JOFEE Program

Programs Generously Sponsored by The Bella Foundation

JOFEE Adult Learning Breakfast Series at the J

  • Sundays, 9:30am - 12:00pm
  • Fee: $5 per Person/Program

Pickling Workshop with a Spirituality Twist with Jessica Berlin


Sunday, March 26, 2017

Jess is thrilled to be the JOFEE Fellow where she can share her excitement for Judaism, earth-based spirituality and farming as an educator, curriculum developer and retreat manager. Jess grew up with a deep sense of wonder for the earth, spending much of her time hiking, camping and climbing trees. She has a lifelong passion for Jewish text and spirituality, having spent four years studying and teaching in Israel.

After graduating from Queens College with a degree in Urban Planning, she served as a key administrator at American Jewish World Service and AVODAH. Jess learned to utilize the power of nature, in the form of a farm or forest, as powerful tools for transformation and self-expression.


JOFEE Jewish Outdoor, Food & Environmental Education

Education experiences connect people to Judaism, community and the natural world. JOFEE programs engage participants of many different ages, Jewish backgrounds, and religious approaches. Tens of thousands of people engage in JOFEE activities every year, from learning about Jewish harvest rituals to starting a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) project. Combining methods from existing secular models with Jewish learning, wisdom and traditions, JOFEE programs create entry points to Jewish life and social action.