Leora Mallach is an experiential learner at heart and educator by training. The co-founder and director of Beantown Jewish Gardens, she is building community through experiential agriculture and food system education rooted in Jewish text, tradition, and culture. Along the way she has led month long backpacking trips for teenagers, lived and traveled abroad, created a batik art business, worked in an auto-garage, gear shop, and on a few farms, developing a taste for olives and a love of tea, embarked on numerous kitchen experiments, and built gardens at schools and synagogues. After many moons in Jamaica Plain, she bought a house in Metrowest and is working to make it pollinator and people friendly. She has yet to stop being amazed at the wonders of the natural world, and hopes she never will be.
Temple Beth Zion, a longtime Beantown Jewish Gardens partner, is sending nearly all waste to the compost pile instead of the landfill.
Apply now to be a part of the inaugural Ta’amim Tovim, a cohort of local institutions working to develop ethical food statements.
5/30/2018 Top Pick
Join us at the 2018 Boston Jewish Food Conference, where we grow our relationship with the land and with each other.
Striar Hebrew Academy is working with Ganei Beantown to build a school garden. We’re spending the semester learning why and two students are writing about it.
The BJFC brings together community members from all over New England to discuss the intersections of justice, sustainability, and culture through Jewish food and agriculture.
We are currently recruiting the planning team for the annual springtime Boston Jewish Food Conference.