On March 28th, 2019, the 6th grade students traveled up to Coastal Roots Farms and engaged in an educational Service Learning Tikkun Olam program, with the focus on “Pursuing Justice Through the Corners of our Field”. The students engaged in activities on the farm that exemplified a number of important Jewish agricultural values, including ma’aser (tithing a portion of one’s produce for the needy), pe’ah (leaving the corners of one’s fields unharvested to provide for the needy), and leket (leaving behind the gleanings of the harvest for the needy). It was a fun morning learning about the ancient Jewish wisdom around sustainable agriculture, food justice, and the importance of Tikkun Olam.
Coastal Roots Farm is a nonprofit community farm and education center. We cultivate healthy, connected communities by integrating sustainable agriculture, food justice, and ancient Jewish wisdom
Since our inception in 2014, Coastal Roots Farm has provided dignified access to fresh food for those who need it most. Inspired by Jewish agricultural practices, we grow organic crops and share the harvest with our community through pay-what-you-can farm stands, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs, and direct donations to local hunger relief organizations. Through workshops, field trips, agricultural festivals, and community events, we offer hands-on education and invite our neighbors to connect to the land and each other.
Coastal Roots Farm is located in Encinitas, CA on approximately 20 acres of land. Our Farm consists of vegetable gardens, greenhouses, a food forest, chickens, compost systems, and a vineyard. Coastal Roots Farm was incubated by the Leichtag Foundation and received 501(c)(3) public charity status in 2015.
MUS teachers Yvonne Webber, Judaic Studies, and Elizabeth Nebo, Art, were selected to participate in the Legacy Heritage Teacher Institute for the Arts. The Legacy Heritage Teacher Institute for the Arts is a one-year program designed to provide professional development to teachers through an intensive training program during the summer, followed by year-long mentoring on […]
On March 28th, 2019, the 6th grade students traveled up to Coastal Roots Farms and engaged in an educational Service Learning Tikkun Olam program, with the focus on “Pursuing Justice Through the Corners of our Field”. The students engaged in activities on the farm that exemplified a number of important Jewish agricultural values, including ma’aser […]
SDJA hosts the TVT Baseball Team and Experience Opening Day at the Padres Together Last Thursday the SDJA Lions baseball team played their home opener against the Tarbut V’Torah Lions. In keeping with the athletic department tradition of forming connections with our Jewish day school counterparts, both teams attended the San Diego Padres Opening Day […]
I wanted to take a few moments to tell you about this amazing project that our students have been working on. This past November, students within Mrs. Dolinka’s 5th grade Math 6 honors class met with Ms. Schneid’s 8th Grade Honors Algebra 1 to work on designing iPad apps to help teach students math. The […]
Next Wednesday, the 10th of April, seniors Karina Levy and Alexis Fastlicht are organizing a fundraiser for the upcoming senior trip to Poland and Israel. It would be an honor to have you all participate in this collective effort to create a mural whose proceeds will go directly towards the senior trip’s financial aid budget. […]