Jacob's Ladder Farm





ANIMALS: ANIMALS & JEWISH VALUES
Kindness to Animals
All Ages

Orthodox Version
Feed animals, learn how to handle animals gently, and review our Jewish roots that promote kindness to animals. What act of kindness was our forefather Jacob the first to do? How did Moses' compassion for a lamb usher him into his role as Shepherd of the Children of Israel? How did David's zeal in protecting his flock, unarmed, give him the skill to slay a giant and become a national her?
     Which pasuk in the Shema reminds us to feed our animals before ourselves? Which pasuk in the Kiddush reminds us to let our animals rest on Shabbat? How can we prevent tzaar baalei chayim to animals that need to be milked or petted on Shabbat? Learn to pet and feed a variety of friendly animals, including sheep, goats, Angora rabbit, baby birds (in season). Can be done as an add-on to You Are Noah! or The Brachah Workshop for a small fee.

Reform/Conservative Version
Feed animals, learn how to handle animals gently, and review our Jewish roots that promote kindness to animals. Option to learn about Jewish "animal rights" that Jews have practiced for thousands of years, including feeding our animals before ourselves, letting our animals rest on Shabbat, sheltering our animals from the elements, preventing tsaar baalei chayim (causing pain to animals), and not yoking an ox and a donkey together. Learn to pet and feed a variety of friendly animals, including sheep, goats, Angora rabbit, baby birds (in season). Can be done as an add-on to You Are Noah! or The Brachah Workshop for a small fee.

Length: 20-45 minutes for each group of 20 or fewer children and adults.

Cost without Donkey: $5/person; one teacher per group free; adults who have done this program before are free; $350 minimum (you may be able to be piggy-backed before or after another group for a smaller minimum). Or $400/3-4 hours for as many participants as we can accomodate in a quicker version that will require a great deal of active participation from you and your staff. $1/mile travelling fee. Pay for any two programs listed under ANIMALS and/or MELACHOT and get $2/person off the second program (you do not have to do both programs the same day.)

Extra: Donkey, $150 (or $2/person) additional

Prices may change without notice. All fees listed here are samples only. Your exact pricing will be worked out in your personalized contract.
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