First Annual Shmittah Summit

Co-sponsored by Hazon

March 12-13, 2012
Pearlstone Conference & Retreat Center
5425 Mt. Gilead Road
Reisterstown, MD

Join grassroots activists and top leaders for two days of compelling Jewish learning, community organizing, action and advocacy.

  • Explore Jewish texts, contemporary issues and current legislation in order to make Shmittah real, both now and during the next Shmittah year.
  • Use Shmittah as a context for understanding crucial societal issues such as climate change, food and agriculture.
  • Travel to Washington, D.C. to impact federal policy relating to Shmittah issues, as part of a broad coalition of Jewish organizations.
  • Generate action steps and plans, beyond public policy, for our communities to enact during the next Shmittah year.

Who should come?

  • Jewish Community Relations Council advocates
  • Congregational leaders
  • College students
  • Farmers
  • Jewish educators
  • Federation professionals


For more information, contact Lisa Bodziner at or 410-429-4400.

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