Community Lag Ba’Omer BonfireDate & Time
May 25, 2016
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Community Lag Ba’Omer Bonfire – Dancing, Potluck, S’mores and More
Almost 2,000 years ago the 24,000 students of the great sage Rabbi Akiva died in a massive plague sent from the heavens because the students were really being mean to each other. Lag Ba’Omer, the 33rd day of the journey from Passover to Shavuot, marks the day when the great plague ended.
We’ll celebrate on the farm by being REALLY nice to each other, sipping warm chai, lighting a huge bonfire, roasting s’mores, and dancing to the amazing music of a 9 piece balkan band. Please bring a dish for our dessert potluck and your dancing shoes!
8:00: Schmooze, enjoy treats from the dessert potluck and roast s’mores around the fire circle
8:45: Community singing and counting of the Omer
9:00: Dance and groove in the big tent
Tickets are $5 in advance, $10 at the door. Please bring a canned good to donate to our farm stand.
Co-sponsored by Afikomen Judaica, Congregation Beth El, JCC East Bay, Kehilla Community Synagogue, Moishe House East Bay, Netivot Shalom and Wilderness Torah.
Secret Balkan Band
For Lag Ba’Omer we’ve hired a rockin’ band. The SF Chronicle called them an “Instant Party Atmosphere”. This local and highly coveted 11 piece balkan band is guaranteed to make you dance. We can’t tell you who they are, but if you email us, we’ll give you a hint…
Wait, I thought your farm moved already? Can you update me about this?
Right now Urban Adamah is in the middle of a three phase Capital Campaign. We’re raising funds to move our farm from it’s current location (1050 Parker Street) to a 2.2 acre lot in Northwest Berkeley (1151 6th Street). We began construction on 6th Street in September 2015 and originally expected to begin moving our farm in January 2016. Permit delays and the rainy winter have delayed our move until the spring. We look forward to sharing more information about our timeline as it becomes clearer. For now, all of our programs will take place at our current location, 1050 Parker Street, in Berkeley.