YOUR ENCHANTED GARDENER
PHOTOS FROM THE ALEPH KALLAH 2011
WHERE THEY CAN BE FOUND
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SOW IN TEARS. REAP IN JOY.
ALEPH KALLAH 2011 HARVEST
Watch this video for a sense of the project
of healing I envision that will influence
Sacred Foods at the ALEPH Kallah and for
the Jewish People.
Spending time writing Plant Your Dream Blogs looking at my return visit to the ALEPH Kallah 2011. ALEPH is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet; Kallah means gathering. The ALEPH Kallah in the international Gathering of the Alliance for Jewish Renewal Communities held every two years. The last time I was at an ALEPH Kallah was in 1997. Tremendous healing happening inside within a few days of this marvelous test tube for growth and community building within a Jewish setting. I highly recommend the ALEPH Kallah and the richness of the Jewish Renewal Communities in the US and around the world as a place to regain our roots in Judiasm and its healthy future. My continued dream is that Sacred Foods, Organic Food Growing, and ALEPH become one. --Your Enchanted Gardener, Leslie Goldman. To share in my
personal journey bringing Sacred Foods to the Kallah and Jewish people,
Google: Going from Yelling "Help!" to saying "Wow!" in Less than 48 hours at the ALEPH Kallah 2011
"Leslie, thank you so much for making this precious little video and for your dedication and your life's work to bring awareness of healthy foods to our community. So glad you came again to Kallah and that we reconnected. May you be blessed."
This is a photo with Debra Kolodny, the new Rabbi at the Jewish
Renewal community in Portland She is moving on from being
the executive director of ALEPH. I met her through the work
she was doing years ago on the Sacred Foods Project through ALEPH.
This photo was taken on July 3 at the Closing Ceremony.
ARRIVING IN THE PROMISED LAND
I went with AriellaShira Lewis And Gloria Krasno
twp ALEPH Kallah veterans.
I heard upon arrival at the University of Redlands,
through talking to the staff in the kitchen how they supported
Organic food, a cornerstone of Sacred Foods.
They bought local organic foods
from farmers. They had a farm right off campus
where the students grew organic food that the kitchen would
buy. It took determination to find the Farm. For future reference,
This treasure called the University of Redlands Sustainability Farm (URSF)
is located behind the Brockton Avenue Apartments
at the back far end of a fenced gate
within view of the Soccer Field.
The Brochton Avenue Apartments are located at the corner
of Grove Street and Blockton Avenue north of the
soccer field (307) on this map.
Sunday morning, July 3, 2011.
It was difficult to find, but I persevered.
I went looking three times.
When I finally found it later in the day,
People on campus said the Gate would be locked,
but I found it open although no one was there
but we who entered.
"Let's embroider the farm into a kallah should it be held at the same site. environmental care and sacred foods is so important and actual central in Jewish renewal, Recon, etc."
July 6, 2011
SACRED FOOD PROJECT
My spirit is asking that I rejuvenate the Sacred Food Project
This was on my list of intentions when I attended the final
couple days of the Kallah.
I knew that to make progress I would have to step through
some Original Pain Work reflected in a handful of relationships
I left uncooked at the Kallah back in 1997.
At the Kallah I saw a new generation of youth
that need to be supported now.
I made some new allies.
I am willing to do the Soul Growth
that I might continue to serve my purpose.
QUOTE FROM R'GOLDIE
On Jul 5, 2011, at 7:02 PM, Goldie Milgram wrote:
Just saw the video and your blog re Kallah.
I deeply admire your approach to healing.
The honest way you spoke your truth and points of wounding
with Jewish renewal in the past.
When you told me about your "planting dreams" work
with the school students, I recognized our friendship
would blossom with the years.
That is the kind of supportive education
that is so needed. Tears flow as I reflect we would not have met
if not for our courage to come and confront, discuss,
connect and reconnect. Your gifts are
so timely for Jewish renewal and all peoples.
I look forward to future connections."
God made a rainbow covenant
in the heavens with each of us.
How is it that there are so
many rainbow colors
on earth reflected
in all our flowers,
fruits, herbs, and vegetables?
Our health and happiness
comes out of partaking
in the full rainbow
of flowers and foods.
This fulfills our part
in the covenant.
Started July 6, early in the morning.
Healing proceeding through completing
the video. There was a tremendous rainbow
in the sky July 6, an hour after I finished
the Video. I wrote more on this Blog today.
You have always been one of those folks
out there on the fragile growing edge of things,
sniffing way ahead of most of us.
And you have had the courage to be quirky and insistent,
and to proceed even when you weren't understood.
I choose to believe that what you have already planted in this world
---in the earth, or in people's hearts--will quietly take root,
and perhaps go unnoticed for long enough to really dig in
without provoking opposition, and therefore acquire depth
and strength to burgeon forth. Thank you for your generosity,
for all you do, and for persevering even when it's been lonely.
You have been seen and appreciated;
please forgive me for not letting you know sooner.
DANNA ASHBAKER, SOUS CHEF
AT THE U OF REDLAND'S TALKS
ORGANIC FOODS WITH LESLIE GOLDMAN
YOUR ENCHANTED GARDEN
Saturday morning, July 2, 2011
in the U of Redland's Kitchen
Silk, a product in the NON GMO Verified Project,
is one of the foods I found already served at the
U of Redlands. I see and seed using my Organic Trade
Association Resources to suggest and develop more.
READ THIS PLANT YOUR DREAM BLOG HERE
Organic Support for the University of Redlands Kitchen
from my alma mater, Fairfax High School,
A GREAT INTERFAITH MINISTRY
IS DESCRIBED HERE IN RABBI ARYEH HIRSHFIELD
I felt the presence of Rabbi Aryeh Hirshfield, the former rabbi of Portland with me during my journey
to the Kallah. I took his CD with me. He was one of my favorite
Jewish Renewal rabbis, and died in the Ocean in January 2009.
I have permission of Beth Hirshfield to use music of
Aryeh in an upcoming video I have in mind.
This is a remedy I have been using to work with bioenergetic patterns
carried from generation to generation in the bloodstream.
It was recommended to me by Richard Katz of the Flower Essence Society
I highly recommend this to all who wish to work with their
own bioenergetic patterns embedded in our Jewish experience.
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