Calling all Jewish farmers, farmers-to-be, and food enthusiasts: The Jewish Farm School, in partnership with Hillel, is offering two sustainable agriculture-based alternative break programs this summer:

May 23-30: Urban Agriculture and Food Justice break in Philadelphia
June 15-22: Sustainable Agriculture break at Oz Farm in Northern, California

Since 2006, The Jewish Farm School has, “fostered opportunities for Jews to reconnect with the process of working the land and growing food…[while staying] rooted in justice and Jewish traditions.” They teach and speak about agriculture in communities across the country, run multi-day, land-based workshops on organic gardening, Jewish sustainability, permaculture, and food access, and organize alternative break programs that leave participants ecologically and Jewishly empowered and inspired.

All snarky “Jews aren’t farmers” jokes aside, Jewish tradition has a deep agrarian history and traditions that extend as far back as early Israelite society all the way through to today. The Jewish Farm School, in partnership with Hillel, is helping to uncover those rich traditions, and bring sustainable food back to the center of Jewish life.

Interested, or know someone who might want to get their hands in the dirt this summer? Find out more and register at Jewish Farm School’s website.

And, coming soon! Keep your eyes peeled for a gorgeous photo journal of a recent JFS/Hillel alternative break.