By Maayan Jaffe eJewishPhilanthropy.com San Diego County is among the top agricultural areas in the country. It has the highest number of family-owned and certified organic farms in the U.S. In Encinitas, however, the Leichtag Foundation’s ranch and farm is doing more than just planting food (though it does that). It is seeding the future of Jewish San Diego. The Leichtag Foundation stands on four pillars: building self-sufficiency in the … [Read more...] about Natural Learning Lab: Leichtag Ranch & Farm Connects Community with the Land
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For the first time in decades, Jewish farmers from all over North America and Israel will be convening at the Leichtag Foundation property in Encinitas today through Tuesday to share best practices and discuss emerging opportunities in the growing field of Jewish community farming. “The Jewish people are historically farmers” said Leichtag Foundation CEO Jim Farley. “This gathering demonstrates that a new Jewish farming movement is … [Read more...] about Jewish Farmers Gather to Advance Field of Jewish Community Farming
San Diego, Calif., October 22, 2014 - The votes have been tallied and Sasha and Chris Varone of the North Park community of San Diego, Calif. are the winners of the Sukkot at the Ranch Design Competition, sponsored by the Leichtag Foundation. The Sukkah was chosen by the people’s choice in online and on site voting. The design competition invited members of the community to reimagine the ancient structure known as a sukkah, which has been built … [Read more...] about Leichtag Foundation Announces Winner of National Sukkah Design Competition
By Shuki Taylor [This is an introductory article to a series dedicated to experiential Jewish education that will be published over the coming weeks.] In recent years, the field of experiential Jewish education (EJE) has been subject to much attention. Many Jewish institutions have created new positions - or reframed existing ones - that focus on EJE. New master’s and certificate programs are being offered, and they attract a growing number … [Read more...] about Experiential Jewish Education: What We Are Doing To Grow It.
The Leichtag Foundation announces the launch of the second annual Sukkot at the Ranch Design Competition. Designers of all backgrounds throughout California, as well as Jerusalem, are invited to participate and reimagine the ancient structure known as a Sukkah, which has been built during the Jewish harvest of Sukkot since biblical times. Design submissions are being accepted now through August 18. A panel of celebrated architects, designers, … [Read more...] about Sukkot at the Ranch Design Competition is Open