The Gan Shalom Gleaning Project allows the synagogue community to

  • perform tikkun olam (repairing the world) by providing healthy food to those in need,
  • learn about sustainable and organic agriculture,
  • connect nature and mitzvot (commandments).

We help harvest at Sharon’s Moose Hill CSA organic farm in exchange for allowing us to glean fresh produce for local food banks.

This program continues the week of August 5 with the opportunity to spend at least one day a week harvesting food at the Moose Hill CSA.

Please sign up to help in this wonderful mitzvah by claiming any two-hour slot that fits your schedule: Monday 8/5, Wednesday 8/7, or Friday 8/9, 7-9am or 10am-noon.

A percentage of the produce harvested will be donated to local food banks. You will also learn about the connection between Judaism and farming. The educational sessions will include speakers on a variety of topics ranging from permaculture to Jewish environmentalism.

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to help bridge disparities in access to healthy food and become a part of the local food movement!

This project is funded in part by a CJP grant for the South Area Jewish Community, with support from Temple Israel of Sharon and Temple Israel’s new community garden.

Contact Rachel Aronson ( or Art Newman ( to sign up.

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