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Shomrei Adamah: Farm Field Trips
Thursday, August 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Shomrei Adamah (Keepers of the Earth) is an outdoor education program where kids ages 2-8 years old can explore the relationship between Jewish tradition and the land where we live. We’ll visit farms and homesteads around Franklin County, the unceded lands of the Nipmuc, Pocumtuck and Abenaki people, to explore a wide array of ways to engage with local agriculture and our ecosystem.
This is not a drop-off program; caregivers will have to stay throughout the program and enjoy the farm and garden scenes of Franklin County.
TIG members: $16/week or $88/ 6 weeks $8/week for each additional kid
Non-TIG members: $20/week or $100/ 6 weeks $10/week for each additional kid
Shomrei Adamah Educators
Simcha Halpert-Hanson (they/them) is a teacher, song facilitator, farmer, drummer, and ritual leader. Simcha has led tefillah (prayer) workshops, klaf (animal-based holy parchment) production workshops, text study sessions and facilitated rhythmic and songful prayer experiences in many communities across the Northeast. They’re the founder of Avodas Lev Western Mass and co-founder of the projects Nishmat Shoom, TransHallel, and Queer Jewish Farmers. Additionally, they have been working both large and small-scale organic vegetable farming for the last five growing seasons. Simcha is currently in their fourth year of rabbinical school at Hebrew College in Newton, MA.
Chelsea Taxman (she/her) is excited to join the summer program at Temple Israel // Shomrei Adamah for farm exploration with a Jewish lens. She is trained as trauma-informed clinical herbalist, raja yoga instructor, outdoor educator for kids and adults, and she was a 2019 JOFEE Fellow. Chelsea believes in magic, the beauty of every living thing, and enjoys fizzy herbal beverages!
COVID Policy: We will not require participants to wear masks for this outdoor event. If you, your child(ren) or anyone in your house has tested positive for COVID-19 up to 7 days before any of the events, please contact Alyssa as soon as possible before planning to attend the program.
If the program is financially prohibitive, please contact Alyssa at [email protected] to discuss alternatives.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.