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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It's so "Olam HaBa" to be in a place where all streams of Judaism are honored and can interact.
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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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Jewish Intentional Communities Conference
Nov 20, 2014 - Nov 23, 2014
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

Join participants from across the country – including people who are already members of intentional communities as well as folks who are just curious and excited by the idea – as we learn from and share with each other, vision together, and plant seeds for communities to come.

Blues for Challah
Dec 12, 2014 - Dec 14, 2014
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

Our fourth annual Jewish Grateful DeadFest explores and celebrates the universe inspired and embodied by the Grateful Dead – and makes the connections between that universe and our Jewish tradition and culture.

The Elat Chayyim Meditation Retreat
Dec 21, 2014 - Dec 28, 2014
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

Silent sitting and walking meditation with instruction, musical chanting prayer sessions, including for Shabbat, silent meals to cultivate the practice of mindful eating, evening teachings that draw on Jewish & Buddhist sources, consultations with retreat leaders, and more.

Hazon Food Conference
Dec 29, 2014 - Jan 1, 2015
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

Join the thinkers and doers of the Jewish Food Movement for 4 days of inspiring lectures and discussions, expert cooking demonstrations and DIY projects, fun kids and family activities, rocking New Year’s party and delicious, consciously-prepared food.

Torah Yoga: Jewish Text Study & Iyengar Yoga
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. 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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