Building Connections: Tu B’Av on the Farm

Sponsored August 16, 2019 Moretown $100.00 - $275.00
(Courtesy Living Tree Alliance)
(Courtesy Living Tree Alliance)

Ancient tales tell of maidens dressed in white dancing in the fields on the full moon of the month of Av, ready to meet their beloved. By some accounts, it is a day as important as Yom Kippur! Join rabbis, kohenot and educators from the Asiyah Jewish CommunityLiving Tree Alliance and Organic Torah as we breathe new life into this tradition.

You are warmly invited to join us for a camp-out Shabbat retreat for the weekend of Aug. 16 at Living Tree Alliance in Vermont. Together we will build a temporary village while deepening our respective community bonds, engaging in homesteading practices on a working farm, exploring the ancient wisdom traditions of Jewish life and immersing in nature with river swims and forest walks. We especially encourage younger adults to join us for this unique experience in the woods. Singles or families, all are welcome!

We will:

  • Make our own challah and grape juice
  • Harvest flowers and food, preparing a farm-raised Shabbat meal together in the hearth
  • Engage in restorative Shabbat ritual, including meditation, body-centered practice, walks in nature, song and learning
  • Draw Shabbat to a close with a Havdalah ecstatic dance party in the barn
  • Make new friends and nurture connections while sitting around the campfire and engaging in community-building activities
  • Learn new skills, enjoy the natural world and go home inspired!

Produced with generous support from ALEPH Alliance for Jewish Renewal, the National Center to Encourage Judaism and CJP – Combined Jewish Philanthropies.

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Fact Sheet
Friday, August 16, 2019, 1:00 pm - 11:55 pm
* Registration closes on August 2nd
Living Tree Cohousing
110 Living Tree Lane
Moretown, VT 05660
$275.00 Adult
$100.00 Child 4-12

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