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Mitzvah Garden Teen Internship Summer 2023


The Sinai Mitzvah Garden Teen Internship aims to embody Jewish values of stewardship, community education, and Tikkun Olam (repairing the world). The 6-week internship will run the week of July 10 through the week ending August 18. Interns will learn land stewardship principles and engage in hands-on gardening and sacred space tending, while engaging with the broader Jewish and Springfield community.

You can learn more in the job description here.

Submit your application here by June 16!

Meet our Garden Manager and Educator


Nina Levison (she/they) comes to us with a decade of farm and garden experience. She currently serves as our Sinai Temple Religious School Pre-K teacher and has spent  the year growing alongside seven incredible 3-5 year olds. Nina's passion for growing things began when they were young: she grew up on a wonderfully wild half-acre of garden and orchard land her dad tended to. They can't wait to create a cultural garden space at Sinai Temple and continue to get to know the families and communities connected to it in the this coming year. 

About the Garden


The Sinai Mitzvah Garden is an educational garden for young people and adults. This garden is a Sinai Temple project and available for use by the larger community, including the religious school, B'Yachad.

The garden engages students and adults in our synagogue land in a new way - breaking ground to grow edible crops; cultivating seeds and watching them grow; learning about life cycles and seasons; and harvesting culturally relevant crops that correlate to our Jewish calendar and holidays. In this way, the garden aims to connect our community to our biblical agricultural past and present day cultural traditions.

Sat, December 2 2023 19 Kislev 5784