Congregation Sons of Israel

Congregation Sons of Israel | 1666 Pleasantville Rd., Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510 | P: 914-762-2700 | info@csibriarcliff.org |

CSI Community Organic Farm

csicroppedCSI has founded a community farm on 1.5 acres at the back of the synagogue’s property! The space and programs developed around the farm will provide opportunities for the community in many ways. A Farm Committee has formed and a fund has been created to help support the farm. Growing beds are available for planting, and the spaces will be available for many uses and programs. Fresh vegetables, herbs, fruit trees, berries, and flowers will be grown for sale at local restaurants, for synagogue programs, and for donation to a local food bank. The space is a unique outdoor setting that is beautiful, inspiring, and productive, and which allows members to connect and interact in many formal and informal new ways. It  provides something for everyone! The farm and associated programs will help to bring forth many important Jewish traditions and values related to ecology, agriculture, nutrition, healing/health, well-being, spiritual connection, social and environmental justice, and the benefits of productive physical work.


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1 week ago

CSI Community Organic Farm

A big thank you to Farmers Jonathan and Barry Kirschner for their donation of flowers for the farm. Some of the flowers that we planted from seed did not come up and their donation will definitely help to beautify the field and enhance our flowers for Shabbat program.

Another big thank you goes to our growing number of volunteers. Shout outs to Roberta, Larisa, Alissa, Gary, Clare, Barbara, Mike, Jill, Joel, Bob, Marilyn, Cheryl, Ray, and Marion for their professional packing, weighing and delivery services.

Harvesting as of July 6: basil, parsley, thyme, oregano, mint, cucumbers, zucchini, radish, peas, beans, and chives.
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2 weeks ago

CSI Community Organic Farm

Photos from the farm: potatoes, apples, our first pears, chives, garlic, CSI member and farm manager David Levitt, and just under 6 lbs. of basil from a recent harvest. We have a full field! If you have any questions about the farm or would like a tour, email rynalustig@gmail.com. (📷 Ryna Lustig) ... See MoreSee Less

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Our need for volunteers is ramping up as we close out June and begin July! Contact rynalustig@gmail.com for more information.

Weather permitting, our general schedule in July is:

Sunday
-- Harvesters (You will be taught how, where and what to do.)
-- Weighers (Work in meat kitchen. Weigh produce. Box it up. Log info. Refrigerate or store as needed for Monday delivery.)

Monday
-- Drivers (Your trunk will be loaded and unloaded. All you have to do is drive it to one of 6 local restaurants.)

Thursday
-- Weighers
-- Drivers

Friday
-- Flowers for Shabbat program (Flower arranging in the meat kitchen.)

Flexible Days
-- Overage Committee (We will have extra. Do you think you can help bake zucchini bread? Eggplant parm? We freeze and save for caring committee to distribute to families that need.)
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