The Milk and Honey Farm at the Boulder JCC has long hosted little ones and their caregivers on the Farm for a Shabbat Sing program on the Farm in the summer months. The program was extremely popular and well-received by the community. There was a demand for the program to continue throughout the year. The first Farmside Shabbat of 2023 is this Friday, January 6 from 9:30 -10:15 am.
Farmers Becca Gan Levy and Rachel Alpert developed the First Friday Farmside program that launched in November. “Our Colorado climate is often mild enough for the program to usually meet outside or at least in our greenhouse,” says Boulder JCC Farm and Sustainability Director, Becca Gan Levy.
Farmside Shabbat is open to everyone, you don’t have to identify as Jewish. The short program is designed to celebrate Shabbat (the Jewish Sabbath) through songs and traditions in an open, inclusive, and accessible environment. Everyone is welcome but geared toward kids 0-5 and their caregivers. Grandparents, siblings, and other family members are welcome to join in the fun.
The farmers lead the singing and blessings, read a story, and give everyone a chance to explore the farm, weather permitting. The program plans to be outside just east of the barn or in the Greenhouse unless the weather makes those spaces inaccessible. In the event that we can’t be on the farm, an email will be sent to all registered families. Advance registration is strongly recommended here. This program is free.