Published on April 21st, 2020 | by Jacob Sapon


“Composting as a Spiritual Practice: A Practical Approach to Daily Transformation”

With Rabbi Natan Margalit and Rabbi Laura Bellows,

Wednesdays, May 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24

UPDATE: The start date of this class has been pushed back one week further, and now will begin on Wednesday, May 20th. We apologize for any confusion!

7:00 – 8:30 pm On Zoom.

Cost: $90 (Scholarships available for those who need assistance. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Contact Rabbi Margalit at if you would like to request a scholarship)

What is the connection between composting and redemption? Looking to cultivate a low-barrier daily (or weekly) spiritual practice? In this unique class, we will learn both the practical skills of successful, no-smell composting — whether in an apartment or a backyard, and explore Jewish teachings about the spiritual practice of transforming our food “waste” into new growth. Join us as we draw on Jewish composting wisdom going back to biblical times, and relating to the ecological and spiritual needs of today. All levels of composting experience welcome.

Here are the links for registration:

1)      one for general registration (please click here)

2)      one for TBZ members, who wish to have their fees subsidized by TBZ (please click here)

Please be sure to log out of the registration form once the registration is complete.

10 Responses to “Composting as a Spiritual Practice: A Practical Approach to Daily Transformation”

  1. Tina Lieberman says:

    Hi, I can’t find the link to join the class tonight. Sorry. Did you by any chance record it?

    • Jacob Sapon says:

      Hi Tina,

      So sorry about this! We mistakenly put the starting date for the class as May 6th– it doesn’t start until next Wednesday, May 13th. If you have registered for the class, you should receive a zoom link beforehand.

      Please feel free to reach out with any other questions to

      All the best,

      Operations assistant

  2. Sarah says:

    Hi there,

    I’ve registered for the class but have yet to receive a Zoom link… who should I contact about this?

    Kind thanks! I look forward to attending this class

    • Jacob Sapon says:

      Hi Sarah,

      We mistakenly put the start date as May 6th; the class actually begins on May 13th. So sorry for the confusion! If you have registered for the class, you should receive a zoom link beforehand.

      Apologies for the confusion again, and looking forward to having you there!

      Organic Torah

  3. Marilyn Paul says:

    Will this be recorded? I’d like to come but I can’t come to all sessions.

  4. Simon Lowen says:

    Hello! Simon Lowen here, Program Director at B’nai Emunah Synagogue in Tulsa, OK. I’ve been a Teva educator, and a Ramah Rockies camp counselor for years, and love the idea of composting in my apartment! Just checking – is this session a) a tutorial for how to actually turn food waste into soil, along with great learning about spiritual connections to the process, or b) a lovely discussion about the spiritual nature of that process and how to turn spiritual waste into areas for growth? Thanks so much!

    • Natan Margalit says:

      Hi Simon,
      Thanks for asking. It will include both practical composting information and spiritual learning about the meanings of composting . So, its a)

      Do you know my sons Nadav Margalit and Eiden Margalit? Nadav has been going to Ramah of the Rockies for 4 years (drag about this year!! He’s in first session), and Eiden just went to Metiyalim last summer.
      Hope to learn with you, Natan

  5. Nachshon Carmi says:

    Love it
    But I can not meet at this time
    Can we set up a time to talk about it? I have been composting for 20 years.

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