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Symposium on Spirituality and the Environment 2021

Food Justice and Faith: Nourishing Our Bodies and Our Souls

 

Watch the recording here.

Speakers:

BECCA GAN-LEVY (she/her/hers)
FARM AND SUSTAINABILITY DIRECTOR, BOULDER JCC

Becca Gan Levy runs Milk and Honey Farm at the Boulder JCC, an educational and sustainable farm which brings the community together for experiential programs and activities grounded in Jewish heritage, tradition, and values. The farm provides a place for individuals to connect on the simplest level with soil, plants, animals, and each other. She has a Masters in Agriculture, Food and the Environment from Tufts University, a Certificate in Ecological Horticulture from UC Santa Cruz, has studied at the Arava Institute for Educational Studies in Israel, and is an alum of Adamah, the Jewish Environmental Fellowship. When she is not at Milk and Honey Farm, you can find her mothering three young children, striving to be a loving partner, or taking her dog on a trail run.
 

HAYDEN DANSKY (they/them/theirs)
COFOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, BOULDER FOOD RESCUE

Hayden Dansky works to create a more just and less wasteful food system via bicycle-based distribution of surplus produce and community-led systems. Their primary focuses are decreasing food access barriers, increasing health equity, and building community-led and participatory programs that support the inherent leadership of individuals within the community.

 

DINA COATES (she/her/hers)
CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, COMMUNITY FOOD SHARE
  

 Dina Coates has been at Community Food Share since 2016. Her career spans 25 years in the non-profit realm with an emphasis on food insecurity, domestic violence, and child abuse prevention. Community Food Share, a Feeding America food bank, has experienced an over 30% increase in demand since the beginning of the pandemic and anticipates the impact on local families will continue for many years to come. Ms. Coates and her team work diligently to educate the community on the complexities of food insecurity, pre and post pandemic, in an effort to sustain the mission to eliminate local hunger.

We gratefully acknowledge that this Symposium is underwritten by the Bachrach Endowment Fund at Congregation Har HaShem.

Wed, December 1 2021 27 Kislev 5782