Community Roots Vegetable Garden
Social Action Community Roots Vegetable Garden

Community Roots Vegetable Garden

The Temple Sinai garden, situated on the south side of the building, began 12 years ago. Gan Sinai, inspired by Rabbi Aaron Fine, was initiated with the hope that synagogue members would enjoy cultivating a garden, producing vegetables for Shabbat and holiday kiddushim, and donating a portion of the harvest to neighboring food banks. Working in the garden would be a learning experience for our children and adult members. 

The garden grew and evolved with new plot designs. Crops are rotated to reflect the needs of the community. Today, we are expanding the output of the garden to better alleviate the increasing food insecurity on the North Shore. We have partnered with SPUR and the JCC Preschool to create a SPUR Community Roots Garden at Temple Sinai. This partnership brings both expertise in garden management and produce distribution as well as education related to the garden for the adults as well as the children. Our goal is that Temple Sinai members, community volunteers, and the families of the JCC Preschool will find pleasure and gratification in working together to grow food to give away to those in need in our community.