes and certain retellings of history would have me believe that we fought for pure purposes: we fought for religious freedom, we fought to end slavery, we fought for freedom for all humanity, we fought to end tyranny. But it's also true that we fought (and fight) for economic interests. It&…