What is JOFEE?
Jewish Outdoor, Food, Farming & Environmental Education
JOFEE stands for Jewish Outdoor, Food, Farming & Environmental Education. These experiences connect people to Judaism, community, and the natural world through hands-on, thoughtful and engaging Jewish content across different ages, Jewish backgrounds, and religious approaches.
Tens of thousands of people engage in JOFEE activities every year, from learning about Jewish harvest rituals to starting a CSA, to greening their institutions by rethinking their consumption decisions. Combining methods from existing secular models (like outdoor education) with Jewish learning, wisdom, and traditions, JOFEE programs create unparalleled entry points to Jewish life and social action.
To find out more about the early growth and development of JOFEE, read the entire Seeds of Opportunity report.