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Farm 2 Table Tu B’Shevat

Join Ramah Darom & Hazon for a family-friendly weekend of learning, gardening, cooking, and delicious, kosher, locally sourced meals as we celebrate Tu B’Shevat.

Start: Friday, January 25, 2019
End: Sunday, January 27, 2019

Celebrate Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish festival of trees with delicious, locally-sourced, Kosher meals prepared by our stellar Ramah Darom catering team in partnership with a farm to table guest chef. Experience ways YOU can make a difference every day through learning about Tu B’Shevat, food ethics, and the Jewish perspective on environmental conservation. Try your hand at farm-to-table cooking, enjoy hikes and meditation, and work the land to plant and preserve our new Ramah Darom orchard!

We will have something for all ages, from gardening to recycled craft projects, yoga, personal care product making and much more!

Check back here to register for 2019 

Rabbi-in-Residence (2018)

Rabbi Justin Goldstein
Rabbi Justin Goldstein was born and raised near Chicago, Illinois. Justin discovered his love of Scripture while attending Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, where he began studying in 1999. Leading up to his graduation in 2003, Justin produced an original translation and commentary of most of the Book of Genesis, and was inspired through that process to eventually invest years learning traditional Jewish texts and moved to Los Angeles, California to begin rabbinical school. Ordained in 2011 by the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at the American Jewish University where a deepened respect and admiration for Jewish culture and heritage crystallized, Rabbi Goldstein contextualizes life in the 21st century within the timeless wisdom of the Jewish tradition.

Following his studies, Justin and his family moved from Los Angeles to Bangor, Maine to serve in his first rabbinic position at Congregation Beth Israel, a 125 year old community which is the longest perpetually functioning synagogue in the state. A small but active and committed community, Rabbi Goldstein fostered the continuity of a multi-generational congregation while bringing an innovative spirit and creative approach to establishing a culture of learning. While in Maine, Rabbi Goldstein was a volunteer board member of Maine Interfaith Power and Light and also assisted with the Advisory Panel for the Judaic Studies program at the University of Maine. Currently, Justin serves as the rabbi of Congregation Beth Israel in Asheville, NC where he lives with his wife and daughter.

A 2012-2013 Rabbis Without Borders Fellow, Rabbi Goldstein is committed to respecting all expressions of the Jewish tradition, recognizing that there is truth even in perspectives with which we may disagree and that a truly pluralist era in our history would benefit the Jewish people and the societies in which we live.

In addition to being published in various compilations, learning guides and websites, Rabbi Goldstein teaches and lectures on Judaism, Rabbinic wisdom, social responsibility, environmental justice and food security. He is a frequent contributor to Shema, The Jew and the Carrot, The Forward and Hazon.

Described as an exciting, innovative and dynamic rabbinic presence, Rabbi Goldstein is committed to pluralism and egalitarianism as an ideal and in practice. Understanding that the Jewish tradition thrives on multiple viewpoints and is made more healthy by various perspectives, Justin believes a bright future of coexistence is possible and seeks to foster respectful dialogue and peaceful communication.

“My goal as rabbi is to help others cultivate their relationship with Torah and Jewish wisdom in order to find meaning and joy.”

Read Rabbi Goldsteins thougths on Tu B’Shevat and his plans for the retreat here.

Guest Speakers/Teachers (2018)

Naf & Anna Hanau, founders of Grow and Behold: Glatt Kosher Meats Raised on Pasture in the USA with No Hormones or Antibiotics

Jeffrey Cohan, Executive Director of The Jewish Veg

Jonathan Tescher, Atlanta Community Partner, and Planting Guru

Guest Chef (2018)

Jenny Levison  (SOUPER JENNY) A native of Atlanta, Jenny opened her first restaurant 17 years ago with only 2 employees, and today has four restaurants and employs a staff of 48. Also known as the original “Soup Diva” Jenny spends most of her time reinforcing her mission of hospitality one bowl of soup at a time. Most recently Souper Jenny has started their own non-profit, The Zadie Project, in honor of her father, her inspiration to become a cook. Through this initiative, Souper Jenny has committed to cook and deliver 400 quarts of soup weekly to hungry families in Atlanta. When she is not slinging soup, Jenny is an actress and enjoys performing in local theaters.

Food Sourcing (2018)

Grow and Behold Glatt Kosher Meats Raised on Pasture in the USA with No Hormones or Antibiotics. Everything is cut and trimmed to perfection.

Organizational Partner

Hazon Works to create a healthier and more sustainable Jewish community and a healthier and more sustainable world for all.

Housing Descriptions

Cabins are spacious, winterized and nestled throughout the campus. Cabins are spacious, winterized and nestled throughout the campus. Each cabin offers a dorm-style bunking area and private twin rooms with shared stalls, showers, and sinks. All cabin rates are based on shared space with other women. Linens are provided but beds are not made up. *Private room within the bunk is available on a first come basis.

All hotel rooms have a private bathroom, table, and chairs, heating and air conditioning, complimentary toiletries, and bed and bath linens. These hotels are located up a steep hill with stairs, boardwalk and walking paths to the main areas of the campus.

Standard rooms have two queen beds. Some connecting rooms are available.

 

Deluxe hotel rooms are larger rooms with either 2 queen beds or 1 king bed, a deluxe tub and a mini-fridge. The deluxe rooms in the Welcome Center are an easy, flat walk to the Levine Center where meals are served and most of the action takes place.

Some connecting rooms are available.

 

 

All cottages are brand new with a kitchenette, private patio, bathroom with walk-in shower, king-sized bed and sleeper sofa. These beautiful cottages are located on our new board walk with both stair and ramp access to the main areas of the campus.

F2T 2018 Rates

GUEST CABIN STANDARD HOTEL DOUBLE OCCUPANCY STANDARD HOTEL SINGLE OCCUPANCY DELUXE HOTEL DOUBLE OCCUPANCY DELUXE HOTEL SINGLE OCCUPANCY COTTAGE
ADULT (31+) $150 $275 $350 $400 $425 $475
YOUNG ADULT (18-30) $75 $200 $225 $275 $300 $475
CHILD (4-17) $50 $50 $50 $50 $50 $50
BABY (NB-3) FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE

Register

Tzvi Chefer, GA

“Every member of our family found fun and meaningful activities at the Farm 2 Table Tu B’Shevat weekend. Our kids speak with love about Ramah Darom. We can’t wait to go back!”

 

View a sample Farm to Table Program Guide


Contact

Emily Kaiman, Retreat Center Program Coordinator
Phone: (404) 531-0801 Ext. 9221
Emailekaiman@ramahdarom.org

Venue

Ramah Darom
70 Darom Lane
Clayton, GA 30525 United States
Phone: (706) 782-9300