Hazon Educational Library: Shomrei Adamah
Shalom Institute Toddler Family Camp: Sukkot Style!
by Allison Blonder
Experience the magic of Jewish summer camp with your family! Enjoy action-packed (or leisurely) days and nights to create a lifetime of memories together. Celebrate Shabbat with the JCA community, learn more about Sukkot, enjoy an unplugged weekend in nature, and enjoy activities centered around the values of Kehilla (community) and Shomrei Adamah (keepers of the Earth).
Category: Group-building, Spiritual Nature Experience, Sukkot
Becoming Shomrei Adamah
by Bailey Lininger
This is a program that is intended to serve a large audience with a wide age range and little or no experience in the natural world or with nature-based Judaism. It is a stations-based program in which small groups (in this case, groups of 4-8) travel from activity to activity on a rotation, spending about twenty minutes at each station. In order to serve such a wide age range and interest/experience level, the stations are diverse in topic and activity, with the intention that all participants will find themselves challenged and engaged in at least a few of the activities, if not all.
Category: Food & Climate, Group-building, Nature Exploration, Sustainability
Tags: Families, Large group, Shabbat, Shabbaton, Shomrei Adamah, Stations
Age(s): Adults, B'nai Mitzvah, Early Childhood, Elementary, Families, Teens, Young Adults
Naamah and the Plants
by Rebecca Remis
Eden Village West
Before the flood while Noah was readying the animals, a midrash says his wife Naamah was collecting seeds and plants. Through this lens, we'll explore plant life cycles, seed saving, and Jewish ideas of sustainability.
Tags: farm and garden, Flood, Naamah, Noah, planting, seed-saving, Seeds, Shomrei Adamah
Age(s): B'nai Mitzvah, Teens