JOFEE Network Gathering

Aug 29, 2019 - Sep 1, 2019

Walker Creek Ranch, Petaluma , California

Registration opens March 1

Overview:

Experience the world of professional Jewish outdoor engagement like never before at the forth annual JOFEE Network Gathering. Professionals, Families, Community Members, and Students are all welcome!

We will:

  • Engage with pressing issues around sustainability, food systems, gender, social justice, and Jewish connections to the land.
  • Dive deep into JOFEE teachings, wisdom, and emerging innovations.
  • Explore the Bay Area of California and while learning from local leaders dedicated to reviving land and neighborhoods in urban areas.
  • Experience Shabbat together, as one community, in the beautiful hills of Petaluma, California.

Expect:

  • Unique opportunities to explore Urban Admah through  a pre-conference experience on site in Berkeley.
  • Exceptional speakers, teachers, leaders, and participants from all around the world
  • To experience community like never before in the urban/rural setting of the Bay Area, California
  • A memorable Shabbaton filled with good friends, great vibes, and communal services.

The JOFEE Network Gathering is the annual gathering place for thought leaders, enthusiasts, and program professionals throughout the Jewish Outdoor, Food, Farming and Environmental Education world. Explore new opportunities for networking, coalition-building, and hands-on activities to engage youth, young adults, families, and more with meaningful Jewish experiences.

Pre Conference Experience:

We will gather at Urban Adamah Thursday, August 29 for a full day of programming and exploration on the Farm.

view last year’s schedule

See below for our partners and our amazing speakers and draft schedule.

Partners – 2018

This year, we are so excited to be partnering with:

  • Urban Adamah, Wilderness Torah, Pearlstone Center
  • Jim Joseph Foundation: the founding supporter of the JOFEE Fellowship and JOFEE Network Gathering we are pleased to thank the Jim Joseph Foundation again for their support of our programming this year
  • Jewish Initiative For Animals (JIFA): who are bringing guidance and support to our animal welfare initiatives around dining.

 

Speakers:

We will be sharing the 2019 JOFEE Network Gathering speakers in early summer.