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5020 Cedar Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States

January 2017

MLK Weekend of Service Kickoff and Volunteer Potluck!

January 12, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Jewish Farm School, 5020 Cedar Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States

Join Philly Farm Crew for a potluck, racial justice learning, and MLK weekend kickoff at Jewish Farm School (5020 Cedar Ave, Philadelphia). Meet and catch up with friends old and new, eat some great food, and get pumped for an epic weekend of service with Repair the World and Philly Farm Crew! Sign up to bring a dish here: https://goo.gl/Edwq46 You can sign up to volunteer on MLK Weekend of Service at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mlk-weekend-of-service-tickets-19793319351. We look forward to working with you!

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May 2017

Sourdough 101

May 28, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Jewish Farm School, 5020 Cedar Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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In the spirit of Shavuot, we're celebrating wheat and partnering with Fikira Bakery to bring you... Sourdough! It's got the loudest flavor, and is the easiest bread to make at home--if you have a good starter. Al, founder of Fikira Bakery, and co-chef J.A., founder of foodeveryonedeserves (fed), will share their very own multigenerational, whole grain starter, and walk you through every step of the awesome sourdough process. You'll gain pro knowledge about bread making and local sourcing in Philadelphia,…

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Shir Singing Circle and Jewish Farm School Lag Ba’Omer Celebration

May 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jewish Farm School, 5020 Cedar Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States

Everyone is welcome to join Shir Singing Circle and Jewish Farm School for a joyful Lag BaOmer celebration full of food, songs, and Jewish eco wisdom. Lag BaOmer is the 33rd day of the Omer as we count our way to Shavout. We can provide some light refreshments but feel free to bring your own nosh as well. We also encourage folks to bring lawn chairs/picnic blankets. $5-$10 Suggested Donation. Reserve your spot through ticket link above - this event…

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June 2017

First Fruits Garden Party

June 8, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jewish Farm School, 5020 Cedar Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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Join us for our First Fruits Garden Party, a Shavuot-themed fundraising event in West Philadelphia. Enjoy delicious tastings and small plates from local chefs and restaurants, including Vedge and V-Street, craft beer from Conshohocken Brewing Company, lively music, and the sights and smells of the springtime garden. In ancient times, Shavuot, the festival that celebrates the wheat harvest, was also a time when farmers would bring their first fruits (Bikkurim) as offerings to the temple. Our First Fruits Garden Party…

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November 2017

Shtetl Skills: Fall Medicine Making with Kelly McCarthy (Part 1)

November 9, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jewish Farm School, 5020 Cedar Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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Late fall is the perfect time to stock your medicine cabinet with natural remedies. In this two-part series, participants will learn how to make infused oils, tinctures, and topical salves. We’ll cover basics of at-home medicine making, locally accessible healing plants, and guidelines for herbal medicine use. Part I: Oil infusions and Tinctures - Thursday November 9th 6pm-8:30pm Part II: Salve Making - Thursday November 30th 6pm-8:30pm Please Note: This is a 2-part workshop. Please sign up for both sessions.…

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Shtetl Skills: Winterize your Garden w/Hannah Slipakoff

November 19, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Jewish Farm School, 5020 Cedar Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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As the seasons change, days shorten, and temperatures drop, mid-november is a great time to holistically prepare your garden for winter. We’ll discuss strategies for season extension, over-wintering crops, weatherization, and more. Hannah Slipakoff is Jewish Farm School’s Program Manager. She’s been engaged in community farming for over 10 years and currently manages the production garden at KleinLife JCC in Northeast Philadelphia. Suggested Donation $10-$20. Nobody turned away due to lack of funds.

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December 2017

Shtetl Skills: Candlemaking for Hanukah with Hannah Slipakoff

December 7, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jewish Farm School, 5020 Cedar Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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Prepare for Hanukah with sustainability and self-reliance! Join JFS for an evening introduction to at-home candlemaking. We’ll use pure beeswax and all-natural supplies to create our very own set of Hanukah Candles. Hannah Slipakoff is Jewish Farm School’s Program Manager. She’s got a strong passion for Jewish Rituals rooted in nature and never turns down a chance to tap into sacred and ancestral art forms.

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May 2018

Shir Singing Circle and Jewish Farm School Lag Ba’Omer Celebration

May 3, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jewish Farm School, 5020 Cedar Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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Join us for our 3rd annual Shir Singing Circle Lag BaOmer celebration full of food, songs, and Jewish eco wisdom. Lag BaOmer is the 33rd day of the Omer as we count our way to Shavout and Revelation. We will provide some light refreshments but feel free to bring your own nosh as well. We also encourage folks to bring lawn chairs/picnic blankets.

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August 2018

Shtetl Skills: Sourdough 201

August 12, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jewish Farm School, 5020 Cedar Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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Come join us for part two of our exploration of the magic of bread baking! In early June we celebrated the traditional time of the wheat harvest in our Sourdough 101 workshop, and now Fikira Bakery and Jewish Farm School are inviting you and the bounty of summer into our doughy alchemy. Sourdough bread naturally packs a punch. But wheat flour is just one of many ingredients that taste delicious fermented. Think of pickles, sushi ginger, and sauerkraut: all delicious…

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April 2019

Make Your Own Matzah

April 7, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jewish Farm School, 5020 Cedar Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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How many Passovers have you spent eating matzah that you yourself made, using local, organic grain and made over a fire? If your answer is “none but wow I’d like to change that,” then join Nati and Alex, the duo in charge of Jewish Farm School’s magical maneuverings, as we learn the art, spirit, and history of matzah-making. Each participant will go home with their own bundle of matzah, as well as stories to accompany the breaking of that sacred…

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June 2019

Sourdough 101 with Fikira Bakery

June 2, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Jewish Farm School, 5020 Cedar Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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Al, founder of Fikira Bakery, will share their very own multigenerational, whole grain starter, and walk you through every step of the awesome sourdough process. You'll gain pro knowledge about bread making and local sourcing in Philadelphia, and you'll have the opportunity to meet two radical Philly foodmakers. We'll have time to taste five varieties of locally grown & baked sourdough from Fikira, and you'll be sent home with your own starter (jars provided). Al is a farmer-turned-chef with roots…

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