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Interfaith farming fellow
STONY POINT CENTER's 6th Annual "Farm the Land Grow the Spirit" Summer Institute is gearing up for the upcoming 2015 season. This unique free opportunity brings together young adults ages 19-29 from the three Abahamic faiths; Jewish, Muslim and Christian, to work and live in community at the Stony Point Conference Center in Stony Point, New York, just 35 miles north of New York City, located on a beautiful 32 acre campus near the Hudson River and Harriman State Park.
A project of the Community of Living Traditions, a diverse multifaith intentional community dedicated to radical hospitality, nonviolence, social justice and earthcare. The 7.5-week program includes farming, learning the common threads in our faith traditions and working together for social and environmental justice. The celebration of Shabbat, Ramadan and sharing wisdom and cultural traditions is all part of the experience.There will be field trips to houses of worship from the three faiths and opportunities to visit New York City and enjoy the river and mountains. Special guest teachers will be part of the program along with the residential community members. Jewish teachers this summer include Rabbi Arthur Waskow and Rabbi Phyllis Berman. Some scholarship money is available for travel expenses based on need.
Apply on the website.
JEWISH FARM SCHOOL and EDEN VILLAGE CAMP are seeking farm-education apprentices. f you are a young adult seeking hands-on experience growing food, gaining practical skills, and developing as a Jewish environmental educator, work with us at Eden Village Camp, one hour north of New York City. We are seeking six or seven individuals for a six-month paid apprenticeship from April 14 through Oct. 18, 2013.
Apprentices receive full room and board for the duration of the program, as well as a stipend of $2,000.
Applications are now being accepted.
To apply, please click here.
HAZON is seeking people to fill multiple positions.
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WILDERNESS TORAH is a young Jewish nonprofit organization with a mission to awaken and celebrate the earth-based traditions of Judaism to nourish the connections between self, community, earth and spirit.
As an intern, you will be instrumental in taking Wilderness Torah to the next level and will be part of a fun, dedicated and passionate group of people.
Projects may include:
- Coordinating Wilderness Torah's Pilgrimage Festivals;
- Researching fundraising opportunities and donors, planning events, tracking;
- Creating web content, updating the website, managing marketing emails;
- Compiling market research and analyzing data from event evaluations;
- Finding new avenues to market Wilderness Torah’s events and doing media outreach;
- Assisting with accounting, data entry and other database projects.
- Excellent organizational skills, general computer and web savvy, and a commitment to connecting Judaism and the earth;
- You should be self-directed, committed and able to work well in a less structured work environment.
- Develop your organizing, research and technical skills;
- Learn about what it’s like to get a nonprofit organization off the ground;
- Get one-on-one support from experienced staff members and volunteers;
- Participate in Wilderness Torah’s programming free of charge;
- Obtain experience you can include on your resume;
- Get to know amazing people in the earth-based Jewish community and beyond;
- Be a part of an exciting and growing movement and organization;
- Work at the David Brower Center in Berkeley;
- Make a difference — to this organization and to the world.
This is an unpaid internship for approximately 10-20 hours/week. WIlderness Torah is more than happy to work with students to receive school credits where available. Interns are directly supervised by an experienced staff member.
URBAN ADAMAH is a residential leadership-training program for young adults that integrates urban organic farming, social-justice work and progressive Jewish living and learning. Fellows will operate an organic farm and educational center in Berkeley, Calif., while interning with community-based social-justice organizations addressing issues at the intersection of poverty, food security and environmental stewardship. The Urban Adamah curriculum is designed to equip fellows with the tools to become agents of positive change in their own lives and in their communities. Twelve Urban Adamah fellows will be selected to participate.
Admission to Urban Adamah is rolling. Click here for full application information.
Summer camp staff
EDEN VILLAGE CAMP (EVC) seeks exceptional, kind summer staff to inspire and empower campers toward a vision of a vibrant, sustainable Jewish community and world. Many leadership and career-building summer positions are available, as well as a full-time office administrator role. Working at Eden Village Camp is a unique opportunity to join an inspired, land-based, kid-centered Jewish community.
EVC is looking for staff members who want to:
- Leave pop culture at the door and foster campers' healthy connections with nature, each other, themselves, and their Judaism;
- Eat organic, made-from-scratch, farm-to-table meals (mostly vegetarian with vegan and gluten-free options);
- Put campers' and camp's needs before your own as you live, play and work with kids 23 hours a day, 6 days a week;
- Live in a pluralistic Jewish community that honors diverse Jewish experiences (EVC is strictly kosher and shomer-Shabbat-friendly);
- Turn compost on the farm, make herbal salves, immerse in nature, milk goats, sing, explore swamps, bake in outdoor cob ovens.
Positions include madrichim (counselors) and senior specialist and leadership positions including tribe (unit) leaders, teen mentors, and music, wilderness, and science specialists.
Applications are now being accepted. Full details can be found by clicking here.
EDEN VILLAGE CAMP and JEWISH FARM SCHOOL seek two farm interns/counselors for the new Eden Village Farm. The internship begins in April and runs through October and offers a unique mix of responsibilities and learning opportunities. In the spring, interns will work alongside the farm manager to create the two-acre farm. In the summer, interns will work as farm counselors for Eden Village Camp. In the fall, interns will continue to work on the farm and serve as educators for various programs.
- Introduction to permaculture;
- Natural-building projects;
- Social-justice training for environmental educators;
- Participating in a local network of young farmers;
- Jewish environmental and agricultural education;
- Seed saving and food storage.
- Enthusiasm for working the land learning new skills;
- Ability to work well with others;
- Experience working with children;
- Familiarity with the sustainable agriculture and food-justice movements.
- Assisting farm manager in day-to-day farm work;
- Serving as educators for a variety of programs before and after camp;
- Working with volunteers throughout the growing season;
- Working with campers on farm and garden projects throughout the summer;
- Assisting with coordinating various on-site programs on-site including the Shavuot and Succot festivals, Eco Beit Midrash, and farmer skill-share retreat.
- Farm stipend for April through June;
- Counselor salary for the summer;
- Educator stipend for fall programs;
- Housing for duration of position;
- Meals while camp and programs are in session.
Applications are now being accepted.
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with "Eden Village Farm Intern" in the subject line. Applications accepted until position is filled.
Are you looking to live the land? Dine on organic food that you grow yourself? Bake in a thermal-mass oven? Build durable mud buildings? Recycle everything? Want to do all of this in Israel?
ECO ISRAEL, based on the Hava & Adam eco-educational farm between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, offers English-speaking Jewish young adults, ages 18—30, a 5-month professional apprenticeship and coursework in permaculture and sustainable living. Upon completion of the program, participants will receive an internationally recognized certificate in permaculture design. Eco Israel is an intimate program that offers participants the opportunity to explore how ecology, Judaism and Israel come together in a working model of a self-sustaining ecological community.
Applications for Eco Israel are now being accepted. Most Eco Israel participants are eligible to receive very generous scholarships from Masa Israel. Download your application here.
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