This year-long program will take place in communities across Turtle Island. It will start during the month of Tishrei on dates that vary by location. The curricula will offer options for hives to study together, practice rest and collective care, access play and embodiment, identify needs in their local communities, and collaborate on social/environmental justice projects. There will be an opportunity for cross-pollination among groups midway through the year, in the form of an online hive retreat in winter 2021/22. We hope this can be an opportunity for local hives to connect with a broader network, and find inspiration and support to sustain their local projects. Individuals and organizations that want to host a group can access the free curricula by emailing ShmitaHives@gmail.com. Those who want to find a group to join can sign up at www.TinyURL.com/SignUpSH.
At this event, we will gather in person in Seattle (details to be announced) to celebrate the start of the Shmita year with a harvest festival. It will be a joyous time of connection with music, food, activities, and inspiration for engaging with Shmita values in our lives and communities.
As we plan this event, we want to hear about the work you are engaged with that you would like to share. We are also reaching out to partner organizations to take part in this event, so if you know inspiring non-profits whose mission is aligned with Shmita, please let us know about them!
Let’s start the Shmita year together – it is a special time of rest and renewal that comes only once every seven years. Join Shmita Project Northwest and our partners in Congregation Beth Shalom’s sukkah for a joyous time of connection with music, food, activities, and inspiration for engaging with Shmita values in our lives and communities.