Levanah: Monthly Moon Circles and Earth Skills for Girls and Women
Brought to you by Urban Adamah & Wilderness Torah
Levanah is on summer vacation for Av. See you soon!
What to bring: A vegetarian dish to share, and a bowl, spoon, and mug for dinner and tea. Bring an extra layer to stay warm as it gets cool when the sun leaves the sky. If you’d like, bring your own camp chair too. And, as with all events that take place at the farm, please bring a canned food item for our food bank.
For self-identified women and girls (ages 4 and up). This is a family-friendly event and we encourage mothers and daughters to come together!
Mother–Daughter Pair: $10 advance, $15 at the door
Child: $5 advance, $8 at the door
Adult: $8 advance, $10 at the door
Check back later this summer!
More about Levanah
Calling all women and girls, friends, sisters, aunties, mothers, grandmothers, and daughters to join Urban Adamah and Wilderness Torah’s monthly moon gatherings! Levanah (“moon” in Hebrew) is an inclusive environment for all self-identified women and girls ages 4 and up to gather in celebration of each Jewish month. We encourage mothers and daughters, as well as individual women, to join us. Our intergenerational community shares a potluck meal, engages in earth skill-building workshops related to the lunar calander, and participates in small sharing circles. We close each evening with stories and songs around an open fire.
Rosh Chodesh is the name for the first day of each month in the Jewish calendar, marked by the appearance of the New Moon. For centuries, our Jewish matriarch gathered around the new moon to celebrate their monthly cycles alongside the moon’s renewal. Due to the logistics of modern life, we meet as close as possible to the full or new moon. Levanah honors these teachings and rituals and takes them one step further.
We engage in hands-on projects inspired by our Jewish tradition’s earth-based teachings, with tangible ways to live more sustainably and seasonally. From food preservation and cooking over a fire in Kislev (the month of Chanukah, November to December) and herbal medicine making in Iyar (the month of healing, April to May), to natural building and making gifts for our loved ones in Av (the month of summer love, July to August)—each circle provides rich opportunities to practice practical skills, forge new connections, and spread deep heartfelt joy.
Levanah is lovingly brought to you by:
Sarai Shapiro is Wilderness Torah’s youth program director. Sarai’s passion for fostering earth connection in children of all ages has led her to learn and work in the world of both Jewish and non-Jewish nature-based education for over 6 years. She has co-created nature-based girls programs for wilderness schools, created a Girl’s Rosh Chodesh Group, has directed the Coming-of-Age B’nai Mitzvah & Teen Programs at the Aleph Kallah since 2007, and currently is co-creating nature-based curriculum for Jewish coming-of-age girls.
Lizzie Baron is a farm educator at Urban Adamah and Wilderness Torah B’hootz mentor. She lives to cultivate community centered on ecological and personal sustainability, social justice and spirituality and spent the 2011 growing season doing just that as a Farm Education Apprentice for the Jewish Farm School at Eden Village Camp. Here she fell in love with earth-based Jewish living, herbalism and guiding others to new discoveries at their growing edges. Prior to this, Lizzie earned a B.A. in Contemplative Education from Brown University while working on various community-oriented sustainable food initiatives in Providence, RI. She spent breaks and summers farming and teaching in intentional communities in India and across the U.S. Lizzie spends her free time crafting, fermenting, strumming her ukulele, and exploring with friends.