Nati Passow

Jewish Farm School |



Nati is a writer, carpenter and educator living in Philadelphia. The co-founder and director of the Jewish Farm School, Nati has been a leader in the field of informal education for over ten years. From 2005 to 2007 he ran an award-winning garden construction program for the Urban Nutrition Initiative in Philadelphia and has worked at Jewish institutions such as the Teva Learning Center, AJWS, Jewish Funds for Justice, and Camp Ramah. He has studied sustainable building design and natural building, and is a certified Permaculture designer.

Jewish Farm School

The Jewish Farm School (JFS) is an environmental organization established in 2006 to practice and promote sustainable agriculture and to support food systems rooted in justice and Jewish traditions. Its work addresses the injustices embedded in today’s global food systems, striving to increase access to sustainably grown foods produced from a consciousness of ecological and social wellbeing. JFS educates participants through farm immersion experiences, practical skills trainings, Jewish text study, and consulting and outreach. These programs are a catalyst for lifelong learning and engagement in Jewish, environmental, social justice, and food related issues.