Eco-friendly Jewish summer stay expands to California
October 31, 2017 - summer camp
One hundred percent kosher. One hundred percent organic. Locally sourced. Meal options embody gluten-free with dairy, gluten-free without dairy or “regular.”
Casey Yurow, a stay executive during Eden Village West, couldn’t assistance though giggle as he described a kosher kitchen offerings a new Sonoma-based Jewish stay will have.
“We are redefining stay food,” he said.
That “good for a bodies — good for a planet” proceed to stay dishes is partial and parcel of a Eden Village West’s summary of stewardship of a Earth as an constituent partial of a finish Jewish life. It’s a summary a stay will bringing to Northern California for a initial time.
“It feels like such an implausible fit for a enlightenment and values of a West Coast,” Yurow said.
Eden Village West is a bend of Eden Village Camp, that was founded 8 years ago and is located in Putnam Valley, New York, about 50 miles north of a Manhattan. Slogans such as “The innovative Jewish organic plantation camp,” “Fun with low roots” and “Get dirty. Eat organic. Make a Shabbat party” dot a camps’ websites.
The new West stay is scheduled to open a doors subsequent summer in Sonoma, on a campus of Rio Lindo Adventist Academy, a private propagandize in Healdsburg. The website lists 3 sessions, all for third- to ninth-graders, with a initial commencement Jun 19.
Yurow pronounced examination a Sonoma County fires come usually miles divided from a destiny Eden Village West site was hard, though staff was beholden that a trickery was spared. “It was a nerve-wracking time for everybody,” he said.
Beyond tasty and courteous food, a new stay will concentration on creativity by a culinary humanities program, organic farming, handicrafts, herb believe and forest skills. Yurow pronounced it’s about training children to turn caretakers of a healthy world.
“That Earth-based proceed to Judaism allows kids to feel connected,” he said.
As a new camp, Eden Village West perceived a $1.5 million Specialty Camps Incubator extend by a Foundation for Jewish Camp, supported by a S.F.-based Jim Joseph Foundation and a Avi Chai Foundation. The extend will yield appropriation during planning, start-up and a initial 3 years of operation.
The initial year of Eden Village West will embody 3 two-week sessions with 50 campers each, and Yurow is looking brazen to it.
“We unequivocally get to co-create a enlightenment that we wish to see,” Yurow said.
And that enlightenment includes portion kids and families that operation from physical to unchanging synagogue attendees. “We say a baseline tact while not presumption that a camper has any credentials in Jewish learning,” a website notes. Eden Village and Eden Village West are not dependent with a description and they take a pluralistic approach that is constituent to a camp’s mission.
“Just like in an ecosystem, a some-more farrago we have, a stronger that ecosystem is,” Yurow said.