NOTE: All information from the folkhögskola will be sent in Swedish.
JEWCOLOGY: ANIMAL WELFARE AND NOT WARFARE
Any Jewish understanding of the environment begins with defining what our obligations are to the other animals with whom we share this earth. In this class we will not only describe and discuss what those obligations are but we will also offer two cooking demonstrations…without animals!
The course is given in English.
The first session will be an introduction to the Jewish ethics on animal welfare and sustainability and preparing and eating some plantbased dishes.
The two combined theory and cooking classes will be three hours, while the others will be two hours.
Jonathan will be with us on Zoom and Paula will be a moderator, so that the class can ask questions and discuss. Paula will also lead the cooking sessions.
Course material and groceries are included in the course cost.
About the teachers
Jonathan Bernhard: After 25 years at a wonderful congregation, Rabbi Jonathan Bernhard decided it was time for a change and for a different way of serving the Jewish and of following his passions. Among other areas, Jonathan now works in animal welfare education and raising awareness in the Jewish community about our sacred obligations and their implications. He is a past president of the Board of Rabbis of Southern California, and is the co-founder and chair of the Valley Chevra Kadisha and vice chair of the Sandra Caplan Community Beit Din.
Paula Grossman: Sfi teacher (retired), teacher of Yiddish and textbook author. Has worked as an environmental consultant. Representative In Sweden for Ecopeace Middle East and representative for the Jewish Community in Stockholm’s interfaith environmental groups. Paula is vegan, works to spread knowledge about plant-based diets and has led a Jewish vegan group.