The Little Minyan participates in the Seeds of Hope Community Garden located at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Upper Arlington. An article about Seeds of Hope recently ran in the Suburban News.
The garden features 17 beds growing fruits and vegetables to be donated to Columbus-area food pantries. Last year, those who created and worked in the garden grew and donated more than 1,000 pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables.
The Little Minyan’s Education Program was featured in the Faith & Values section of the Columbus Dispatch in the spring of 2009. The article and a podcast of Dispatch religion reporter Meridith Heagney interviewing Little Minyan co-founder, Jessica Shimberg, are available on the Dispatch website. The conversation begins about 7 minutes into the podcast labeled “Little Minyans.”
Members in the News
Members of The Little Minyan are also involved in efforts around the city and beyond to repair the world/tikkun olam.
In October 2012, our Spiritual Life Coordinator, Jessica Shimberg, travelled to Immokalee, Florida with T’ruah (formerly Rabbis for Human Rights-North America) to learn more about the Campaign for Fair Food and the human rights work of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. One of many ally organizations, T’ruah has been bringing rabbis to Immokalee to increase awareness of human rights abuses occurring in and around the agricultural industry (specifically in the tomato fields of Florida). Upon returning to Columbus, Jessica connected with other allies in Columbus and continues to work with CIW and the local Ohio Fair Foods group. Their work to encourage Ohio-based Kroger and Wendy’s was featured in The Columbus Dispatch in December, 2012.
Members, Rose and Ron Solomon are hard at work with their neighborhood just north and east of The Ohio State University campus. A January 2013 article in The Columbus Dispatch details work the Solomons and others in their neighborhood are doing to restore the natural setting of the Iuka ravine, a hidden treasure in Columbus’ fairly flat landscape. Restoration and reforestation efforts are underway.