Yavneh’s 5th and 6th graders journeyed to Urban Adamah, an “educational farm and community” right in the middle of Berkeley!
They got to learn the workings of the farm, from the various plants and trees that provide food and herbal medicines to the goats, chickens & bunnies who call it home. Over the next few days, they made teas, mixed together salves, and hiked local trails with fabulous views of the Bay Area. They even journeyed to the Academy of Sciences in San Francisco and marveled at the vastness of the universe in the Planetarium. The trip was a humbling down-to-earth experience that instilled an appreciation for the work that goes into making the foods & products we consume daily! Kol HaKavod, kiddos!
🙌 THANK YOU to our amazing staff, teachers, and parents who worked day and night to make a very quick change of plans and transportation due to flooding in Yosemite.
7th & 8th Grade Journey to Ashland, Oregon
The 7th/8th grade journey to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon, is a week of theatre, history, nature, food, and independence. The heart of the trip is the shows that we see at OSF—this year, it was RENT and Romeo and Juliet. We spent weeks beforehand studying each show, discussing themes, characters, language use, and historical context. To see the plays come to life is thrilling and incredibly special.
While in Ashland, we take advantage of all the town has to offer—museums, Lithia Park, white water rafting, shopping, and dining. The students enjoy a fair amount of freedom to explore the town independently, making this journey a real-life lesson in time management and public behavior expectations. Our week in Ashland was absolutely magical.