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News Archives

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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 CLICK HERE

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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 CLICK HERE

times of israel article about kaima

Atmosphere of calm understanding

“There are young people for whom effective learning is the result of interactive experience, not conventional classroom lessons.”


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   CLICK HERE

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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.


The Forward


7 February 2016 CLICK HERE


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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.


Originally posted by the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


4 June, 2015 CLICK HERE

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Farm to basket to table


The CSA movement is finally gaining ground in Israel. But will ‘shmita’ throw it off track?


Jerusalem Post's Amy Spiro talks about organic farms and the implications of shmita.


9 October 2014  CLICK HERE

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Honorable Mentions

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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. 


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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.



Kaima Hukuk farmer

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.


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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.   


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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.   



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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.


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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. 



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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.



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