Updates From The Field
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2018: Special Summer Update
News in the New Year – 5778
2015/16 Activity Report
April 2015 Newsletter
“Seed” Accelerator of a Different Sort
Year 1: Kaima's "To Do" Check List
Kaima embraces our ‘troublemaker’ moniker
“Kaima offers another path for youth who have dropped out of school and may just need a different, less standardized track to find their way in the world.”
Read about Dr. Nancy Strichman’s Times of Israel blog post on how Kaima’s model is helping to teach her Hebrew University’s Glocal graduate students.
February 17, 2023 READ MORE
Kaima welcomes fifth sister farm and the first outside of Israel
“It’s something we always wished would happen -- to see our model duplicated all over the world. We’re so happy about it...”
Israel21C's Abigail Klein Leichman writes about global export of the Kaima model
30 April 2018 READ MORE
Atmosphere of calm understanding
Read about the day Aviva and Shmuel Bar-Am of the Times of Israel of spent with Kaima’s young farmers and staff.
26 August 2017 READ MORE
Good Produce – And Good Works
The Jerusalem Post’s Sharon Aharoni reflects on Kaima’s model.
8 July 2016 READ MORE
"Farm therapy" expands into hydroponics
Israel21C's Abigail Klein Leichman checks back in with Kaima founder.
5 July 2016 READ MORE
A Jewish Farmers Movement: Revolutionary or Ridiculous?
The second annual Jewish famers’ conference hosted by the Leichtag Foundation brought together some fifty Jewish farmers to discuss issues such as sustainability, ethical food procurement, and Jewish communal return to agricultural endeavor.
7 February 2016 READ MORE
Social organic farm gives teens a second chance
The…CSA customers of Kaima aren’t only supporting a local organic farm. They make it possible…to provide a fresh start for teenagers who’ve dropped out of high school.
4 June, 2015 READ MORE
Farm to basket to table
Jerusalem Post's Amy Spiro talks about organic farms and the implications of shmita.
9 October 2014 READ MORE
Dropout teens blossom at unique organic farm
Israel21C's interview with Kaima founder by Abigail Klein Leichman.
28 September 2014 READ MORE
Kaima Featured on Jewish Giving Platform
Kaima Co-Founder, Yoni Yefet Reich was interviewed by our new friends at Righteous Crowd, a micro-giving platform that engages the Jewish community in supporting impactful not-for-profit organizations.
Israelis and internationals build new careers as eco change makers
Read about how the Green Apprenticeship program at Kibbutz Lotan inspired environmental activist Merav Carmi to establish Kaima Nahalal, the fourth franchise farm in the Kaima network.
Make Eat Magazine
Kaima Beit Zayit appeared in a great article – “A Place to Grow” – featuring the founders of our sister farm, Kaima Hukuk in Israel’s north.
Public gardens across globe admire new model in Jerusalem
Read about Kaima’s rolein the Jerusalem Botanical Garden Social and Environmental Hub, a wonderful addition to the capital city.
Hazon Visit to Kaima
Jewish educator Nigel Savage, the president of Hazon (Vision), an NGO committed to promoting environmental and human sustainability by creating change through transformative experiences had this to say about his recent visit to Kaima.
Kaima receives JFN-Keren Baktana Giving Circle Prize
In March 2015, Kaima was chosen as the recipient of Israel’s largest giving circle, whose donors gathered at the Jewish Funder's Network International conference in Tel Aviv. Many, many thanks to all who made this possible.
Kaima participates in the Jewish Community Farming Conference in San Diego, hosted by the Leichtag Foundation, January 2015.
The Jewish Community Farmer Advisory Committee, came on the heels of the Jewish Outdoor, Food, & Environmental Education report highlighting the growing movement of Jewish experiences centered around outdoor, food, and environmental education. Kaima was front and center throughout the committee conference sponsored by the Leichtag Foundation.
A Day in the Field
In November 2013, a group of 20 Israel Venture Network entrepreneurs and philanthropists from Israel and the US visited Kaima to learn about our social businesses practices and the lives we are changing, and to offer their own great insights to help guide our future.
Times of Israel
One of our super volunteers was able to get us honorable mention in the TIMES OF ISRAEL article about the rise of CSA farming in Israel. As you will see, Kaima has a place in the organic food growing community but is identified as entirely unique in helping deliver a social solution for dropout youth.
The Good People Fund
'A simple act of kindness can make a world of difference' This is the guiding philosophy of one of Kaima's best freinds and supporters - The Good People Fund. This great organizaiton recently highlight us on their website. Once again, thank you Good People!
UPDATE: Check out GPF Founder Noaomi Eisenberger's latest online diary entry.
Times of Israel
Dr. Nancy Strichman teaches graduate courses in evaluation and strategic thinking through Hebrew University’s Glocal program, and researches shared society NGOs and gender equality in Israel. Enjoy her blog about our sister farm, Kaima Nahalal, and her thoughts on how its founders are making a difference in the lives of girls and women.