Leora Mallach, MEd, first worked for the Teva Learning Center in the Fall of 1997. Since then, she has worked for a variety of other experiential learning programs including: the Hulbert Outdoor Center, Tresslercare Wilderness Services, Vermont Global Village Project, American Jewish World Service, Project Adventure and the Boston Natural Areas Network. She helped design the Green Apprenticeship program at Kibbutz Lotan in the southern Arava and is proud to see how it has grown since its inception. She is the former director of the Adva Network, working with alumni of the Teva Learning Center and Adamah: The Jewish Environmental Fellowship in professional development, networking & job placement in the Jewish Community. For the past four growing seasons, she has run the organic vegetable garden at Temple Israel in Boston. She was a 2013 Boston PresenTense Fellow and is a senior Environmental Leadership Program Fellow. She is super excited to be creating new paradigms in the Jewish community.
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.