As we prepare to begin the shmita
year, join Hazon and the JCC for an afternoon of exploring the traditions and themes of agriculture and environmentalism, spiritual renewal, rethinking our relationship to the land, debt forgiveness, creativity, and more. As we explore the shmita
from its biblical roots to the teachings of Rav Kook to contemporary applications and interpretations, this afternoon will leave you energized and inspired.
2:30–3:50 pm Keynote Session
Moderated by Nigel Savage and Rabbi Ayelet S. Cohen
With Rabbi Jill Jacobs, Rabbi Dov Linzer, and Rabbi Julian Sinclair
4:00–5:50 pm Break-out sessions
With Shraga Bar On, Sarah Chandler, Orly Dabush Nitzan, Avital Geva, Noam Geva, Mirele Goldsmith, Rabbi Ari Hart, Rabbi David Ingber, Amichai Lau Lavie, Rabbi Joy Levitt, Rabbi Dov Linzer, Orli Moss, Dan Nadel, Shuli Passow, Joe Perlov, Zeevik Shafrir, Rabbi Julian Sinclair
6:00 pm Gallery Opening
Incubating Ideas and Cultivating Connections: The Greenhouse of Ein Shemer
Featuring the work of Avital Geva, and Frédéric Brenner, curated by Atar Geva
1:30–7:30 pm Farmers’ Market
Featuring products from Adamah
Co-presented with Hazon. Media Sponsor The Forward.
Co-sponsored 7 seeds, Ansche Chesed, B'nai Jeshurun, Congregation Habonim, Consulate General of Israel to New York, Darkhei Noam, Drisha Institute for Jewish Education, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Jewish Agency for Israel, The Jewish Theological Seminary, Lab/Shul, Limmud NY, Mechon Hadar, Neo Hasid, Romemu, Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, Society for the Advancement of Judaism, T'ruah, Uri L'Tzedek, West End Synagogue, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, Ways of Peace, Yeshivat Maharat.