Young Urban Moshav's programs are mostly in the seed stages, germinating and growing with tender nurturing care from the very community that it serves. Stay tuned for more info on our expanding programs.
Young Urban Moshav is currently constructing it's first gardens and the business structure for its residential based Community-Supported Agriculture program. Members will receive fresh produce weekly from the moshava, or rancheria network.
While most CSA's members make payments and participate in a nearby farm, YUM's CSA will be based within the cities and counties of its East Bay members - as well as in their very own yards! Membership will include the option of contributing garden space from members' homesites, to be developed and cared for by the CSA farmers. Seed propogation and seed banking will be a critical component to our urban agriculture program.
Kosher Pop-Up Foodery
Another organic vegan restaurant in Berkeley, of course! But this one will have kosher certification and we will grow most of the produce ourselves through onsite gardens and greenhouses, and the local YUM residential CSA!
A location has already been identified for our pop-up restaurant and the business plan is under construction.
Imeinu Doulas, a collaboration of Jewish childbirth support professionals, has been providing services to Bay Area mothers since 2008, under the administration of Young Urban Moshav. Read more about the doulas, their services, tips, and events on their website http://imeinu.wordpress.com/.
While having a specialty in Jewish childbirth and women's spirituality, Imeinu is not exclusively Jewish, serving a wide diversity of Bay Area mothers and families on the cutting edge of the evidence-based natural birth movement. The name “Imeinu” is inspired by the Jewish matriarchs. Read more about Imeinu's name at the Times of Israel blog.
Our East Bay Jewish community consists of hundreds of persons with skills and talents to offer. The first stage of the professionals network initiative has been kickstarted by Imeinu's collective, whose members are primarily Jewish women professionals that provide wellness services for women, children, and families. Members also include communications coaches, real estate agents, allergy specialists and more.
The professionals network is expanding and will be meeting monthly.
Jewish innovative organizations cannot work in a vacuum. In fact, we give and receive from the environment around us, just as the Jewish people have done since biblical times. Young Urban Moshav is qualified and positioned to participate in business and community forums not only as a Jewish entity but also as an entrepreneurial leader in various fields.
Young Urban Moshav has an interest in conducting cross-sector collaborations consistent with its mission, recognizing that intergroup and coexistence exchanges based on creative social models provide ripe environments for growth and vitality - not just for the Jewish community but for the world around us.
Jewish Survival Studies
Learning and understanding Jewish customs are foundational to the continuity of our culture and people. We draw from the written and oral tradition and find ways to educate each other about the basic practices that make up a Jewish lifestyle.
Some of the Jewish learning programs that have been offered through our network so far include a women's mitzvah class. Rebbetzin Miriam Ferris has led mikvah tours at the Berkeley Mikvah, and a special method of preparing challah dough as well as the mitzvah of separating the challah.