When the Land Takes its Rest: An Introduction to Shmita - the Year of Unfarming

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Monday, August 23, 6pm to 7pm EDT

The Shmita year is rapidly approaching. Join CBST's Green Team and Nati Passow, Operations Manager for Dayenu: A Jewish Call for Climate Action, for this exploration of how Shmita holds enormous promise for society, the economy, and the environment. We will unpack the biblical understanding of farming, discover what the Shmita year is and how it relates to a wider blueprint that our tradition offers us to build a more just and equitable food system, and reflect on the ways its deep lessons can be meaningful for us as individuals and a community today.  

Nati Passow has been a leader in the Jewish environmental movement for the past two decades. He co-founded and served as Executive Director of the Jewish Farm School for 15 years, overseeing hundreds of programs for children, college students, and adults. Nati now works as the Operations Manager for Dayenu: A Jewish Call for Climate Action. When not working, he can be found biking, tending his garden, and sharing food with family and friends in West Philadelphia.