Jacob's Ladder Farm

Living Shofars & Kosher Feet
Best for ages 5 & up
Girl and Goat with Horns How can you tell a kosher animal? How do cud-chewing and split hooves help save a kosher animal's life?  Which kosher animals give kosher shofars, and why?  How do goats and sheep have opposite personalities, and how does this this insight make listening to the shofar very special?

Hands-on activities may include learning to feed sheep and goats, seeing split hooves and kosher mouths, feeling warm and cold parts of a live goat's horn, and playing Shepherd and Shearer (learning sheep-calming skills and shearing a bit of wool from a live sheep).

If donkey option is included, seeing comparisons of kosher vs non-kosher feet and mouths as well as a helping with a carrot-eating race between a kosher and a non-kosher animal to see differences in how they chew.

Hands-on props include 3-D hoof-prints of wild and tame kosher animals, including elk, antelope, and bison; cow hoof showing split; sheep and goat skulls highlighting teeth configuration of kosher mouths and hollow-forming bone within shofars; horns that don't make kosher shofars, including cow horns and a 6-foot long elk antler, which can be picked up to feel its immense weight.

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

Cost without Donkey:  $7/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 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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