Farm Educator Apprenticeship in Jewish Community, Putnam Valley, New York – 2017
Eden Village Camp aims to be a living model of a thriving, sustainable Jewish community, grounded in social responsibility and inspired Jewish spiritual life. By bringing the wisdom of our tradition to the environmental, social, and personal issues important to today’s young people, we practice a Judaism that is substantive and relevant. Through our Jewish environmental and service-learning curricula, joyful Shabbat observance, pluralistic Jewish expression, and inspiring, diverse staff role models, we foster our campers’ positive Jewish identity and genuine commitment to tikkun olam (healing the world). Our 3 acre educational farm and orchard are based on principles of permaculture, sustainable and organic farming. We produce annual vegetables, perennials, and tend educational gardens as well as animals.
We are currently hiring for our six-month paid apprenticeship program geared toward young adults seeking hands-on experience. Apprentices will be educators and farmers over the course of the 6-month apprenticeship. In the spring, they will receive training on farm-based education and agricultural concepts and practices, while running several farm programs and setting up the farm for the season. In the summer, apprentices will work at our 8-week intensive Jewish Summer camp as Farm Educators. In the fall, they will dive deeply into our four areas of focus: perennial, annual, and educational gardens as well as animal care. This progression will allow apprentices to fully develop their knowledge and abilities as Jewish educators and farmers. We are looking for candidates with an active curiosity and interest in Jewish farm based education, agriculture, and community living. This apprenticeship provides full room and board in addition to a small stipend. The apprenticeship will begin on April 19, 2017 and extend to mid October (Date TBD)
To apply for the Jewish Farm Educator Apprenticeship, please follow think link to submit your application.