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Sunday, September 1 • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
How Shmita Could Change the World: Rest and Release in the Seven Year Cycle

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Shmita is the biblically mandated “sabbatical year’ of rest and release when agriculture and commerce were simultaneously re-adjusted to enable a more equitable, just, and healthy society, economy, and environment. In order to succeed, it would seem that the  shmita paradigm would influence all economic, agricultural, and communal activity, not just in the seventh year, but also in the six years leading up to it.  What values are inherent in this most ancient and radical of mitzvot? What might it mean for Jewish life across the globe? The next shmita year begins Rosh Hashana 2014 – let’s talk about it!

This session was made possible by a grant from The Covenant Foundation. 


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Nili Simhai

TEVA Learning Alliance
Nili Simhai has served for over a decade as Director of the Teva Learning Center, now the Teva Learning Alliance. A recent winner of the Covenant Award for excellence in Jewish education, Nili is considered an authority and leader of the Jewish environmental education movement. She has trained and counseled hundreds of educators in the pedagogy of Jewish environmental education and has put environmental... Read More →

Sunday September 1, 2013 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Lakeside Dining
  • AV Video and sound required
  • Noise Level Lively Discussion
  • Preferred Venue Indoor Room
  • Special Instructions Private LCD Projector, Large Screen Indoors, Microphone in Dining Hall. (I would like your opinion on whether to do the text studies and bullet points on a screen, or with handouts. On the one hand, I would prefer the Beit Midrash for this session, because it sets up the right dynamic, and has more light than the dark media room, with rows of chairs. On the other hand, I hate making millions of copies, and this session is dense with written material.)
  • Tags Business, Environment & Ecology, Family