My Adamah experience allowed me to see a clearer path between my spiritual life and my day-to-day ecological lifestyle choices.
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I was enthralled seeing wave after wave of proud Jews, many with shofar in hand and many new to climate activism, interspersed among countless other people of faith.
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Since I participated in a Hazon Jewish Food Festival, I give more mindful consideration to eating and purchasing food from a Jewish perspective.
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California Ride & Retreat
May 7, 2015 - May 10, 2015
Walker Creek Ranch, Petaluma, CA

A weekend of riding and relaxing. Ride for two days along the Pacific coast, through Marin County and into San Francisco. Non-riders can join for Shabbat or as crew.

New York Ride & Retreat
Sep 4, 2015 - Sep 7, 2015
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

Join the People of the Bike for our annual fully-supported ride and retreat. This exciting, diverse community Shabbat and cycling experience is open for people of all cycling levels and ages.

Leading Green: Creating a Sustainable Future for the Jewish Community and Beyond
Feb 10, 2015 - 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
UJA Federation of New York, New York, New York

At the Leading Green conference, you’ll learn how Jewish communities are meeting the challenge of climate change and strengthening Jewish life.

Torah Yoga: Uncovering the Hidden Light
Feb 11, 2015 - Feb 16, 2015
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

Experience the wonder of Torah study and the groundedness of yoga practice with Nancy Wolfson, Rachel Dewan, Ashira Katz, and Mark Russo – a team four gifted teachers who each were trained by Diane Bloomfield and Rabbi Myriam Klotz in Elat Chayyim’s Yoga and Jewish Spirituality Teacher Training Program. All levels welcome.

Talmud Circle Institute
Feb 16, 2015 - Feb 20, 2015
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

Using the English edition of the Talmud with commentary by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, The Talmud Circle Institute is dedicated to the study Talmud as a Jewish spiritual practice for all levels of students.

Rabbis' Retreat
Feb 23, 2015 - Feb 26, 2015
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

Enjoy a shmita from the rigors of rabbinic work while you decompress and nourish your body, mind, and soul.

Jewish LGBTQ & Ally Teen Shabbaton
Feb 27, 2015 - Mar 1, 2015
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

A weekend of fun, community, and learning for and by Jewish LGBTQ and allied teens! Meet new friends, learn about LGBTQ organizing and identities, and celebrate a lakeside Shabbat with a warm, vibrant community of LGBTQ and ally teens and adults.

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