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. All food is given away to area food pantries.
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Watch our segment on MHTV. Thanks to James Maroney, Marblehead Community Access & Media, Inc.