WIJC Member achieves Jewish Environmental Education Certification

Miriam Coates, co-secretary for the Whidbey Island Jewish Community, has recently earned a Certificate in Jewish Environmental Education from the Teva Institute (www.tevalearningcenter.org). The educator training session was held in Cold Spring, New York and was sponsored by the Teva Learning Center and the Jewish National Fund.

Her certification was completed through the Organic Agriculture and Educational Gardening track, facilitated by the Jewish Farm School.

Miriam is continuing her studies in Jewish education and is currently enrolled in the Jewish Teacher Certification program offered by the Jewish Federation of Seattle and is a participant in Hazon’s (www.hazon.org) Jewish Food Education Network training program.

Eager to share her experiences and knowledge with the community, Miriam is currently working on developing curriculum and courses for adults and children  that explore Jewish agricultural practices, food justice, bal taschshit, and eco kashrut concepts.

Questions or comments can be directed to Miriam at coates@whidbey.com

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