The spring harvest holiday of Shavuot is marked at Yemin Orde with creative projects at the Eco-Farm.

Our youth participated in 16 activity stations including arts and crafts, woodworking, candle-making, cooking and gardening. There was even a “best cheesecake contest” with cakes prepared by groups of teens.

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Celebrating Shavuot at the Farm

The Jewish holiday of Shavuot commemorates the giving of the Torah to the Jewish people and is marked by eating dairy foods, all night study sessions and reading the biblical story, the Book of Ruth.

Yemin Orde’s Eco-Farm, a popular gathering site for celebrations and social activities, is a sustainable organic learning environment.  At the farm, youth gain a sense of self-esteem, pride in their work, and a feeling of belonging to the Land of Israel as they care for the site’s vegetable gardens and animals. Students also learn valuable skills as woodworking and metalworking.