Lunch & Learn: Crafting a Jewish Agricultural Ethic

Oct/03 12:15 pm -
Oct/03 01:30 pm

Gratz College Reading Room

What Jewish traditions teach us about our relationship to food, farming, and community.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 12:15pm to 1:30pm

Gratz College Reading Room

Crafting a Jewish Agricultural Ethic: What Jewish traditions teach us about our relationship to food, farming, and each other.

The Jewish agricultural laws make up 1/6th of the entire Mishna, and serve as a foundation for many aspects of our lives, even those less directly related to farming. Many of these laws are designed to protect the most vulnerable members of our community. In this session, we will explore the history of farming in Jewish tradition, and ask how we can take these ancient practices and their underlying values and bring them to life in a diverse and contemporary context. 

$20 (Program includes a kosher lunch.)


Nati Passow
Co-Founder & Executive Director of The Jewish Farm School
Nati Passow has been a leader in the field of Jewish environmental education for over 10 years, was selected to the Jewish Week's "36 Under 36," and was a recipient of the Joshua Venture Group Fellowship for Jewish Social Entrepreneurs. Under his direction, JFS was named by Slingshot as one of the most innovative Jewish organizations in North America for three years. Prior to forming Jewish Farm School, Nati ran an award-winning garden construction program for the Urban Nutrition Initiative in Philadelphia and led service–learning trips in the developing world for American Jewish World Service. Nati has studied sustainable building design and natural building and is a certified Permaculture designer, and holds a B.A. in Religion and Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.