*Peer-to-peer gatherings are places for you to connect with those with similar interests in your neighborhoods and community, whether around a garden bed, dinner table, or on a hike! If you have a great idea for bringing Jewish friends, peers and new acquaintances together, you can create and host a series of peer-to-peer gatherings. Hosts are matched with a peer coach and given up to $750 for their gatherings. MazelTogether is offering peer-to-peer grants specifically for Seed to Table attendees.
So, show up, get inspired, and then get a grant to put your community-building ideas into action!
Becca Weaver is passionate about sustainable agriculture, revitalizing Jewish practice, and building a more empowered, self-reliant, and resilient society. As the Boulder J's Farm and Sustainability Director, she believes that hands-on, experiential activities on the farm that are rooted in Jewish tradition are an effective and fun way to build community around these principles.
Greta Dupuis is the Community Cultivator and Community Outreach Project Manager with BBB Seed, a Boulder seed company that provides high quality, open-pollinated, non-GE seed. Greta received her degree in Environmental Science at the University of Vermont.
Marc Soloway is the rabbi of Congregation Bonai Shalom in Boulder. He was recognized by the Forward as one of America’s most inspiring rabbis and honored by the White House as one of 12 faith leaders who are “Champions of Change” for their environmental leadership. He is a member of Hazon’s national Board of Directors and co-chair of its Rabbinical Council.
Chef Shellie Kark is a local acclaimed chef and culinary educator, passionately dedicated to inspiring and educating around food and cooking bringing renewed joy and communion back to the kitchen and the table. She has worked in renowned restaurants, is a culinary professor at Johnson and Wales University, routinely tests recipes for published cookbooks and consults with health and wellness organizations.
Kevin Karl received his B.A. in Sustainable Agriculture from Evergreen State College, where he gained a deep understanding of the ecological principles that guide organic agriculture. He has since started two organic vegetable farming business – in Minnesota and Ontario, respectively - both successful enterprises that are still in business today.
Rhea Kennedy, Gallaudet University. Rhea is a Washington, D.C.-based writer, teacher, and urban gardener. She has published work in The Washington Post, Grist.org, Tablet Magazine, and The Jewish Daily Forward. As a lecturer at Gallaudet, Rhea teaches several courses related to local food. This spring marks her fourth year on the board of Hillel at Gallaudet and her fourteenth year growing in D.C. soil.
Zachary Goldberg, Ramah in the Rockies and Congregation Bonai Shalom, Zach is a farmer, educator, and community organizer, who recently worked at Eden Village Camp, where he designed innovative and regenerative garden spaces. He has worked on food system projects around the world, including Philadelphia, Israel, Barbados, and Montreal. Zach holds a B.Sc. from McGill School of Environment.
Deborah Skovron, Circle Talk, Deborah, Deb Skovron has had over 25 years of experience as a non-profit consultant, strategic planner and trainer. She spends her spare time digging in the dirt and marveling at the miracle of combining seeds with water and soil.
Aaron Ney, Ekar Farm Executive Director, is leading the way in sustainable agriculture practices, food justice, as well as believes all should know where we get our food. EKAR is Denver's first urban Jewish communal farm and garden. Their mission: Grow. Learn. Sustain. Enjoy. Repeat.
Tricia Bebber, Kindergarten Teacher and Farm Educator at the Jay and Rose Phillips Early Childhood Center at the Boulder JCC has a passion to teach children about food, plants, animals and the outdoors. Just recently, Tricia became a member of the Milk and Honey Farm chicken co-op, she had a big WOW moment that she loves chickens and goats!
Ethan Page (firstname.lastname@example.org) of Urban Farm Colorado. I have a background in environmental science and agriculture and have been working with Urban Farm CO for 3 years. Hanna Williams (email@example.com) of Space and Thyme, LLC Space & Thyme Gardens, a boutique garden design and installation company, focuses on edible, medicinal, and drought tolerant species in the home landscape.
Krisan Christensen honed her growing skills at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, managing the half-acre in ground greenhouse and has recently moved back to Colorado to start her own highly intensified, diversified vegetable farm growing only open pollinated varieties using low till farming practices. Yosef Camire runs Ahava Farm in Peyton, CO.
Beth Steinhorn is a nationally-recognized leader, writer, and innovator in volunteer engagement and nonprofit management. Throughout her 25+ year career with nonprofit organizations, Beth has helped organizations and their leadership achieve their missions through strategic and innovative engagement. As President of JFFixler Group, Beth leads consultations, facilitates workshops, coaches executives, presents keynote addresses, and publishes blogs and articles.
Alan Greenberg works as a nutrition consultant at his business, Restoration Nutrition. He holds a certificate as a Nutrition Consultant from the Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts and is Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition® (Cand.). Bryan Goldstein - Bryan leads the sustainable food effort and ritual food interpretation at the Moishe House Boulder, an organization that puts on events for Jews in there 20s and 30s. He also works for a bee company handling honey, herbs, and ferments.
Maggid Charna Rosenholtz, MA, holds a degree in comparative Religious Studies from Naropa University. She is a certified facilitator with Matrix Leadership Institute and the Right Use of Power Guild. She has presented on issues of Hebrew wisdom and spirituality to all age groups. Charna received a maggidic smichah from Reb Zalman Schacter-Shalomi and Rabbi Tirzah Firestone in 2007 and ordination as a Spiritual Director in 2017. She is currently enrolled in Aleph’s Rabbinic Program.
Tricia Bebber is the Kindergarten teacher at the Boulder JCC Phillips Early Childhood Center. Tricia works closely with the Milk and Honey Farm to bring this learning environment to her classroom. The inspiration she gains as a steward of the earth through the farm and garden drives her passion as an educator and a mother.
Financial need? Please contact Becky@Hazon.org.
We encourage you to be mindful of your method of transport to the JCC.
Carpool! Car rides are better with friends, and for the planet!
Catch the bus! We're lucky to have a JUMP stop located directly in front of the JCC.
Find the service schedule here
Bike or walk! Take advantage of the JCC's bicycle racks and the Boulder area's miles of paths to make this eco-minded choice.
A delicious boxed lunch will be catered by La Vie Catering, a Denver-based, kosher catering company. All options will be vegetarian and kosher and we are excited to be incorporating locally-grown ingredients. When completing your registration form, please check your preferred sandwich option so that we can be sure to have the right amounts for everyone.
This event is designed for adults of all ages and teens. Those 13 and older will find it a great fit. Children’s programming is not provided and childcare is not available.
Milk and Honey Farm at the J is a 2+ acre educational sustainable farm that brings the greater community together via experiential programs and activities designed to ignite wonder and discovery, grounded in vast Jewish heritage, tradition, and values. it provides a place for individuals to connect on the simplest level with soil, plants, animals, and people, for the health and wellbeing of themselves and the larger community. Milk and Money Farm is located adjacent to the Boulder JCC building on Boulder Jewish Commons.
Hazon brings resources and expertise directly to the Denver and Boulder areas to strengthen and support existing Jewish institutions and start-ups. We work with local leaders and organizations to respond to their expressed needs and desires to build and strengthen Jewish outdoor, food, farming and environmental programs. Hazon catalyzes existing energy and passion, gives people a sense of Jewish possibility, seeds programs and ideas, and supports nascent leaders, so that a growing range of programs and experiences transform people’s lives and materially strengthen the Jewish community overall. We work to create a healthier and more sustainable Jewish community, and a healthier and more sustainable world for all.